A Common Pornography
Kevin Sampsell, signed by author
Kevin Sampsell’s ‘A Common Pornography’ is a memoir, told in vignettes, that captures the history of one dysfunctional American family. An extension of a 2003 “memory experiment” of the same name, ‘A Common Pornography’ weaves recollections of small-town youth with darker threads from his family’s story, including incest, madness, betrayal, and death. A regular contributor to Dave Egger’s ‘The Believer and McSweeney’s’, Sampsell has written “the kind of book where you want to thank the author for helping you feel less alone with being alive” (Jonathan Ames, author of ‘Wake Up, Sir!’ and ‘The Double Life Is Twice as Good’).