Confession Time, Catamounts

Lizzie Skurnick reviews Sam Lipsyte’s Home Land for the NY Times Book Review.

Few activities are as likely to bring on a fit of depressive jealousy as leafing through the back pages of one’s alumni magazine. While you molder in a studio apartment, stuck in a dead-end job, your former classmates are founding clinics in Thailand, cranking out best sellers and unveiling major new paintings — as well as bearing exceptional children. You thought you’d be a success, or at least have a chance to make a decent stab at it while you were still young. Sorry.

Elsewhere, Jim Ruland recently offered his thoughts about Sam Lipsyte’s work, including Home Land.