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JASON PORTER - Why Are You So Sad?
Friday, Feb 7 at 7PM
speaking & signing
|Pre-order a copy of Why Are You So Sad from an independent bookstore (such as ourself) and Jason Porter will send you an original drawing FOR FREE! What??? Check out the details right over here. Porter's uproarious, intelligent debut, Why Are You So Sad?, centers on an illustrator of assembly manuals for a home furnishings corporation, who must determine whether or not the world needs saving. Reminiscent of Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, & Jennifer Egan, Porter's debut is an acutely perceptive and sharply funny meditation on what makes people tick.|
Porter's uproarious, intelligent debut, Why Are You So Sad?, centers on Raymond Champs, an illustrator of assembly manuals for a home furnishings corporation, who is charged with a huge task: To determine whether or not the world needs saving. It comes to him in the midst of a losing battle with insomnia -- everybody he knows, and maybe everybody on the planet, is suffering from severe clinical depression. He's nearly certain something has gone wrong. A virus perhaps. It's in the water, or it's in the mosquitoes, or maybe in the ranch flavored snack foods. And what if we are all too sad and dispirited to do anything about it?
JASON PORTER was born and raised in southeastern Michigan. He is, or has been, an English teacher, customer support representative, landlord, traveling musician, and the overnight editor for Yahoo! News and The New York Times. Currently, he writes fiction. Why Are You So Sad? is his first novel.
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