Patricia Lockwood: No One Is Talking About This

published in: 2021
read on:2023-09-05

A combo of poasting on Twitter (funny) and a family tragedy (sad).

Autofiction. The first part is basically about posting on Twitter. The second part is a family tragedy. It’s a weird combo but it is touching.

The writing is concise as is apt for a Twitter book. Reminds me of Sarah Manguso. I got to give to Lockwood that she truly is a poaster. After all, she posted one of my favorite tweets of all time, the one asking The Paris Review whether it is any good.

Not sure if I would recommend No One Is Talking About This, but for literary fiction enjoyers I do recommend Lockwood’s essay about David Foster Wallace, which is the opposite of concise.