takes one of the oldest and most familiar of poetic devices, the
list (of the Bible, of Whitman, of the Surrealists' attempt to make
it new), and couples it with a mania for trivia more personal than
any craze could be, and it works."
The Washington Post
memories of growing up in the '40s and '50s have universal appeal.
He catalogues his past in terms of fashion and fads, public events
and private fantasies, with such honesty and accuracy and in such
abundance, that sooner or later, his history coincides with ours,
and we are hooked."
The Village Voice
Remember is a masterpiece. One by one, the so-called important
books of our time will be forgotten, but Joe Brainard's modest little
gem will endure. In simple, forthright, declarative sentences, he
charts the map of the human soul and permanently alters the way
we look at the world. I Remember is both uproariously funny and
deeply moving. It is also one of the few totally original books
I have ever read." -Paul Auster
completely original book." -Edmund White