Stick with It with Patrick Lombardi

Patrick Lombardi

My guest this week, Patrick Lombardi, was born and raised in New Jersey, where he still lives and writes for a variety of local and national sites like,, and BuzzFeed. He’s collection of humorous stories and essays, Junk Sale, came out in 2018. He’s also the creator of, which highlights independent food businesses in New Jersey, and the companion New Jersey Food Truck Cookbook, which was just released in February.

Patrick talks to me about how he decided to focus on his writing, the challenges of writing humor, including judging feedback for humorous prose, and why it’s so important to engage in your art, whatever it might be. We also talk about his decision to start a website for local food, and how he manages all this on top of a day job and family life with an almost-brand-new baby.

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Patrick’s website

Patrick on Facebook

Patrick on Instagram

Patrick on Twitter

Patrick on YouTube

Patrick on TikTok


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