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TNB 3.0 - Coming Soon!

November 9th, 2009
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TNB 3.0 - Coming Soon! 
The Nervous Breakdown is proud to announce the impending launch of a brand new and greatly expanded version of the site. It’s all happening sometime this Sunday, November 15th. Please stay tuned. This should be interesting.


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“Self-Portrait, with Noise,” by Irene Zion

November 3rd, 2009
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Self-Portrait, with Noise 
Irene Zion looks into the mirror of her imagination and finds two large hands preparing to crush her head. Irene recently performed at The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience in Chicago (video below).


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Olear & Wetherell - NYC - 06.09.09

October 29th, 2009
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Greg Olear & Kimberly M. Wetherell 
Olear and Wetherell, together in New York, following TNB’s first-ever Literary Experience on 9 June 2009. Olear is the author of the acclaimed novel Totally Killer, now out in paperback from Harper Perennial, and Wetherell, in addition to being a longtime TNB contributor, is the director of the award-winning documentary Why We Wax. Recently, they were interviewed by Andrew Parsons of Radio Waves, and you can listen to their conversation HERE. You can also bear witness to the Totally Killer book trailer below. It was directed by Ms. Wetherell.


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Claire Bidwell Smith

October 27th, 2009
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Claire Bidwell Smith 
In addition to her work here at TNB, Smith writes the award-winning blog Life in Chicago and has also written for a variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, Bicycling, Travel Age West, Road and Travel, and Food and Wine.


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Greg Boose

October 23rd, 2009
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Greg Boose 
In addition to his work here at TNB, Boose writes regularly for The Huffington Post, and along with his wife is the co-editor of BlackBook’s guide to Chicago. He has appeared on many humor sites such as The Big Jewel, Yankee Pot Roast, Monkeybicycle, Opium magazine and McSweeneys.net. His work has also appeared in Hobart, Feathertale, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Reader, Chicago Public Radio and more.


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Peter Gajdics

October 20th, 2009
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Peter Gajdics 
Gajdics is the winner of Opium magazine’s 2009 500-word memoir contest (see video below). He has been published in Gay Times, The Gay and Lesbian Review / Worldwide, and The Printed Blog. The New York Tyrant will publish a 5,000-word excerpt from Peter’s first book, CHORA, in their forthcoming issue. CHORA is about Peter’s six years in a psychiatric cult undergoing primal therapy to change from gay to straight, and the medical malpractice suit he filed against his former psychiatrist for treating his homosexuality as a disease. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.


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Amy Guth

October 17th, 2009
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Amy Guth 
Guth is the founder of Pilcrow Lit Fest, host and curator of the monthly Fixx Reading Series, and author of Three Fallen Women (So New Media Publishing, 2006), as well as a forthcoming second novel and work of non-fiction. Previously, she has written for The Believer, Monkeybicycle, Ninth Letter, Four Magazine, Bookslut, The Complete Meal and Outcry, among others. She recently made an appearance at The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience in Chicago. (Video below.)


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Autumn Kindelspire

October 14th, 2009
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Autumn Kindelspire 
Kindelspire’s short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in the Westchester Review, Main Channel Voices, the Abacot Journal (online), and Alimentum. She is now an editorial assistant at a major publishing house, and working on the obligatory novel. Earlier this year she appeared at TNB’s Literary Experience in New York City. (Video below.)


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Kristen Elde

October 12th, 2009
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Kristen Elde 
Elde is an editor by trade and lives and writes in Brooklyn. She recently appeared at TNB’s Literary Experience in New York City. (Video below.)


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Milo Martin at TNB’s Literary Experience - 09.20.09 - Los Angeles

October 8th, 2009
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Milo Martin 
Mr. Martin is the author of the sensational collection Poems for the Utopian Nihilist, now available from the good people at Echo Park Press. He lives in Los Angeles with the poet Mende Smith and they have a magical cat named Moesha. Photo by Jason Lashever.


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Shya Scanlon

October 6th, 2009
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Shya Scanlon 
Scanlon is the author of the much buzzed about novel Forecast, currently being serialized all over the web and due out in hardcover from FlatManCrooked in Spring 2010. He also has a very nice mustache.


