by Jim Knipfel
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Jim Knipfel is perhaps best known for his first book, Slackjaw (1999), an improbably hilarious account of his affliction with paranoia, depression, and retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that left him legally blind by his thirties. He has since written two more memoirs: a chronicle of his stay at a psychiatric clinic and a skeptical meditation on spirituality as a cure for suffering. Knipfel’s hardships, and the fierce wit he has developed to endure them, would seem to make him uniquely qualified to weather any bleak terrain with his sense of humor intact— even a dystopian future.
His third novel, Unplugging Philco, takes place in New York in the near future, more than a decade after Horribleness Day, when an unidentified object crashed into a grocery store in Mississippi, killing nearly a thousand people.
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