February 9, 2010

Eat When You Feel Sad


Today’s a big day for writer Zachary German, freshly turned 21: his debut novel, Eat When You Feel Sad, hits shelves and tonight, the lovely WORD bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn hosts his launch party. Zachary’s novel is the story of Robert, also in his early twenties. Eat When You Feel Sad is a selection of scenes from a life: Robert watching television and drinking beer, Robert at a Chinese restaurant, Robert getting mustard on his clothes and talking on G-chat. In the tradition of Bret Easton Ellis and Tao Lin, Zachary portrays the day-to-day life of a generation, complete with movie references and a soundtrack listing (seriously, its all indexed in the back of the book).

Eat When You Feel Sad– a book trailer from Catherine Lacey on Vimeo.

In celebration of the book, Zachary has been collecting video of what people eat when they feel sad. Visit www.eatwhenyoufeelsad.com to see your favorite writers and bloggers eating when they feel sad, including Shoplifting from American Apparel author Tao Lin and Gigantic mag founding editor James Yeh (with his roommate Ben Blum). Submit your own video and you might just win a signed copy of Zachary’s book.

See you at WORD tonight!