Quotes by Joe Meno

"What I've learned is that there is nothing in this life that does not fail to disappoint us, even our own deaths."

"Beneath all of her thoughts and worries, beneath the complication of conflicting identities and needs, maybe it's as simple as loving the way some other person looks when they're sleeping."

"The city glitters past us with its sharp edges, reminding us of how tiny, how weak, how totally unimportant we are."

"The most important things in your life are almost always impossible to predict."

"Where do you go when you die? Ha ha. Go on, go on and tell her, Billy."

Billy smiles. "You become a little voice in someone's ear telling them that things will be alright."

Books by Joe Meno

  • Hairstyles of the Damned
  • 5,583 ratings
  • September 1st 2004 by Akashic Books/Punk Planet Books

    (first published January 1st 2004)

  • Office Girl
  • 2,384 ratings
  • July 3rd 2012 by Akashic Books
  • The Great Perhaps
  • 1,674 ratings
  • May 11th 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company

    (first published 2009)

  • Cult of LEGO
  • 427 ratings
  • May 14th 2014 by No Starch Press

    (first published October 22nd 2011)

  • Marvel and a Wonder
  • 358 ratings
  • September 1st 2015 by Akashic Books

    (first published August 10th 2015)

Joe Meno
  • Joe Meno

  • Born: The United States.

  • Description: Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, the Great Lakes Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Society of Midland Author's Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of seven novels and two short story collections. He is also the editor of Chicago Noir: The Classics. A long-time contributor to the seminal culture magazine, Punk Planet, his other non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago magazine. He is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.