O'NEIL: A woman approached me after a reading, said: "I can't believe how talented you are. Writer, TV star, chef, but don't you have a British accent?" I said, "excuse me? I'm not British, and I'm no TV star." She said, "are you as mean as you act?" I said, "I don't think we're having the same conversation." She said, "can I get a photo of us together, no one at home will believe I met Chef Ramsey."
PATRICK O'NEIL is the author of the memoir Hold Up, forthcoming from 13E Note Editions, Paris, France. His nonfiction essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, most notably: Fourteen Hills, New Plains Review, Weave Magazine, The Whistling Fire, Word Riot, and Blood Orange Review. Patrick resides in Hollywood California, holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and teaches at a local community college. For more information please see his website.
Get your photo taken with Rod Stewart Rutger Hauer Patrick at 3rd Space in San Diego on Saturday October 20 at 6pm.