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Liberation Day

October 26, 2022

George Saunders is in my top five favorite authors writing today. This is a collection of short stories are teh vaguely dystopian but with a…


Bliss Montage

September 28, 2022

I mentioned this book in our September SMK. This is a collection of short stories of characters working their way through madness and what is…


Seasonal Work

April 6, 2022


My Monticello

October 20, 2021

I don't like short story fiction because I like to be immersed for 600 pages, but I loved these five stories so much. The first…


All Things Reconsidered

June 3, 2020

I co-wrote this book so you know it's good.


Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction

July 31, 2019

I love Chuck Klosterman in all things and this departure from his typical fare is no different. Same voice, but with wildly different settings and…


Friday Black

May 15, 2019

A tour de force collection of essays at what it means to be young and black in America.


I Miss You When I Blink

May 15, 2019

I have never read an essay by Mary Laura that I did not love. She will make you laugh and tear up in the same…


The Wondering Years

November 14, 2018

I think Knox is an excellent podcaster and an even better writer.


All the Pieces Matter

October 31, 2018

A masterpiece of a book from Jonathan Abrams dedicated to getting the inside story of the making of one of the best TV shows ever,…