Glen David Gold, whose latest book is “I Will Be Complete: A Memoir,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.
Glen David Gold is the author of the bestselling novels Sunnyside and Carter Beats The Devil which has been translated into 14 languages. His essays, memoir, journalism and short fiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, Playboy, Tin House, Wired, Zyzzyva, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Guardian UK and London Independent. He has written The Spirit for DC comics and The Escapist for Dark Horse. Recently he has co-written episodes of The Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Nightvale.
I Will Be Complete tells the story of his life through his twenties, focusing on his relationship with his mother, who left him alone frequently to go off and do her own thing, and his relationships and attempts at coming to grips with his own life story. Reading like a novel, I Will Be Complete uses fictional tropes to tell a real-life story.
An extended version of this interview can be found as a 47-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.