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We were golden

Time marches on, both for Jay McInerney, who is never going to escape the aura of  1984’s Bright Lights, Big City, and for his characters, golden couple Russell and Corrine Calloway. 392 more words

Obama's Reading List & New Books by the Brat Pack

The other day we saw a bumper sticker: OBAMA 2016.

Yes, we laughed, but we’re going to miss him.  Could we write him in on the ballot? 505 more words

Book Review of Bright, Precious Days

Jay McInerney is known for his sharp prose and his ability to capture the concerns of New Yorkers – and I would argue he is fairly successful at this in his new novel… 144 more words

Advance Copy

How it Ended by Jay McInerney

How it Ended is a book of short stories by Jay McInerney. By the end of the first story, I was hooked on this author’s writing style, and asking myself, does anyone know how anything ends? 624 more words


Jay McInerney revisits Thomas Wolfe and Maxwell Perkins, a legendary relationship in American literature

Bright, Precious Days
Jay McInerney
Alfred A. Knopf
416pp; $35

In his novel Bright, Precious Days, Jay McInerney revisits one of the great legends of American literature, a tale also dramatized in the recent film Genius. 885 more words


All Male Authors

For years I’ve been thinking about how to capture this eyeroll, and now I have it. This section of the blog is dedicated to interviews, lists, author reviews, etc, in which a cast of all -male authors are examined, sainted, or celebrated as the greatest influences on another male author. 53 more words

Bright and Precious Jay McInerney

Toward the end of the 1980s, Jay McInerney spotted Ronald Perelman on Fifth Avenue. Flanked by bodyguards, the billionaire businessman was standing next to a homeless person. 1,166 more words