This Love So Brief

Comics creator Fred Chao put together a small collection of humorous short stories from his love life. Starting off as comical reflections of elementary school crushes, house party hook-ups, and first relationships, these stories delve into themes of the responsibilities that come with age, inevitable life changes, nostalgia, and home. New York Times contributing reviewer Douglas Wolk said of this book, “These stories about the places art and life intersect, and where they fly past each other, are honed down to details so sharp they pierce.”