Tao Lin

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He is known for his works such as 'Taipei', 'Shoplifting from American Apparel', and 'Richard Yates'. His writing often explores themes of contemporary life, technology, and existentialism.


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  1. 1. Taipei

    This novel follows a young writer living in New York City who is struggling with drug addiction and emotional disconnection. He embarks on a series of failed relationships and travels to Taipei, Taiwan to visit his parents. Throughout the book, he tries to find meaning and purpose in his life, exploring themes of identity, memory, and the digital age. Despite his struggles, the protagonist's journey is filled with humor and insight, providing a unique perspective on modern life.

    The 8742nd Greatest Book of All Time