Good morning Thought Catalog community! Today is Tao Lin Day on TC.
To mark the occasion of the release of his third novel Taipei, out today from Vintage, we’ll be posting, almost exclusively, content selected by long-time friend and contributor Tao Lin. We recommend his definitive essays on Koko, The “Talking” Gorilla and Almost Transparent Blue. You can read our exclusive excerpt of Taipei here.
Tao is the author of 7 books including the novels Richard Yates (2010) and Eeeee Eee Eeee (2007). He edits Muumuu House and you can follow his Twitter.
This post will be updated with Tao’s content throughout the day, as it’s posted.
TAO LIN DAY
16 Quotes From Terence McKenna
I Read An Article About Gordon Lish And His Master Class by Sara Arnell
An Excerpt of White Out: The Secret Life Of Heroin by Michael W. Clune
An Excerpt of The Collected Works of Noah Cicero Vol. 1 by Noah Cicero
Every Article In The New York Times’ Opinion Section Containing The Word ‘Autism’ In 2012
35 Things My 5-8 Year Old Has Said by Laneia Jones
Each One Wonderful: New York City Dogs by Tara Wray
15 Microsoft Paint Drawings by Tracy Brannstrom
A Transcribed, 55-Minute Interview With Chris Ware
An Excerpt & The Afterword From ‘Seven American Deaths And Disasters’ By Kenneth Goldsmith
The Birthday Party by Lily Arnell
52 Photos Of ‘5 Things Stacked On Top Of Each Other’
My Ayahuasca Trip by John Horgan
14 Tweets By Published Poets That Negatively Reference Hummus
15 Music Writers & Musicians Share Their ‘Favorite Moments In Rilo Kiley Songs’
‘The Sadness We Share’: A Gchat With Steve Roggenbuck & Mira Gonzalez