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DURING MY NERVOUS BREAKDOWN I WANT TO HAVE A BIOGRAPHER PRESENT
BRANDON SCOTT GORRELL


during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer by Brandon Scott Gorrell

Poetry. Jun 2009. 88 pages, perfect bound, 100% recycled paper.

*available as ebook

"Bret Easton Ellis for the Gmail chat generation."
Kelley Hoffman, Refinery 29

"[O]ne of the best books of American poetry I’ve read in years."
Michael Schaub, Bookslut

"Gorrell's book is a thoughtful yet humorous collection of entertaining poems [...] Makes me wish I had kept up with poetry writing."
Jeffrey Brown, author of CLUMSY

"Such hilarious, surprising, aphoristic poems. They do not stop at funny: they move into the territory of sad; the drab panic of daily life."
Deb Olin Unferth, author of VACATION

"I like these poems. I really do. They made me laugh."
Matthew Rohrer, author of A GREEN LIGHT

"I feel lonely, and while I'm lonely, reading this book makes me feel less lonely."
Noah Cicero, author of THE HUMAN WAR

"[R]eally good."
Bebe Zeva

"I have been going through a thing lately of not feeling like I want to read, unless I 'have' to (like I'm on a bus or something), but I read Brandon's book and enjoyed it a lot and felt excited."
Chris Killen, author of THE BIRD ROOM

"This is an awesome collection. I read it straight through, not even pausing to brush away the spider that was building a web between my knees."
Sam Pink, author of PERSON

Brandon Scott Gorrell (b. 1984) is co-publisher of Thought Catalog. He can be followed on Twitter.

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