I think my favourite part in The Anthologist is either the part where Paul Chowder writes about how great and talented and unsung the writers of Friends are, or the bit when he talks about cutting off an imaginary ponytail and burying it in his garden. I feel like those bits are pretty close together in the book, maybe in the same chapter. I don't know where my copy of The Anthologist is. (I suspect it is most probably on the bookcase in the hall nearest to the door to this room which is, at most, five metres away from where I'm sitting now.)
I think I read somewhere that Nicholson Baker (see picture above) wrote The Anthologist by dressing up as Paul Chowder and filming himself doing improvised monologues to video camera. I hope I haven't imagined that.
Also: Hey, look, I finally went uppercase.