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Sad Laughter by Brian Alan Ellis
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it was amazing


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Reading Progress

October 13, 2018 – Shelved
October 13, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 11, 2019 – Started Reading
February 12, 2019 –
page 19
13.01% "Poetry Readings Are Like Really Weird AA Meetings"
February 12, 2019 –
page 23
15.75% "Social media is the preferred art form used by writers to remind themselves and others that “Hey, I’m a writer,” besides just sobbing uncontrollably into their hands in front of their pets."
February 12, 2019 –
page 28
19.18% "Writers’ residency where you stay where you are but you stop paying rent. The residency ends when your landlord calls the police."
February 13, 2019 –
page 33
22.6% "HOT LIT TIP: Give up writing short stories and novels. Write poems instead. That way, your work can be less relevant and less profitable. Win."
February 13, 2019 –
page 36
24.66% "Articles about Writing Tools for Writers vs. Articles about Writers Who Are Tools"
February 13, 2019 –
page 40
27.4% "Customer: In some circles they call me the poet laureate of the pre-packaged gas station sandwich.

Barista: Yeah, whatever, but can I have an actual name for the cup?"
February 13, 2019 –
page 44
30.14% "ATTN snobby academic writers: there’s nothing wrong with making books out of glue, tape, staples and scissors and then selling them from out of the trunk of your car. (If you have a car.)"
February 14, 2019 –
page 52
35.62% "Reminder: There is a special hell for writers who use #amwriting and that hell is called Twitter."
February 14, 2019 –
page 62
42.47% "Relationships Don’t Work and People Can’t Fulfill You Which Is Why It Makes Perfect Sense That Someone Would Have Sex with a Parked Van: Essays"
February 14, 2019 –
page 65
44.52% "Existential Breakdown in the Christmas Aisle at Walgreens and Other Existential Breakdowns in Other Aisles at Other Places"
February 14, 2019 –
page 77
52.74% "“You’ve finally reached the point of gnome return, which Kafka says is the point that must be reached, so hella kudos.”—Gnome Chomsky"
February 14, 2019 –
page 91
62.33% "Probably the worst aspect of editing an online poetry journal is having to be the person who thought it was a good idea to edit an online poetry journal."
February 14, 2019 –
page 118
80.82% "Sounds crazy, but retreats from writers’ retreats, you know, just screams “Better deal!”"
February 14, 2019 –
page 124
84.93% "The best AWP offsite event is where you lay on your shitty mattress staring into nothing while thousands of miles away from any writer."
February 14, 2019 –
page 130
89.04% "The thing about poetry is that writing a poem only seems like a good idea at the time but then oh boy."
February 14, 2019 –
page 140
95.89% "Books are like people—there are too many and most are garbage but we keep producing them because maybe a really amazing one will turn up though it’s doubtful as fuck."
February 14, 2019 – Finished Reading

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