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Miles Klee is the guest. He’s the author of a debut novel called Ivyland, now available from O/R Books.
Publishers Weekly raves:
Delightfully manic and sharply intelligent … Klee is undoubtedly a formidable talent in the making—he can make sentences crackle with an intensity and humor not seen since David Foster Wallace.
And this from The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Klee depicts the chaos with verve—he reads like J.G. Ballard zapped with a thousand volts of electricity.
Topics of conversation include: the New Jersey turnpike, getting lost, Being John Malkovich, New York City, high school, diversity, affluence, 9/11, protests, televisual phenomena, denial, braces, huge glasses, nerdiness, adolescence, being tortured, cynicism, theater, growth spurts, assholes, Stanislavski, method acting, Marlon Brando, Williams College, adderall, pharmaceutical industry, self-medication, contortions of logic, LSD, war, neurotoxins, Aldous Huxley, mescalin, sleep, MDMA, porn, geopolitics, critical function, mixed reviews, publication, persistence, and ultimate triumph.
Monologue topics: marathon running, writing, the grind, creative suffering.