BRAD LISTI is an author and the founder of The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community that now includes TNB Books, an independent press specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. His debut novel, Attention. Deficit. Disorder., was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is the executive producer of The Nervous Breakdown’s podcast series, and the host of Otherppl with Brad Listi, a twice-weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading authors. 
 
His latest book, Board, co-authored with Justin Benton, was published in November 2012. Board is an experimental work of nonfiction literary collage, the contents of which are derived entirely from the comment boards at The Nervous Breakdown.  
 
You can email him at brad [at] bradlisti [dot] com.

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PRAISE FOR BOARD:
 

"...an unprecedented literary endeavor...It’s as if the cultural curiosity of a David Markson were being siphoned through the real life followers of his work...hilarious, compelling, touching, unique. This is one to buy, study, [and] enjoy." 
 
—HTML Giant 
 

"Expertly interweaving its leitmotifs—technologly, dreams, sex, food, 'identity politics,' death—Board is a book in conversation with itself about a culture at war with itself. A sharp, funny, and unexpectedly moving take on contemporary America in the digital age."  
 
—David Shields, author of Reality Hunger 
 
 
"A must-read...exhilarating, hypnotic, hilarious, and fun." 
 
—Jeff Ragsdale, author of Jeff, One Lonely Guy 
 
 
"Fascinating, funny, full of enthusiasm and great loneliness...a portrait of the web in its own words."  
 
—Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day 
 
 
"Sweet." 
 
—Megan Boyle, author of selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee 
 
 

PRAISE FOR A.D.D.

"As its title seemed to demand, I found myself skipping about Brad Listi's novel, yanked further in by each random, episodic jewel. They were quirky, evocative, and clever...something genuinely different, and defiantly genuine. Then, reading from start to finish, an entirely other experience emerged: a cohesive, poignant story, subsuming warmth and depth, and—again—that unflinching honesty. Overall, it seems I got a lot more than I bargained for. A perfect book about what we and the world are becoming." 
 
—Jim Carroll, author of The Basketball Diaries and The Petting Zoo 
 
 
 
"It's not easy writing lightly about heavy things, but Brad Listi makes it look effortless...Attention. Deficit. Disorder. is a wild American picaresque."  
 
—Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone 
 
 
"Recall the Ritalin! Brad Listi's writing, in this postmodern meditation on love and loss, is spellbinding, knowing, intelligent, and hip. The primary side effect is epiphany." 
 
—Susan Compo, author of Warren Oates: A Wild Life 
 
 
"In his graceful debut novel, Brad Listi evokes a portrait of grief that is weird and true. At once an adventure and a deep character study, Attention. Deficit. Disorder. is a book you'll want to share." 
 
—Owen King, author of Double Feature 
 
 
"An ironic, often humorous take on the anomie of youth." 
 
People magazine 
 

BRAD LISTI ONLINE:

THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
OTHERPPL
OTHERPPL ON TWITTER
TNB ON TWITTER
 
PRESS / LINKS: 
 
-Tao Lin 'favorites' one of my tweets 
-The Rumpus interview 
-Filmmaker magazine write-up 
-Vol. 1 Brooklyn interview 
-NY Daily News interview  
-HTML Giant reviews my tweets  
-Culture Mob likes the program  
-Kill Your Darlings review  
-Colin Marshall reviews the show 
-Brooklyn Based's 10 Best Podcasts  
-Filmmaker magazine's Super 8  
-Full Stop comments on Episode 37  
-The Contextual Life reviews the show  
-Algonquin Books enjoys the show  
-Publishers Weekly article  
-Matador Network's 21 favorite podcasts  
-Jane Friedman blog interview  
-Galley Cat writes about the podcast  
-Robby Auld interview  
-Fictionaut interview  
-Me and My Big Mouth (UK) interview  
-Richard Nash praises the show on Twitter 
-HTML Giant interview  
-Electric Literature interview  
-McSweeney's recommends Otherppl  
-Impose magazine reviews the show 
-Critical Mass interview 
-LA Times feature