Charles Yu Charles Yu is the author of three books. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate and Wired. He is currently on staff for an upcoming HBO series, and is at work on his next novel. ENUMERATE Thirteen Ways of Looking at 45 By CHARLES YU This is what 45 does. Setting off feedback loops, each of us feeding back into our own tendencies and predilections and unconscious instincts.