Today On Thought Catalog: It’s Tao Lin Day


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.


15 Quotes From Jean Rhys

16 Quotes From Terence McKenna

35 Tweets I’ve Favorited

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

Sponge by Mattathias Schwartz

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

Oki’s Movie by Hong Sang-Soo by Matthew Donahoo

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