The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

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5.56 X 0.54 X 8.2 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author

Jeff Martin edited the retail anthology The Customer Is Always Wrong and in 2009 released his fabricated memoir, My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. C. Max Magee created and edits the online magazine The Millions. He has appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition and has written for Poets & Writers, The Morning News, and The Rumpus. He lives in Philadelphia. Contributors Include: Thomas Allen - Kyle Beachy - John Brandon - Sonya Chung - Elizabeth Crane - Rudolph Delson - Rivka Galchen - David Gates and Jonathan Lethem - Joshua Gaylord - Lauren Groff - Garth Risk Hallberg - Owen King - Benjamin Kunkel - Reif Larsen - Victor LaValle - Emily St. John Mandel - Clancy Martin - Michael Paul Mason - Joe Meno - Ander Monson - Victoria Patterson - Tom Piazza - Marco Roth - Nancy Jo Sales - Katherine Taylor - Deb Olin Unferth


Praise for The Late American Novel

"Funny, poignant, relentlessly thought-provoking." --The Atlantic

"This book is lively, smart, funny, wildly creative, and gives me great hope for the future of writing." --A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

"What a fun and timely book this is. I sat down to read it expecting a coroner's report and found a manifesto instead. Maybe it's not time to go back to work at Applebee's yet, after all." --John Wray, author of Lowboy

Praise for The Customer Is Always Wrong, edited by Jeff Martin

"The mundane tasks and indignant exchanges with impossible customers are hilariously captured in this collection . . . Some . . . are spun with a catty flair and flirt with a mild contempt for frivolous consumers; others . . . are outrageously funny and incorporate life lessons in the litany of humiliations. Breezy and occasionally creepy musings on everything from guilt over serving fattening Swedish pancakes to seniors to the horrors of working at Sears may provide some nostalgic chuckles and perhaps even some unpleasant flashbacks as this collection elevates retail selling to a rite of passage." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize

"Jeff Martin is a first class liar. Even better than me." --James Frey