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Cory Arcangel

Next month, Penguin is publishing a depressingly hilarious book by conceptual artist Cory Arcangel that collects the tweets of aspiring novelists. The book, Working On My Novel, sprung out of a twitter account Arcangel started in 2011 that retweets people using the phrase “working on my novel.”

The project is very funny and maybe a little mean (although a friend of mine in the book said they were asked for permission). It will also resonate with those who are uncomfortable with the current culture of oversharing that has moved into even the most solitary of spaces. How long can it be until Working On My Toenail Clippings or Working On My Meditation comes out?

You can see samples from the book at Arcangel’s website.

Here are a few recent retweets from @WrknOnMyNovel:

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