Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. He is currently a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, and he is the co-author of the forthcoming book You Blew It, which will be released in September of 2015 by Plume.
Karl Ove Knausgaard is a Norwegian writer who recently traveled the United States and chronicled his experiences for The New York Times Magazine in a series called “My Saga.” Collected here are excerpts redacted from the final series to make word count and, as one editor proposed, avoid “excessive existentialism.”
The Grand Canyon
“Photographs and description failed to prepare me for the canyon’s unimpeachable vastness. In