Matt Brandstein

Location New York, NY
Occupation Writer

About Me

I write to understand myself better. Therapy has proven to be too costly. Maybe after reading some of my stuff, a more thorough portrait of my character will come across than anything I could possibly muster in an autobiographical blip.

Why do you write?

My creativity is fueled by loneliness for now. When and if that feeling ever evaporates or at least becomes manageable, I suppose my fuel will shift to contentment.

Any favorite authors? Books?

I deeply admire the authors of the Cliffs Notes series because as a lazy, troubled high school student, their guides, which I regularly misused to pass my exams and to write seemingly inspired term papers, informed me of a literary canon that I would eventually explore with gusto at college.