Human Parts
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Human Parts

What Would Your Teenaged Self Think of You?

On the end of selling out

Photo: Petek ARICI/Getty Images

RRecently a friend gave me a book called Burn Collector, reprinting the first nine issues of a zine of that title, by Al Burian. I opened it with casual interest — this wasn’t anything I’d read or known about back in the 90s, when it first came out — but it caught me emotionally off-guard: It was a book that almost hurt to read, the way it hurts to…

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Timothy Kreider

Timothy Kreider

Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.