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A Memoir of No One in Particular: In Which Our Author Indulges in Naive Indiscretions, A Self-Aggrandizing Solipsism, and an Off-Putting Infatuation with His Own Bodily Functions

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In A Memoir of No One in Particular, Daniel Harris approaches his life as if he were a specimen in a biologist's petri dish. Rather than give the usual narrative account, he tells his own personal history as a gay white male by probing the banalities of daily living and the unexplored territory of the commonplace. Dispensing with clichéd and romanticized reminiscences, he revels in the minutiae, mundane habits, and rituals of modern daily living, and finds his own unique contraption of selfhood amongst this ...
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In A Memoir of No One in Particular, Daniel Harris approaches his life as if he were a specimen in a biologist's petri dish. Rather than give the usual narrative account, he tells his own personal history as a gay white male by probing the banalities of daily living and the unexplored territory of the commonplace. Dispensing with clichéd and romanticized reminiscences, he revels in the minutiae, mundane habits, and rituals of modern daily living, and finds his own unique contraption of selfhood amongst this quotidian detritus. Equal parts spoof, satire, memoir, essay, literary criticism, and autobiography, this is a radical new book that will dare you to love it.
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A satisfyingly politically incorrect portrait of a gay man.
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Entertaining, sharp-witted and grandiloquently titled...A deeply humanist story of an appealingly self-conscious life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465028450
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 9/3/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel Harris is the author of Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic as well as The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture. He lives and draws in Brooklyn.
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