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."
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"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."
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"The city glitters past us with its sharp edges, reminding us of how tiny, how weak, how totally unimportant we are."
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"The most important things in your life are almost always impossible to predict."
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"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."
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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.

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