During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Present

During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Present

Poetry. Brandon Scott Gorrell's debut full-length poetry book captures the feelings of small, alienated, and highly self-conscious humans who exist in an array of situations, from a very odd Halloween party to a full-scale planetary war involving humans, androids, robots, and aliens. Focusing on severe feelings of low self-worth, meaninglessness, and yearning for something unknown, Brandon Scott Gorrell--who has generated a large internet following of disenchanted youths--uses predominantly science fiction imagery in direct, deadpan prose to describe humans in need of meaning that they feel hopeless to attain. "I like these poems. I really do. They made me laugh"--Matthew Rohrer. Brandon Scott Gorrell was born in 1984 and lives in Seattle. His blog is at brandon.alien.fine.blogspot.com.

Title:During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Present
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780982206713
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  • Sam Pink

    after reading this book, i am still trying to determine if i could beat brandon up, or if like, he is one of those guys that just freaks out and destroys you. the poems are good....

  • Martyn

    I get tired of hearing these sorts of collections written off as "hipster junk", as if nothing about them can possibly be good. Nothing could be further from the truth. I challenge anyone who knows an...

  • Chris

    I LIKE THIS BOOK A LOT....

  • Annette Abbott

    Do people like Tao Lin and Brandon Scott Gorrell lose their street cred if someone above the age of 25 gives them a favorable review? If so, I'm totally sorry, dude. You're the person I wanted to be w...

  • Evan

    felt good reading this....

  • Mike Kleine

    So let's get this out of the way now. I didn't realize I was reading a book of poetry until I got to about page 12. I say this because whenever I read 'normal' poems, I feel like it's a chore, like my...

  • Jason

    There is a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) sense of fear slowly creeping through the pages of Brandon Scott Gorrell's debut collection During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Pres...

  • Jeffrey

    Gorrell's book is a thoughtful yet humorous collection of entertaining poems that fits perfectly with publisher MuuMuu House, run by writer Tao Lin. It's a certain style of poetry that I would try to ...

  • Liza Rosen

    incredibly vapid horseshit. anyone mistaking this lazy, self-obsessed drivel for a thoughtful exploration of the human emotional canvas should feel terrible about themselves...

  • Billy

    Muumuu House has provided a venue for the community of emotive bloggers-turned-poets. Think of Megan Boyle or Tao Lin, or those related indie publishers touting Sam Pink or Carlton Mellick III. On one...