I Only Cry with Emoticons (Hardcover)
The Rumpus Book Club Pick, May 2022Most Anticipated Books of 2022, The Rumpus16 Upcoming Books from Indie Presses You'll Love, BuzzFeed " C]omic but still tender.... I Only Cry with Emoticons masterfully captures both the anxiety and hope of our modern lives."--BuzzFeed
Saul doesn't get why he's misunderstood. At his high-tech day job, he hides in the bathroom writing a novel about his dead grandfather and wonders why his boss wants to fire him. He tells his almost ex-wife about a blind date and wonders why she slams the door in his face. He aches with worry for his seven-year-old son, who seems happier living with his mom and her new man.
When the blind date becomes a complicated relationship, and Saul's blunders at work threaten the survival of the company, Saul has to wake up and confront his fears.
I Only Cry with Emoticons is a quirky comedy that reveals the cost of being disconnected--even when we're using a dozen apps on our devices to communicate--and an awkward man's search for real connections, on and offline.