“Playing bad guitar solos is satisfying in a way that writing bad short stories is not.”
Author Archives: Matt Borondy
I decided to stop tipping. Why give money to waiters? They’ll just squander it. Think about it: that’s 20% of every meal cost right back in my pocket. BOOM.
New books this week include Dawn Tripp’s novel of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Italian memoir, a debut novel from Idra Novey, and National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino’s latest.
When people ask what I’ve been up to lately, I say, “Not much, just lounging in my new Snuggie and reading Amber Sparks’ The Unfinished World.”
New books released this week include “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie, “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.
After encountering a giant Bernie Sanders on Fremont Street last night, I realized that as a former Vermonter, I’d be remiss not to prop up a few books that #feelthebern.
Writers on self-pity, “the most destructive of non-pharmaceutical narcotics.” Also, why so much “competitive victimhood” in social media?
Best Books of 2015 as selected by the N.Y. Times, Washington Post, Flavorwire, and other publications obsessed with Jonathan Franzen.