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Life Is With People

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My primary goal in producing this book is to meet people with similar interests. It is my way of reaching out. Meeting people is so hard. It will be obvious that the book is mainly drawn from life, though there is an element of wish-fulfillment - not everything you see is real. Some material is imagined. Susan Sontag and HBO Asia were both sources of inspiration. I am a romantic. I hope that you will not disdain a work that is the product of a romantic imagination. Today's books are usually formulas for winning at sports or business, but what about friendship - or even something more intimate? The intimacy of the hitchhiker and the J.B. Hunt driver who gives him a lift? No one talks about that, especially in academia. This book ventures to fill that void. It is also a story of a coming-of-age (bildungsroman). And a cautionary tale whose point is clear. Its point is that I would like to have some time with you. - Atticus Lish

"A sketchbook drawn through a poetic gloryhole." -J.A. Tyler

"The book is sort of disturbing if you want to know the truth about it." -M Sarki

"Horrible things happen to people in Atticus Lish's drawings. Monstrous women lust after Tony Danza; serial killers spout ad copy; one-liners are acted out literally, with disastrous consequences. Yet, I couldn't keep from turning the school-notebook ruled pages of this book to find out what the guy on the next page was up to." - Dmitry Samarov, Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab

"Viewed within the context of a coming-of-age narrative, certain things take on a new significance: the constant state of menace that certain characters undergo throughout; the grotesque authority figures that populate the book; and even the somewhat irreverent take on Judaism" - Tobias Carroll

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2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Life Is with People
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 0-9913608-5-0 / 978-0-9913608-5-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrant Books
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April 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Life Is With People
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 0-9850235-2-X / 978-0-9850235-2-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrant Books
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