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Inherited Disorders
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Adam Ehrlich Sachs studied atmospheric science at Harvard, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1 and McSweeney's, among other places. He lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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One of Buzzfeed's Incredible New Books You Need to Read This Summer
"Adam Ehrlich Sachs's debut marks the arrival of a major humorist. If Kafka and Louis CK were to join forces, they might produce something like Inherited Disorders absurd, wise, and extremely funny."

--Simon Rich
, author of Spoiled Brats and creator of Man Seeking Woman
"Inherited Disorders is just plain funny . . . Sachs has a finely tuned sense of humor and an economical writing style that gives each story plenty of punch."

--Michael Patrick Brady, Boston Globe


"Darkly hilarious."

--Adam Kirsch, Tablet


"In Inherited Disorders, Sachs displays a rare kind of genius: storytelling that's humorous and absurdist, but also slyly compassionate and layered. There's much wisdom about father-son relationships to accompany the intricate and sometimes laugh-out-loud literary fireworks. And in the process, Sachs captures the true richness and strangeness of the world--something of a classic in the making and a favorite read of the past few years."

--Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation


"Sachs's caustic and absurdist collection Inherited Disorders is a[n] assured debut."

--Karan Mahajan, Book Forum


"Darkly funny . . . The mania that pushes [Sachs's] stories to their logical extremes retains a uniquely puckish, joyful irreverence. . . Inherited Disorders makes a certain kind of anxiety so comically debilitating that the full extent of its uselessness is revealed."

--Miranda Popkey, The Awl


"Startlingly funny."

-- Illana Masad, Jewish Current


"Real literary talent."

--Matthew Snider, Ploughshares


"In 117 humorous, ironic [and] inventive short stories, Adam Ehrlich Sachs shows us . . . the struggle of sons to become their own men."

--Allison Morer, GoodMenProject.com


"Mr. Sachs's debut [of] brief comic sketches . . . [is] a darkly glittering gem."

--Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal


"One of the funniest books of the year."

--Publishers Weekly


" . . . stellar debut collection . . . Sachs proves himself a perceptive observer of human nature and a distinctly promising talent."

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)


"Don't miss out on this one . . . poignant and absurd . . . with an exceedingly light touch that floats, skips, and hops into a punch line."

--Matthew Zeitlin, Buzzfeed


"Endlessly sharp and engaging from start to finish."

--Mary Vensel White, The Rumpus


"Hilarious and quirky yet poignant, Inherited Disorders is one of the most original--and entertaining--books of the season."

-- Jarry Lee, BuzzFeed


"Ingenious, structurally elegant inheritance puzzles."

-- Max Nelson, The New Republic

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