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Intimacy Idiot

Isaac Oliver

This big-hearted, laugh-until-you-can't-breathe collection of personal essays, stories, and riffs on finding love and intimacy in New York City announces the arrival of a "a monstrous new talent" (New York magazine) in the vein of David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Tina Fey. In this uproariously funny debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and extremely single gay man in New York City. Whether he's hooking up with a man who dresses as a dolphin, suffering on airplanes and buses next to people with Food From Home, or hovering around an impenetrable circle of attractive people at a cocktail party, Oliver captures the messy, moving, and absurd moments of urban life as we live it today. Since moving to New York a decade ago, Oliver has pined for countless strangers on the subway, slept with half the people in his Washington Heights neighborhood, and observed the best and worst of humanity from behind the glass of a Times Square theater box office. He also rode the subway during Breastfeeding Awareness Week and lived to tell the tale. Culled from years of heartbreak, hook-ups, and more awkwardness than a virgin at prom and a whore in church (and he should know because he's been both), Intimacy Idiot chronicles Oliver's encounters with love, infatuation, resilience, and self-acceptance that echo our universal desire for intimacy of all kinds.

This big-hearted, laugh-until-you-can't-breathe collection of personal essays, stories, and riffs on finding love and intimacy in New York City announces the arrival of a "a monstrous new talent" (New York magazine) in the vein of David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Tina Fey. In this uproariously funny debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and extremely single gay man in New York City. Whether he's hooking up with a man who dresses as a dolphin, suffering on airplanes and buses next to people with Food From Home, or hovering around an impenetrable circle of attractive people at a cocktail party, Oliver captures the messy, moving, and absurd moments of urban life as we live it today. Since moving to New York a decade ago, Oliver has pined for countless strangers on the subway, slept with half the people in his Washington Heights neighborhood, and observed the best and worst of humanity from behind the glass of a Times Square theater box office. He also rode the subway during Breastfeeding Awareness Week and lived to tell the tale. Culled from years of heartbreak, hook-ups, and more awkwardness than a virgin at prom and a whore in church (and he should know because he's been both), Intimacy Idiot chronicles Oliver's encounters with love, infatuation, resilience, and self-acceptance that echo our universal desire for intimacy of all kinds.
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This big-hearted, laugh-until-you-can't-breathe collection of personal essays, stories, and riffs on finding love and intimacy in New York City announces the arrival of a "a monstrous new talent" (New York magazine) in the vein of David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Tina Fey. In this uproariously funny debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and extremely single gay man in New York City. Whether he's hooking up with a man who dresses as a dolphin, suffering on airplanes and buses next to people with Food From Home, or hovering around an impenetrable circle of attractive people at a cocktail party, Oliver captures the messy, moving, and absurd moments of urban life as we live it today. Since moving to New York a decade ago, Oliver has pined for countless strangers on the subway, slept with half the people in his Washington Heights neighborhood, and observed the best and worst of humanity from behind the glass of a Times Square theater box office. He also rode the subway during Breastfeeding Awareness Week and lived to tell the tale. Culled from years of heartbreak, hook-ups, and more awkwardness than a virgin at prom and a whore in church (and he should know because he's been both), Intimacy Idiot chronicles Oliver's encounters with love, infatuation, resilience, and self-acceptance that echo our universal desire for intimacy of all kinds.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

20:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

21:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:46