I read a lot of books and I want to tell you about them.

White Girls

January 11, 2014

I can’t write one complete sentence about her because she was her own complete sentence, and her sentence about herself was better than anyone else’s because she uttered it sort of without thinking while thinking too much, I can’t tell you how unusual that is in a world where, nowadays, no one leaves the house […]



May 15, 2013

Oh yeah I have a blog! And since I woke up early, checked my bank account on a whim, saw that somebody had cashed an $800 check from it without me being involved, and now I am having hell of anxiety- before the Nevada tour, I can’t rememeber that last time I had $800 in […]


I think Yukio Mishima is fascinating. I’ve never read Yourcenae before. I’m on tour so I needed a little book I didn’t have to think too hard about- which is why this little biography full of fascism, seppuku and repressed homosexaulity was exactly what I wanted. Just like in any other mass market beach read. […]



March 6, 2013

Hey blog! I don’t think I’ve talked about this much here; I guess I’m a little reticent because I don’t want to be the writer who will not shut the fuck up about her book. (The bigwigs at Topside Press are unimpressed with my reticence.) But I probably should at least let you know that […]


The Fashion System

March 5, 2013

Uh oh I’m getting deeper into this and starting to realize that taking quotes from this kind of dense and self-contained text on semiotics out of context might become sort of incoherent. Like, to explain the following you should know that just now Barthes has quoted a description, from a fashion magazine, of a halter […]