Don Quixotic is a series of microfictions that turn on one massive fact - that the president is, if an outsized monster, also an ordinary human being.
Don Quixotic looks inside Trump's mind, and finds a Byzantine series of self-justifications, along with an array of odd obsessions, not to mention pain, pleasure, trivia, and consequence.
Don Quixotic is both provocation and keepsake. It is both experimental and traditional. It is literature that will both catch fire in the moment and last as long as humans have questions about the minds and motives of other humans.
About the Author
Ben Greenman is a New York Times-bestselling author who has written both nonfiction and fiction. He is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including the novel The Slippage and the short-story collections What He's Poised to Do and Superbad. He is the co-author of the bestselling Mo Meta Blues with Questlove, the bestselling I Am Brian Wilson with Brian Wilson, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? with George Clinton, and more. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and have been widely anthologized. His most recent book is Dig If You Will The Picture, a meditation on the life and career of Prince.
Praise for Ben Greenman
"Brilliant and wry." -Karen Russell
"Incapable of writing anything dry or familiar or expected. He is one of the most versatile, consistently surprising writers at work today." -Dave Eggers
"He writes sentences so sharp they hurt." -Jess Walter
"What a fine and unique writer Ben Greenman is. I love his sentences, his precision. I feel like he's absorbed and digested so much great literature, distilling it all to create his own fantastic universe of stories and ideas." -Jonathan Ames
"Ben Greenman's mind contains, among other things, a literary critic, a cultural commentator, a cowboy, a satirist, a scientist, a surrealist, a nut, a genius, a child prodigy, and a poet." -Susan Minot
"Like Bruno Schulz, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, and no one else I can think of, Greenman has the power to be whimsical without resorting to whimsy." -Darin Strauss