Books We Love: “Against Everything” by Mark Greif

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a magazine that covered EVERYTHING you wanted to know about in the sharpest and funniest way with no boring articles, no stupid topics, no pictures of reality TV stars, and no perfume samples combining their odors in a miasmic cloud that pollutes the air around you while you (try to) read? Well, there IS a magazine like that. It is called n+1, and it is our secret weapon

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UPDATE: We did it! Thanks to you we reached our goal, and 10,000 books will be donated! Having fun giving books this holiday season, and thank you. 

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People actually expect me to believe that if you throw a group of only one sex inside a fucking maze with no memories, no social, cultural or religious discourses forced upon them, no outside influences of any kind for years and years with only each other to grow close too, trust, survive with, protect, build with, bond with etc. 


Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.