Edited by Brad Listi and Justin Benton, Board is a groundbreaking work of literary collage derived entirely from comment boards of this website, The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community founded in 2006. Board is a unique artifact of the Internet Age and the digital revolution in publishing. A cacophony of voices. What your computer screen sounds like, only better. Strangely moving. Painfully honest. And shockingly funny and mean. Essential reading for anyone who spends too much time sitting slack-jawed in front of a keyboard.
Expertly interweaving its leitmotifs—technology, dreams, sex food, ‘identity politics,’ death—Board is a book in conversation with itself about a culture at war with itself. A sharp, funny, and unexpectedly moving take on contemporary America in the digital age.
—David Shields, author of Reality Hunger and How Literature Saved My Life
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