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You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am

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Awards

Winner of the 2005 December Prize

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun.

Review:

"[R]eminiscent of covertly eavesdropping on a private conversation over a cup of hallucinogen-spiked black coffee." Bookslut

Review:

"Tao Lin's poetry collection gracefully proves the theorem that nothing can be truly sad if it isn't also funny." Time Out Chicago

Synopsis:

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2005 December Prize. Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun. "YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM has the energy and oddness of a thing that is rising very fast that is not supposed to be rising, or that is supposed to be rising but for a moment you forget that, and for a moment this ordinary thing looks very strange and exciting"--Deb Olin Unferth. Tao Lin is 23 and lives in New York City. Visit his blog reader-of-depressing-books.blogspot.com.

About the Author

Tao Lin was last year's winner of NYU's Undergraduate Creative Writing Prize. He is the poetry editor for 3 a.m. magazine, and proprietor of the book blog ReaderofDepressingBooks.com. His stories and poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Cincinnati Review, Other Voices, Punk Planet, and many other magazines. Tao was born in 1983 and lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780976569237
Author:
Lin, Tao
Publisher:
Action Books
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20061130
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
96

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Product details 96 pages Action Books - English 9780976569237 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[R]eminiscent of covertly eavesdropping on a private conversation over a cup of hallucinogen-spiked black coffee."
"Review" by , "Tao Lin's poetry collection gracefully proves the theorem that nothing can be truly sad if it isn't also funny."
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2005 December Prize. Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun. "YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM has the energy and oddness of a thing that is rising very fast that is not supposed to be rising, or that is supposed to be rising but for a moment you forget that, and for a moment this ordinary thing looks very strange and exciting"--Deb Olin Unferth. Tao Lin is 23 and lives in New York City. Visit his blog reader-of-depressing-books.blogspot.com.
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