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Coming soon to an Urban Outfitters near you:

November 24, 2008

Sometimes, on his blog, Tao Lin talks about his books, including the forthcoming shoplifting from american apparelOn November 21, Tao Lin said about shoplifting from american apparel: I hope American Apparel sells SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL. I think it would be funny to see SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL in Urban Outfitters

Can’t wait? You can bid on this “19,500 word medium-medium late draft of “shoplifting from american apparel” complete with HANDWRITTEN EDITS, OUTLINE, & HANDMADE CARRYING CASE

a dated (11/14/08 – 11/16/08) ~19,500 word medium-medium late draft of ‘shoplifting from american apparel’ (fall 2009, melville house) with a medium level of handwritten edits on it, a three-page outline of the novella written on moleskine journal pages, and a hand-crafted octopus-embossed carrying case for the previous two items

features of this auction include ‘you can read the novella in a medium-medium late draft 8-12 months before it comes out,’ ‘some names in this draft haven’t been changed yet, giving you special insight into my autobiographical techniques,’ and ‘you can sell this to nyu for their tao lin archives in 2015 or 2020 for a lot of money probably’

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