Flynn Takes An
Expensive Tumble

Nick Flynn

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2006

2005 Top 100 honoree and author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, smashed a set of 300-year-old Chinese vases after falling down a flight of stairs. The three vases were prize possessions of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, for over 40 years and were valued at $175,000. The 42-year-old writer, a frequent visitor to the museum, claimed the incident was the result of a faulty shoelace. Flynn was quoted in The New York Times as saying, “I snagged my shoelace, missed the step and crash, bang, wallop there were a million pieces of high-quality Qing ceramics lying around underneath me.” Maybe Nick should invest in a pair of loafers! ♦

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