• artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 19 x 14 cm.
  • 454 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 157322507X


Sean Landers



Artists' book composed of a endless[ly] hysterically obsessive handwritten rant by artist Sean Landers. "I just finished reading [sic] and feel like I've been trapped with an insanely self-obsessed hitchhiker on an impossibly long car ride and I can't figure out why I didn't kick the jerk out of my car. For the first time in my life I found myself reading out of politeness. Most remarkable is that after more than 450 pages I can't remember a single thing he wrote... Never in my life did I think reading could be such an utter waste of time. I normally can find something redeeming in anything I've read. After reading [sic] I cleaned my apartment just so I could feel like I'd done something with my day... Imagine a chimpanzee as a brain surgeon, and you'll get an idea of what kind of novelist Sean Landers is... My next book will definitely be better, please don't let this one put you off." -- Sean Landers, author of [sic], from back-cover of book.

A gripping rant / lament by Sean Landers published in reproductive format from the artist's hand / artist's notebook. Funny, sad, hysterical, a gripping read. Second printing. First printing was by late-great Publicsfear Press and reprinted herein by Riverhead.


"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 82, 88.

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[sic] [First Edition]
[sic] [Third Edition]