About Nathan Graziano

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is the author of three collections of poetry---Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2003), Teaching Metaphors (Sunnyoutside Press, 2007) and After the Honeymoon (Sunnyoutside Press, 2009)—a collection of short stories, Frostbite (GBP, 2002), and several chapbooks of fiction and poetry. A chapbook of short prose pieces titled Hangover Breakfasts was recently published by Bottle of Smoke Press this fall. For more information, visit his website at NathanGraziano,com.

Fenway Park With My Father

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“My father and I—both stolid men—have always communed through baseball. Sports are and always will be a way in which men connect and speak the unspoken, articulate our ineffable emotions.”

The Manufacturing of the American Douche

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Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.

Frat Party (Revisited)

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Reliving “the old days” with old friends can keep your soul young, and remind you that your body is older.

Learning To Be Alone Again

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After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.

Black Friday Brings Out the Worst in Human Beings

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Nathan Graziano was just coming around to believe in the altruistic and kind nature of humanity during the holiday season. Then Black Friday came along.

Class Reunions Are a Thing of the Past

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Nathan Graziano prefers to have relationships with former classmates separate from pageantry, the buffet and the crepe streamers strung from the ceiling.

What Exactly Are We Watching?

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Surely we know the difference between entertainment and real life? How then, wonders Nathan Graziano, do we explain the collective conversation about the arrest of Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

It Can’t Be All About The Kids

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Sometimes you have to put your spouse first: Nathan Graziano’s recollection of a late honeymoon.

The Dude Sleeping with My Wife

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Co-sleeping pushes Nathan Graziano to the couch. Is it sour grapes or true love?

Yoga Pants Nation

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Yoga pants aren’t just for the yoga studio anymore. And if the trend doesn’t die soon, Nathan Graziano may be doomed.

The Guy Having a Panic Attack

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Suffering from panic attacks since college has been bad enough. Even more difficult is the thought that my kids will inherit them.

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy

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It’s not that bad, guys.

Fear the Towel

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What goes down when the towel goes up at male strip clubs?

Lap Dance Anxiety

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How Nathan Graziano deals with the anxiety of having a beautiful woman grind, naked, on his lap.

Cry, Baby, Cry: Rocky, Mickey, Lebowski and the Male Fear of Crying

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Is it the strong men who don’t cry, wonders Nathan Graziano. Or the strong men who do?