AHWOSG

I have been unable to do anything tonight except read this David Eggers book I've had for years but never opened. I got it one day at a used bookstore in State College but it didn't start it because I worried it would be too precious or irritating and also because too many people had told me I should read it and because I've submitted more than one piece to McSweeney's and though been encouraged to send more work, never accepted. But I took the subway to work today and happened upon this book in one of my still not unpacked boxes this morning and so started it on the ride to work and then again on the way back and so that is how my evening has evaporated. It gives me a slight stomach ache to read because it's so sad, or maybe I just have a stomach ache and think it's from the book, but I can't write more now because I have to keep reading it and I only paused to let you know that this is what I'm doing (also I had to stop anyway to pee).

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Liz said…
My sister just mentioned this book to me. It has also lived at my house for a number of years and not been read in it's entirety. Perhaps I will give it another shot...

I'm in for IKEA on Saturday - after the mayor's forum which you can come to if you want :)
Aimee said…
You can borrow it from me when I'm done. I will probably finish it tonight. There is no way in hell i'm going to mayor's forum that starts at 8 a.m. on Sat.
Zena said…
i have not read anything other than a journal article in too long.

i recently decided that i should read the sedaris set b/c eveyone has (peer pressure, really). it is good, but not all that...

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