Gordon Haber

Writer, publisher, mediocre guitarist

Category: False Economies

Snowday Reading!

“Haber writes with an extremely appealing blend of comedy and pathos.” Charge up your e-reader or laptop and weather the storm with some great fiction. False Economies is about a young American trying to make his way in Thatcherite England. Adjunctivitis is about a college teacher on a desperate quest for health insurance. Both novellas […]

Literary Selfie 2014

* Because obviously “What did Gordon publish in 2014?” is the burning question in all your minds: My novellas False Economies and Adjunctivitis are still available as Kindle Singles. (If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free reading app here.) The Parenthetical Review published my story The German Photographer. Zeek published my […]

Literary Selfie!

  I have a story called “The German Photographer” in the Parenthetical Review, a lovely new lit mag. So, to celebrate that, and to remind myself that I am not a lonely, aging hack typing away in an isolated cabin, here’s a partial list of my recent publications. SHORT STORIES Bourges, 1990, about music and […]

Thinky Thoughts on Neo-Liberalism (and an Admission of Hypocrisy)

This morning Al Jazeera ran an op-ed from one Tarak Barkawi, who teaches at the New School here in my beloved New York City.* Barkawi is rightfully upset about the “neoliberal assault on academia” — meaning the reliance on contingent labor, the budget-slashing and the combining or shutting down of entire departments. It’s an interesting […]

2 Hugely Entertaining (and Inexpensive) Short Novels

  Adjunctivitis An itinerant college instructor on a desperate quest for health insurance. “A laugh-out-loud story.” — This girl I met on Tumblr Available for $2.99 as an Amazon Kindle Single. (£1.99 in the UK). False Economies The romantic (mis)adventures of a young American in Thatcher’s London. “A very funny and poignant little book.”— My […]

7 Blog Post Ideas That Will Make Your Blog “HOT HOT HOT”!!!

1. Run a contest. Offer entrants a $1000 prize for an essay on a topic of your choice. Charge $10 per entry. Instead of paying the winner, use the money to invest in a redesign of your blog. 2. Review stuff. Everybody loves opinions! Post reviews of stuff you use every day, like your vibrator. […]

Tales from the New (and Not-So-New) Economy

  This week I am featured on the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s How I Get By series. I kvetch about adjunct life and my hellish commute in Los Angeles. And yet today in New York City, as I was pelted by freezing rain, I was thinking that LA really wasn’t so bad. Regardless I thought […]

Year-End Roundup

  Fiction. I am grateful to have published a good amount of fiction in 2013. First and foremost, I got two novellas out into the world via Amazon’s stellar Kindle Singles program: Adjunctivitis, a novella about a part-time college instructor in L.A. in a desperate quest for health insurance False Economies, a novella about a […]

“A romantic comedy with a twist from a startling new talent.”

ADJUNCTIVITIS: A NOVELLA A struggling young writer, stuck with dead-end teaching jobs he’s literally allergic to, watches glumly from Hollywood’s fringes as everyone else seems to succeed. Then a chance encounter with television’s Mr. Big changes everything—or does it? A “laugh-out-loud funny” novella of about 60 pages. HOW TO BUY ADJUNCTIVITIS: It’s available for $2.99 […]

Samuel Johnson on Gordon Haber*

  On Adjunctivitis: To be sure a man, who has enough without teaching, will probably not teach; for we would all be idle if we could. On False Economies: It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crouded together, that the wonderful immensity of London […]

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