Three books

Air Guitar is probably one of three books that most changed my life,
the others being Slouching Towards Bethlehem and Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung,
but the only time I was in a room with Dave Hickey, I walked out on the lecture
and went to eat onion rings with J. instead, and it was the right decision.

Just reread this interview in The Believer:
"I think you want to learn about art because you had an experience of some sort — a totally nonredemptive but vaguely exciting experience, like brushing up against a girl with big boobs in the subway."
"Never confess, never explain, never apologize, and never complain."