The supreme introduction to the neurosis of Noah Cicero, The Collected Works of Noah Cicero Vol. I contains the early masterpieces by the greatest minimalist writer ever to hail from Youngstown, Ohio. Collecting Noah Cicero’s most acclaimed and popular works, this volume includes the short novels The Human War (soon to be a major motion picture), The Doomed, The Condemned, and Burning Babies, along with rare novellas and short stories that have not been available to the public in years. Stark in their beauty, raw in their sadness, and driven by a desperate compulsion to save – and be saved by – humanity, The Collected Works of Noah Cicero Vol. I highlights what it is to be young and poor in America. Buy this book and learn why freedom is good. Buy this book and become beautiful. Buy this book and know that the distance between you and happiness is the distance between you and the nearest Denny’s. So get in the car and drive.
“I read Noah Cicero and remember that “hysterical” can refer to something really funny and to a situation completely out of control. His work punches people in the face. Don’t get in its way.” – Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket)
“It’s full of angry, humorous and intelligent insights. I read it in one sitting.” – Harvey Pekar
“What is shocking about The Condemned is its confidence and sense of purpose. Really, really brilliant and readable.” – Ned Vizzini
“I like your voice because you do not explain things that are obvious.” – Tao Lin