Jeremy Cohen

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Jeremy.


Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


Poking a Dead Fro...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Jeremy’s Recent Updates

Jeremy Cohen is now friends with Rinku Dudani
59746673
Jeremy Cohen rated a book it was amazing
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Redeployment
by Phil Klay
read in September, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen finished reading
The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen started reading
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen wants to read
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen wants to read
War Porn by Roy Scranton
War Porn
by Roy Scranton (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen rated a book liked it
Southland by Nina Revoyr
Southland
by Nina Revoyr (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen wants to read
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen wants to read
A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeremy Cohen wants to read
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Jeremy's books…
George Saunders
“This [oatmeal] represents your soul in its pure state. Your soul on the day you were born. You were perfect. You were happy. You were good.
Now, enter Concept Number Two: crap. Don't worry, folks. I don't use actual crap up here. Only imaginary crap. You'll have to supply the crap, using your mind. Now, if someone came up and crapped in your nice warm oatmeal, what would you say? Would you say: 'Wow, super, thanks, please continue crapping in my oatmeal'? Am I being silly? I'm being a little silly. But guess what, in real life people come up and crap in your oatmeal all the time--friends, co-workers, loved ones, even you kids, especially your kids!--and that's exactly what you do. You say, 'Thanks so much!' You say, 'Crap away!' You say, and here the metaphor breaks down a bit, 'Is there some way I can help you crap in my oatmeal?”
George Saunders
tags: humor

Virginia Woolf
“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

George Saunders
“Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

George Saunders
“Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another; rather, it teaches us to abide with the fact that, in their own way, all things are true, and helps us, in the face of this terrifying knowledge, continually push ourselves in the direction of Open the Hell Up.”
George Saunders

Donald Barthelme
“Mother, have you noticed that this society we’re in tends to be a little…repressive?”
“What does that mean, Eugenie? What does that mean, that strange new word, ‘repressive,’ that I have never heard before?”
“It means…it’s like when you decide to do something, and you get up out of your chair to do it, and you take a step, and then become aware of frosty glances being directed at you from every side.”
“Frosty glances?”
“Your desires are stifled.”
“What desires are you talking about?”
“Just desires in general. Any desires. It’s a whole…I guess atmosphere is the…word…a tendency on the part of the society…”
“You’d better sew some more pillow cases, Eugenie.”
Donald Barthelme, Sixty Stories

Kelly H...
33 books | 28 friends

Mostafa...
0 books | 18 friends

Jonatha...
593 books | 109 friends

Barbara
34 books | 19 friends

N. Goldman
376 books | 44 friends

Richard...
361 books | 315 friends

Peter Bull
134 books | 49 friends

DongWon
466 books | 82 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
13 (0.0%)

correct:
12 (92.3%)

skipped:
4 (23.5%)

544068 out of 4286847

streak:
1

best streak:
5

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Jeremy

Lists liked by Jeremy