Excerpt Making of Toro

I just stumbled across this hilarious story about
writer Mark Sundeen’s effort to write a book about bullfighting, something he knew nothing about…and indeed he doesn’t
even speak Spanish.

It is hilarious and a great read for a quick afternoon break. To compensate for his own shortcomings as an author,
Sundeen invents the imporbably-named alter ego, Travis LaFrance, a Hemingway-like adventure writer, and comes up with
an absurd tale of learning the ins and outs of the the life of toreodors.

If you’re interested in audio, there is also an interview with
Sundeen on To the Best of Our Knowledge.