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J.E. Fishman

October 5th, 2009
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J.E. Fishman 
Fishman is co-author of the non-fiction book Life is a Series of Presentations, published by Fireside/Simon & Schuster. His novels in progress include the thrillers Primacy and The Summit. He is also working on a mystery novel called Mr. Gloom and Pollyanna Fight to the Death.


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D.R. Haney at TNB’s Literary Experience - Los Angeles - 09.20.09

October 1st, 2009
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D.R. Haney 
D.R. Haney reads from his debut novel Banned for Life at TNB’s Literary Experience in Los Angeles on 09.20.09. Raves author Chris Kraus: “[Banned for Life] is a eulogy to dead friends and those who died trying to transform personal pain into something extraordinary that happens outside the body. It’s also pitch-perfect, laugh-out-loud funny and heartrendingly sad.” Acquire it today.


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Totally Killer, by Greg Olear

September 29th, 2009
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Greg Olear’s Novel Drops 
Behold! Greg Olear’s debut novel Totally Killer is now in print and available for purchase. Says Jonathan Evison: “Olear has created a veritable almanac of the 90s. Totally Killer is, well, totally killer. You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll weep. You may even find yourself humming Whitney Houston.” Go forth and read.


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Simon Smithson - TNB Literary Experience - Los Angeles - 09.20.09

September 24th, 2009
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TNB’s Literary Experience 
Simon Smithson reads his piece entitled “The Letters I Wrote That Did Not Convince Janeane Garofalo to Have Sex with Me.” Photo by Jason Lashever.


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Rebecca Schiffman

September 22nd, 2009
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Rebecca Schiffman 
Musician, painter, writer, and Upper East Side native Rebecca Schiffman. She performed last week at TNB’s Literary Experience in New York. (See below.)


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TNB’s Literary Experience - Chicago - 09.22.09

September 20th, 2009
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The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience: Chicago! 
Please join the lovely and talented Gina Frangello as she hosts the inaugural edition of the Literary Experience in Chicago at The Whistler in Logan Square, 2421 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Tuesday, September 22nd. Show starts at 7 p.m. Readings by Greg Boose (Yankee Pot Roast, McSweeney’s), Amy Guth (Three Fallen Women), Claire Bidwell Smith (Life in Chicago, The Huffington Post), and Irene Zion (all the way from Miami!). Music by the one and only Raise High the Roof Beam! Come one, come all!


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The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience - LA - 09.20.09

September 15th, 2009
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The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience: LA! 
Please join the lovely and talented Zöe Brock (pictured above) as she hosts the latest edition of the Literary Experience in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Sunday, September 20th. Show starts at 6 p.m. Readings by D.R. Haney (Banned for Life), Milo Martin (Poems for the Utopian Nihilist), Zara Potts (all the way from New Zealand!), and Simon Smithson (all the way from Australia!). Music by the one and only Sabertooth Tiger! Cover: $6. Come one, come all!


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The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience - NYC - 09.15.09

September 13th, 2009
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The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience: NYC! 
Please join the lovely and talented Kimberly M. Wetherell (pictured above) as she hosts another rousing edition of the Literary Experience in New York City, this time at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street. Tuesday, September 15th. Show starts at 8 p.m. Readings by Joshua Lyon (Pillhead), Shya Scanlon (Forecast), J.E. Fishman (former editor & agent; current writer), and Kristen Elde (McSweeneys, Pindeldyboz). Music by our own Rebecca Schiffman. No cover charge! Come one, come all!


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Fast Forward: Confessions of a Porn Screenwriter by Eric Spitznagel

September 12th, 2009
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Fast Forward: Confessions of a Porn Screenwriter 
Our very own Eric Spitznagel offers up this wickedly hilarious account of his attempts to write the Great American Porno. Amy Sedaris calls it “a great stocking stuffer,” and it is available now from Manic D Press. Buy it RIGHT HERE. (Right now.) And for that we thank you.