I HATE YOU, PLEASE READ ME: A Book by Joshua Dalton
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ONE OF DENNIS COOPER'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021 (SO FAR)!
Joshua Dalton’s provocative debut is a darkly comic collection of fiction and fragments about mental illness, television satire, social media emptiness, workplace trauma, and dating in the age of “why won’t they text me back?” I Hate You, Please Read Me is a bold, sad and LOL funny literary meditation for fans of David Sedaris, Melissa Broder, Rachel Bloom and Samantha Irby.
PRAISE FOR JOSHUA DALTON
“In Joshua Dalton’s winning collection of stories and tweets about feeling like a loser, technology is a weapon of self-destruction, love is the highest form of self-hatred, and mental health is an oxymoron. I Hate You, Please Read Me offers an honest and aching voice, steeped in absurdity. It drew from me loud, painful laughter that scared my dog.”—JENNIFER WORTMAN, author of This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.
“[I Hate You, Please Read Me] is for anyone who has a reasonless life, but finds enjoyment in their reasonless life.”—NOAH CICERO, author of Las Vegas Bootlegger: Empire of Self-Importance
“It was raining and I was carrying my cat around in a blanket while looking for an Olive Garden—this was the dream I’d had after being up till 4 a.m. reading Joshua Dalton’s book. Coincidence?”—BRIAN ALAN ELLIS, author of Bad Poet
“Joshua nails this sensation of being so ‘wrong’ in the eyes of ‘society,’ but he harnesses that wrongness as a form of power. Funny, assaulting, and fluid, I Hate You, Please Read Me is a great book.”—JOE HALSTEAD, author of West Virginia
“Joshua Dalton elevates cyber spiraling to an art form.”—BROOKS STERRITT, author of The History of America in My Lifetime
“Joshua Dalton has such a brilliant voice—both despondent and hilarious, cruel and empathetic. These stories are filled with a kind of charming despair that rings so deeply, horribly true. This is a book that walks a fine line between pain and humor, and balances there perfectly. This is one that will stick with you.”—CATHY ULRICH, author of Ghosts of You
172 pages // Paperback
$4 (United States) // SHIPPING IN UNITED STATES ONLY
E-book available at Amazon.com!
JOSHUA DALTON is a borderline writer living in Texas. This is his first book.
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