Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (On a Postcard)


186 pages
Released in August 2013

Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) started in 2008 at a performance arts festival. Over the next several years, Michael Kimball wrote over 300 postcard life stories, condensing over 10,000 years of life. Now it’s a book featuring the lives of, for example, Karen Lillis, Josh Maday, Red Delicious Apple, Blake Butler, Elizabeth Ellen, Moose the Cat, Chair, Jonathon Bender (a character from Kimball’s novel, Dear Everybody, Nate Jackson, J, Matt Bell, El Duque the Cat, Tao Lin, Rahne Alexander, Patrick King, L, Beowulf the Cat, Ken Baumann, T-Shirt, Stephanie Barber, R, Umbrella Cover, Andy Devine, Edgar Allan Poe, Abby the Horse, Michael Kimball, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Stephen Graham Jones, Catherine Lacey, John Quincy Adams, Shannon Sullivan, Soap and many more.

Guardian Weekend Magazine
Kenyon Review

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Dimensions7 × 5 × .75 in
Author Bio

Michael Kimball is the author of seven other books, including Big Ray, Dear Everybody, Us, and, most recently, Galaga. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and been on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Bomb, Prairie Schooner, New York Tyrant, etc. He is also responsible for the collaborative project Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), a couple of documentaries, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine.