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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyby Tao Lin
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"A revolutionary."-The Stranger
"Stimulating and exciting."-The San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Tao Lin writes from moods that less radical writers would let pass-from laziness, from vacancy, from boredom. And it turns out that his report from these places is moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious."-Miranda July, author of No One Belongs Here More Than You
Tao Lin-author of the underground sensation Eeeee Eee Eeee-continues his deadpan existential-slapstick style with poems featuring titles such as: "I will learn to love a person and then I will teach you and then we will know"and "hamsters are heads with little characteristics on the head, part one."
It is, in short, a book of poetry in which the author attempts in a calm, sympathetic, and at times sarcastic tone, to explain to himself the possible origins and cures of anger, worry, frustration, obsession, and confusion-while concurrently experiencing those things.
Tao Linis the poetry editor for 3 a.m. magazine, and proprietor of the blog Reader of Depressing Books. His stories and poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Cincinnati Review, Other Voices, Punk Planet, and many other magazines. Lin, author of the novel Eeeee Eee Eeeeand the short story collection Bed, was born in 1983.
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23-year-old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe.
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.
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