Sam Lipsyte is the guest. His new novel, Hark, is available now from Simon & Schuster. This is Sam's second time on the podcast. He first appeared in Episode 154, on March 6, 2013. Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement) and The Fun Parts, and three other novels: The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University. In today's monologue, I talk about my condition during this interview.