Set mostly in Manhattan, Lin's highly anticipated debut autobiographical vella, spanning two years in the life of a young, hip writer with a cult following, is destined to become a classic text. The narrative darts across many locations, inspired by a rich host of cultural and literary icons such as Bret Easton Ellis, Moby and Ghost Mice. With dexterity and a cutting-edge cultural fluency, Lin explores themes of class, culture and art through the funny and existential narrative of his protagonist.
Tao Lin was born in 1983, and raised in Orlando, Florida. In 2007 Melville House published his first two works of fiction, the short story collection Bed, and the novel Eeeee Eee Eeee, simultaneously. Lin quickly became an underground sensation with a huge cult following. In 2008, Lin published his poetry collection, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. It has been assigned as a text book in several college level psychology courses. His most recent novel, Richard Yates, was published by Melville House in 2010.