Prose. Non-fiction 'thriller' about book production. May 2009. 152 pages, © Creative Commons, No Rights Reserved. Limited to 150 copies.
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“Reading The Brandon Book Crisis often made me laugh, and I was sometimes surprised, in anticipation, to experience feelings of certain, 'business-as usual' emails being 'ominous'. This 'fast-paced', confusing, and funny new 'reality novel' offers 'insight' into Muumuu House, its affiliates, and the book publishing process. I recommend it highly.”
—Brandon Scott Gorrell
"Innovative in its approach, devastating in its revelations, and ultimately moving in its [something], The Brandon Book Crisis made me feel like I was finally reading what I wanted to read: unedited Gmail chats and emails between people I know and like in book form, focusing on people and things that I know and like within a context I’ve literally experienced and view as ‘memorable’ and ‘interesting.’ "
Brandon Scott Gorrell (b. 1984) is co-publisher of Thought Catalog. He can be followed on Twitter.
Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of Taipei (Vintage, 2013) & other books. He can be followed on Twitter.