Set mostly in Manhattanaalthough also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Floridaathis autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young writer with a cultish following, has been described by the author as aA shoplifting book about vague relationships, a a2 parts shoplifting arrest, 5 parts vague relationship issues, a and aAn ultimately life-affirming book about how the unidirectional nature of time renders everything beautiful and sad.a From VIP rooms in hip New York City clubs to central booking in Chinatown, from New York Universityas Bobst Library to a bus in someoneas backyard in a college-town in Florida, from Bret Easton Ellis to Lorrie Moore, and from Moby to Ghost Mice, it explores class, culture, and the arts in all their American forms through the funny, journalistic, and existentially-minded narrative of someone trying to both anot be a bad persona and afind some kind of happiness or something, a while he is driven by his failures and successes at managing his art, morals, finances, relationships, loneliness, confusion, boredom, future, and depression.aHow much were the earphones?a he said to Sam. ... aFrom American Apparel. ... aIa#39;m at the police station on Fifth Street, can you come get my bag? If you dona#39;t come thata#39;s okay. If you come you can eat the grapes in the bag. Theya#39;re organic.
|Title||:||Shoplifting From American Apparel|
|Publisher||:||Melville House - 2010-12-29|