I want to read Petropolis by Anya Ulinich. From an interview with Kevin Kinsella:
"By the time I grew up enough to have something to add to the world, I had a head full of stories. These stories kept bothering me. I felt an obsessive need to tell them with literal precision, in great detail. Painting was just a wrong medium for this, but for a while, painting was the only tool at my disposal."
A painting by the author:
I know how to drive a stick shift car now. I can drive to work. I have also been to the library and the post office and Walmart all by myself and I've only stalled like two times.