99: I Have 99 Problems and the Internet Is All of Them
By Cortney Cassidy
Fully titled I Have 99 Problems and the Internet Is All of Them, the Risograph-printed paperback begins with a brief “Browsing History,” or chronicle of C.C.’s internet interactions from 1995 to 2018, before proceeding into its main body of cyberspace quips. Printed in bold white against a bright red background, these one-liners would be hysterically, or LOL, funny if they weren’t tempered by droll desperation into an LOLO — “laugh out loud once,” to use C.C.’s own slang.
In this perfect-bound publication, she dissects emoticon usage, shares resigned fears about data surveillance, discusses student debt and financial plight, recounts the cases in her history of internet addiction, professes selfie anxiety, describes losing followers because of weird memes.