In 1996 Harper’s published David Foster Wallace‘s famous essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again.”
Twenty-three years later, Harpur Palate published my essay, “A Supposedly Post-Colonial Thing I Will Never Fully Regret.”
Regardless, you can purchase a copy of my essay and many other good pieces of work on their website.
1o Reasons to Read An Authentic Derivative, A Novel By Caleb Coy:
- It’s SO Indie right now!
The author is publishing it himself.
- The author used IndieGoGo to raise funds!
The book was funded by a community of readers.
- It will increase your vocabulary!
It has words like obsequious, mendacious, and premonitory.
- It includes art by Nashville resident and graphic artist Bud Thomas!
Not just on the cover, but in the pages themselves
- It features Wilco, Nick Cave, Jack White, The Decembrists, Radiohead, Ben Kweller, Modest Moust, and other band names references throughout!
- The author was inspired by writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Donald Miller, J.D. Salinger, Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace!
- The story explores the struggles of millennials to live authentic, meaningful lives amidst the shifting values and conflicting scenes they occupy!
- Character analyze relationships to a degree that you might learn something about the person you’re dating!
- It’s pretty short. Like it’s not a real big commitment. This isn’t War and Peace we’re talking about.
- You get to make fun of hipsters! Check it out! Read the first seven pages for free!
Purchase the book now