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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.
"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 "Real literary talent." --Matthew Snider, Ploughshares "Startlingly funny." -- Illana Masad, Jewish Current "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 "Ingenious, structurally elegant inheritance puzzles." -- Max Nelson, The New Republic "Hilarious and quirky yet poignant, Inherited Disorders is one of the most original--and entertaining--books of the season." -- Jarry Lee, BuzzFeed "Sachs's caustic and absurdist collection Inherited Disorders is a[n] assured debut." --Karan Mahajan, Book Forum "Endlessly sharp and engaging from start to finish." --Mary Vensel White, The Rumpus "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 "Darkly hilarious." --Adam Kirsch, Tablet "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 " . . . stellar debut collection . . . Sachs proves himself a perceptive observer of human nature and a distinctly promising talent." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "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 "One of the funniest books of the year." --Publishers Weekly "Mr. Sachs's debut [of] brief comic sketches . . . [is] a darkly glittering gem." --Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal "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 One of Buzzfeed's Incredible New Books You Need to Read This Summer