Eric Jarosinski

Eric Jarosinski holds a Ph.D. in German literature and culture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Twitter feed, @NeinQuarterly, has over 70,000 followers. He is a regular contributor to Germany's Die Zeit and also writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and he and his work have been featured in many other German and international publications, including Der Spiegel, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the LA Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and NRC Handelsblad.


Nein. A Manifesto


1. Ontology: what the fuck?

2. Causality: why the fuck?

3. Epistemology: how the why the fuck?

4. Phenomenology: the fuck.

"Twitter sensation @NeinQuarterly jumps into print with this witty and droll manifesto made up of short, pithy sayings... There are gems on nearly every page. The book might seem tongue-in-cheek, but Jarosinski's cynical aphorisms about philosophy, art, language, and literature hold plenty of truth. It is the perfect antidote to the relentless positivity of the stereotypical self-help manual." - Publishers Weekly (August 24, 2015)

"I hate Twitter, I think it should be prohibited - but Jarosinski's NEIN. is the only exception, the only reason that justifies it! He is like a radical Norman Bates from PSYCHO intervening with his tweets which are like fast cuts with a knife!" - Slavoj Žižek

"A hilarious manifesto of dystopian epigrams. NEIN. is the devil on your shoulder, now on your shelf." - Ben Schott, author of the best-selling SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY

"NEIN. celebrates everything that it negates. It is quietly, joyously bleak. Will you enjoy it? Perhaps better to ask: can you be certain that you've ever enjoyed anything?" - MC Frontalot