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It Feels So Good When I Stop

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It Feels So Good When I Stop by Joe Pernice
Paperback $15.00
Aug 03, 2010 | ISBN 9781594484698

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“One can accept, reluctantly, Pernice’s apparently inexhaustible ability to knock out brilliant three-minute pop songs-Just about any Pernice Brothers record contains half a dozen tunes comparable to Elvis Costello’s best work. But now it turns out he can write fiction too, and so envy and bitterness become unavoidable.”
-Nick Hornby, The Believer

“Observed with impeccable clarity, It Feels So Good When I Stop is a very funny, profoundly human novel, perfectly attuned to the quotidian grotesque of 21st-century America.”
-William Gibson, author of Spook Country

“If Charles Bukowski had grown up in the eighties and listened to a lot of indie rock, he might have sounded a lot like Joe Pernice. It Feels So Good When I Stop is a hard-boiled slacker chronicle of heartbreak and self-renewal, as smart as it is funny, written in one of the most arresting voices I’ve come across in a long time.”
-Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher

“A hilarious, moving and deep novel…Joe Pernice tells it true.”
-George Pelecanos, author of Drama City and The Night Gardener

“Quite a remarkable piece of writing. Acidic, profane and easily one of the most lethal and unrelentingly hilarious books that I have ever read.”
-Jonathan Poneman, President of Sub Pop Records

“The best messed up love song you’ll ever read.”
-Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino, creators of The Gilmore Girls

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