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A collection of short stories written over the past ten years, a few of which were the seeds for later novels. Some of these have appeared in such publications as Gray's Sporting Journal, SWINK magazine, and Revolver.

Note: Chapbook length, approximately 150 pages. Contains adult language/themes.
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Paperback, 2nd, 158 pages
Published January 21st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Charles Jackson
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a really wonderful collection of short stories, and honestly I'd happily recommend the entire thing based on Publish or Perish alone - a hilarious, biting story about a man sick of having his manuscripts rejected, so he sends one with a death threat and receives a rejection letter in record time with the dude's address, telling him he'd be as lazy a murderer as a writer. The book is told through essentially notes for writing a book, and it's amazing!

The vast majority of the other 9 are
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Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I get brain farts... that means that sometimes my memory doesn't work right.
I read this book already once before, and now have finished it again.

It is sort of like a rough draft of stories he then wrote full books out of. Has spelling and grammar errors as well as some typos and is no longer for sale on Amazon but if you have a copy and haven't read it yet, it's worth reading.

His book "The Cloud Seeders" was GREAT, by the way. Good YA book, and it's been a long time since I could be classified
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Kest Schwartzman
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
There's this feeling I get at the end of every Wes Anderson movie, where I'm really not at all sure whether I enjoyed it or not. Not even whether it was good (that can be a hard one) but just, simply, whether I enjoyed the experience. It's like the movie did make me feel things, but also I feel like those emotions were manipulated out of me, but then, isn't that what all literature does? is it a problem that the manipulation is more obvious? Is it more honest because it is more obvious? less hon ...more
Marie (UK)
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I simply do not get short stories. They feel like disconnected ramblings and expect the reader to make up a proper ending. There were a couple in this collection that gained my interest but the rest just leaves me wanting better
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Jamie Zerndt is the author of THE CLOUD SEEDERS, THE KOREAN WORD FOR BUTTERFLY, and THE ROADRUNNER CAFE. His short story, "THIS JERKWATER LIFE", was recently chosen as an Editor's Pick in Amazon's Kindle Singles store. He received an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his son.

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