‘The Office’ used to be a way to self-soothe. Not so in 2020.

My brother and I loved watching The Office together in high school. We loved to talk like Dwight: authoritative and snooty and weird. We wanted a Dwight in our own future workplaces — a lovable weirdo, equal parts annoying, well-meaning, and disturbing. …


No one could articulate my anxiety. That language had to come from within me.

I’m told that in the first grade I cried every day, usually late morning, my sobs so uncontrollable that the student teacher who acted as an aid to our class would have to take me outside until I could calm down. No one knew why I was crying, not even…


I’m just a guy looking to reflect the entire millennial experience exactly as I see it.

Episode 1: The Birth of an Audio Auteur (30 minutes, 12 seconds)

Hi listeners, I’m Brent. I lost my job recently, and I’m beginning a new career as a podcaster. This podcast feature will feature funny, real, gritty, explosive, political, true stories from a totally self-aware, artistic, normal Brooklyn guy looking to reflect the entire millennial experience exactly as I see it…

Sarah Rosenthal

Sarah Rosenthal is a Nonfiction Writing MFA candidate at Columbia University. Her work can be found at LitHub, Electric Lit, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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