Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim’s stories. As they do the things we all do - bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo - they’re confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream.
"Choke", by Anthony Lane; "A Man in the Kitchen", by Donald Antrim; "Tasteless", by David Sedaris; "Spice Routes", by Jane Kramer; "The Fast Lane", by Judith Thurman; and "Three Chopsticks", by Calvin Trillin
"can't stand the reader!"