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Anything is possible in Chelsea Martin's bizarre and endearingly honest collection of stories, lists, flash fictions, and revealing factoids. Everything Was Fine Until Whatever is a poker-faced and unpredictably comic tour de force. Festooned with artwork and hand-written notes, this is a grand debut by a magical new talent.

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"Chelsea Martin offers a quirky blend of absurd erudition, hard-eyed candor, unexpected sentiment, tiny subliminal footnotes, and loopy artwork. The illustration alone for her "to do" list is worth the price of the book. Plus she's insane." Mike Topp, author of Shorts Are Wrong

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"Chelsea Martin's shapeshifting debut is not only wonderful and wacko, but, goddamn,something honest, something new." Blake Butler, author of Ever

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Fiction. Art. Anything is possible in Chelsea Martin's bizarre and endearingly honest collection of stories, lists, flash fictions, and revealing factoids. Everything Was Fine Until Whatever is a poker-faced and unpredictably comic tour de force. Festooned with artwork and handwritten notes, this is a grand debut by a magical new talent. Check out her own web site for extra goodness.

About the Author

Chelsea Martin was 23 when she published her first collection, Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (Future Tense Books, 2009), a genre-blurring book of short fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, sketches, and memoir. She is also the author, most recently, of The Really Funny Thing about Apathy (sunnyoutside, 2010) and illustrator of Joshua Brandon's Four-Letter Poems (2011). Martin lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and runs the small business Universal Error.

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Erin Tuzuner, January 15, 2014 (view all comments by Erin Tuzuner)
I would have to create several shelves to accommodate the incredible depth of strange and non linear processes contained within. I'm too lazy to do that, but I'm hopeful you will be tempted to devour and quickly discard this beautiful glimpse of honest, varied, insanity.
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BeTheChange, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by BeTheChange)
I first heard of this book after a writer I admire purchased it on a whim of sorts at a local LA bookstore. I followed suit and bought it on my first trip to Powell's last month. At turns comical, relatable, ridiculously clever, and just plain ridiculous, Everything Was Fine Until Whatever doesn't fit neatly into any one genre, except that of "Like Nothing I've Ever Read Before." All in all, this was a quick and enjoyable read, as well as a nice change of pace from the fiction that comprises ~97% of all my book reading.
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ISBN:
9781892061355
Author:
Martin, Chelsea
Publisher:
Future Tense Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090317
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.00x5.00x.31 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Future Tense Books - English 9781892061355 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Chelsea Martin offers a quirky blend of absurd erudition, hard-eyed candor, unexpected sentiment, tiny subliminal footnotes, and loopy artwork. The illustration alone for her "to do" list is worth the price of the book. Plus she's insane."
"Review" by , "Chelsea Martin's shapeshifting debut is not only wonderful and wacko, but, goddamn,something honest, something new."
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Art. Anything is possible in Chelsea Martin's bizarre and endearingly honest collection of stories, lists, flash fictions, and revealing factoids. Everything Was Fine Until Whatever is a poker-faced and unpredictably comic tour de force. Festooned with artwork and handwritten notes, this is a grand debut by a magical new talent. Check out her own web site for extra goodness.
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