Jonathan Franzen Doesn’t Really Want You to Follow His Rules

Even though I signed up in 2008, I’ve never used it much until this year, so the way information and emotion spread through the Twittersphere is somewhat new to me. The reason I find myself on there at all is to consume opinion and theories about the Trump presidency...

International Editions

Did you know a couple of my novels have been translated into languages that aren’t English? These are my international editions. The God Particle was translated into Spanish as El Experimento Nobel and La Particula Divina, and into Dutch as Goddelijk experiment....

When a Digital Guy Meets an Analog Girl

* This essay was originally written on September 12, 2011. As a gift for making it all the way through high school, my dad bought me a Sony rack stereo system. Up to that point I had enjoyed my favorite 80s music on a smaller unit, which was essentially a glorified...

Outrage: Repost

I wrote this nearly eight years ago, two days before I was laid off from a company where I was an employee for nearly seventeen years, and eight months before I began work on House of the Rising Sun. In a way, this post humorously suggests an idea that was explored in...