Doug Adkins, You’ll Be Missed


By the minneapolis egotist / /

Yesterday, Hunt Adkins broke some incredibly heart-breaking news on Twitter. 

This morning, the world unexpectedly lost a true genius, mentor and friend. To paraphrase one of Doug Adkins’ favorite authors: Silence is preferable to saying the something which is not everything that should be said. Today there are no words. We miss you, Doug.

Doug was such a monumental influence on our community and beyond. He was a copywriter’s copywriter. He was the kind of writer many of us here at The Egotist emulated, with very little success.

Doug’s bio on Hunt Adkins’ website perfectly encapsulates his creative genius and quirk in fewer than 180 characters.

Our job is to ride motorcycles through tea parties, set off bottle rockets at meditation retreats, walk marmosets in dog parks and shout, ‘Yahtzee!’ at backgammon tournaments.”


  1. Holli May 28, 2020

    Thank you Egotist for this honorable post. Doug was one-of-a-kind, most certainly.

  2. Mary Sage May 29, 2020

    So sorry to hear of this loss. A true genius. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

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