About Mann UNkind

Greetings from lovely stuck-in-1979 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I am a 48 year old Kinsey 6  who is working to write his memoirs, from a fractured childhood, to a disillusioned career in the arts, and finally from a lowly office schlepp, trying to recall what brought his life to where it is, and figure out where it’s going to finish.

You can view bits about me at www.usaor.net/users/harpo or by finding William Mann in Pittsburgh, PA on Facebook.

My three categories above are ‘Cruise Ship Diaries’, which is an e-mail diary I kept from 1999 to 2000.  Six months working on the Carnival Cruise ‘Fascination’, followed by two months in Peru, and seven months trying to live in Puerto Rico.  If you’ve ever thought about working on a cruise ship, read this.

Next is ‘Mann UNkind’.  These are basically my musings and observations on life.  I have a seriously Brechtian view of the world.  Beware.

Still in the writing stages is ‘A Life UNkind’, which is my writing as much of my life down as I can recall before I die.  From the usual (well, maybe not QUITE so ‘usual’) dysfunctional childhood to a disillusioned adult life, it’s as true as I can be.

If you like what you read, tell me.  If you REALLY like what you read, you can send donations to my Paypal.

I think after you read…you’ll see…I could use it…as well as a little positive reinforcement.

I’m looking forward to embarking on this journey of memories.


7 Responses

  1. Tomji 05. May, 2012 11:41 pm #

    Hi from new arrival back to home state now in Pittsburgh via thailand. Just a guy who enjoys your ability to say what he thinks and feels Cheers.\

  2. Tomji 05. May, 2012 11:39 pm #

    I wrote a bunch and it got swallowed up and off into the ethers. Just wanted to say like your blog. Moved to Pittsburgh my home state 10 days ago after traveling much last destination Thailand where did research for Masters thesis on Meditation and Art. sorry no pict yet but trust that if things work out we could meet and share stories. Best wishes, Tomji

  3. Phillip 02. Jan, 2012 8:54 pm #

    I stumbled upon your Cruise Ship Diaries from somewhere and really enjoy reading it. Originally, I was just curious what it was like to work on a cruise ship, but I’ve found your writing to be very entertaining, honest, and, at times, heart-breaking. I spent a long time during my holiday break reading through your stories.

    I’ve skimmed parts of a Life Unkind and found it very interesting as well. I really hope you keep writing and just wanted to say that you’ve impacted a complete stranger and I’m thankful for that.

  4. Dj Douds 05. Nov, 2011 9:33 am #


    I’m sorry you think life has kicked you in the knockers. But, I would send money if I could afford too, unfortunately with my job I don’t really have the money to do that at this time. Sorry buddy.

  5. gil 12. Sep, 2011 12:49 pm #

    good picture, :)

  6. Ruby 28. Aug, 2011 11:42 pm #

    I am sorry I haven’t been able to send you coffee… will do so when I find another provider.

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