Joe Gould’s Teeth, by Jill Lepore

… This is a biography of a horribly unpleasant man. It is an unsolved mystery that does not get solved by the end of the book. It is a meta text about the nature of biography and erasure from history that does not shed light on the missing.

But it is an incredibly gripping read, and I tore through it with utter rapt fascination.

Wow.

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