Tao Lin

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, and essayist. He is known for his use of deadpan humor, flat affect, and Internet culture. His works often explore themes of modern life, alienation, and the impact of technology on personal relationships. Some of his notable works include the novels 'Taipei' and 'Shoplifting from American Apparel', as well as the poetry collection 'you are a little bit happier than i am'.


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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.