Story of my life : a novel: a novel
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[United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2010.
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A "brilliant" novel of a party girl in 1980s Manhattan, by the author of Bright Lights, Big City ( The Sunday Times ). Twenty-something aspiring actress Alison Poole is well versed in hopping the clubs, shopping Chanel, falling in and out of lust, and abusing other people's credit cards. As she traverses nocturnal New York with her coterie of coke-addicted friends--and races toward emotional breakdown--the author of Brightness Falls and other acclaimed works of fiction gives us a funny, poignant portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to terms with a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters. "Jay McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterization, with a keen eye for incongruities of urban life." -- The New York Times Book Review "[McInerney's] talent for capturing the nuances and idiosyncrasies of our culture [in Bright Lights, Big City ] is even more powerfully evident in Story of My Life . . . Underneath Alison's hip, party-girl exterior and flippant vernacular is McInerney's disturbing depiction of a young woman caught in the traumatic reality of her times." -- San Francisco Chronicle " Story of My Life is quite as brilliant as Bright Lights, Big City and a lot funnier." -- The Sunday Times
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Originally published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1988, and now reissued by Grove Press, The Story of My Life by Jay McInerney is a hilarious, sobering portrait of 1980s New York City featuring twenty-something actress Alison Poole and her coterie of club-hopping, coke-addicted friends. In this breathlessly paced novel, McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City. Alison Poole is a budding actress already fatally well versed in hopping the clubs, shopping Chanel, falling in and out of lust, and abusing other people's credit cards. As Alison races toward emotional breakdown, McInerney gives us a funny yet oddly touching portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to terms with a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters.
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McInerney, J. (2010). Story of my life: a novel. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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McInerney, Jay. 2010. Story of My Life: A Novel. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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McInerney, Jay, Story of My Life: A Novel. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2010.

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McInerney, Jay. Story of My Life: A Novel. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2010. Web.

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