About the Book
You Cannot Give Yourself a Nickname is the winner of The Rusty Toque's 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest.
"The stories in the collection, You Cannot Give Yourself A Nickname, are all perfectly flawless, flawless portraits of deeply flawed characters, unlucky as well as making bad decisions—these are funny, true, candid, often absurd vignettes of real life." —Lee Henderson, 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest Judge
John Jodzio is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of places including This American Life, McSweeney’s, and One Story. He’s the author of the short story collections, “If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home” (Replacement Press) and “Get In If You Want To Live” (Paper Darts Press). He lives in Minneapolis. Find out more at www.johnjodzio.net