Eat When You Feel Sad
All the sad young pop-culture-saturated hyperliterary men mope their way under our skin, one deadpan, declarative sentence at a time
Eat When You Feel Sad is a novel about Robert. Eat When You Feel Sad is a novel about a generation. Robert was born in the 1980s. He was born in the United States of America. In Eat When You Feel Sad, Robert feeds his cat, watches television and drinks beer. In Eat When You Feel Sad, Robert gets mustard on his clothes, rides a bicycle and talks on Gmail chat. Eat When You Feel Sad takes place in cars, houses, and apartments. Eat When You Feel Sad takes place in a school, a community center, and several Chinese restaurants. Eat When You Feel Sad is a selection of scenes from a life.
Eat When You Feel Sad will be found on a short shelf of short literary novels that includes Bret Easton Ellis's Less than Zero and Tao Lin's Eeeee Eee Eeee--where young people seek their own reflection, and face reality with humor and hope.
Praise For Eat When You Feel Sad…
"Moving, funny, emotional, and—in a revolutionary way—both highly-readable and avant-garde, Eat When You Feel Sad excites me very much in terms of literature and also life itself.”
“Zachary German’s nimble, catwalking, archeological, surface dwelling, emotionally unpaved prose is a thing of total wonder and my favorite drug, language-based or otherwise. Eat When You Feel Sad is so bright and pleasurable and full of excellence, it’s positively serene.”
Melville House, 9781933633855, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 2010