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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Bad Behavior

Book #34 on my reading list this year was Mary Gaitskill's Bad Behavior.


Bad Behavior is a sterling collection of relationship-related short stories including "Secretary" the inspiration for the Maggie Gyllenhaal film. It's subversive, sincere and at times funny, but most of all it's just darned good writing.

Interview in Bomb Magazine
A B-side

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