Life as a Bestselling Author: The Mark Haskell Smith Interview

Today’s podcast is with the greatest author since Ernest Hemingway, Mark Haskell Smith.  

A bold statement I know but he is that good. His latest book "Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures In The Clothing-Optional World” is a fantastic and enlightening treatment of the hidden (metaphorically) world of nudists.

What makes Mark so unique and his books so incredible is his approach and outlook on life.  He is the epitome of someone living an epic life.

In this revealing podcast we cover: the dangers of hiking in the Swiss alps nude; why no one is ever offended by cottage cheese (and why that's a bad); why replacing envy with gratitude leads to happiness; the beauty of pickles & Twitter and  why simple pleasures are underrated.  A successful playwright and author, Mark gives advice about doing your own thing and how to become a unique artist, no matter what you do.

Mark’s been a hero of mine for a while so interviewing him was the 1st time I’ve ever been nervous on the podcast.  Luckily, Mark is as good of a guy as he is an author.  He’s honest, genuine, funny as shit and just a blast to talk with.  Plus he laughed at my jokes which is always nice.  Check it out and if you haven’t read any of his books, I recommend them highly.  Check out his site:

Show Notes:

Twitter: @encurtido

Facebook: Mark Haskell Smith

Wikipedia listing

Naked at Lunch: A reluctant nudist’s adventure’s in the clothing-optional world

Nudist resort in France - Cap d'Agde

Bare Necessities Tour & Travel

Joe Orton playwright

Playwrights Horizons

Werner Herzog

**This was a hilarious podcast to record because Mark was so cool.  He didn't even say anything when I called Tom Brady gorgeous...