Et Tu, Babe

Et Tu, Babe

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by Mark Leyner
     
 

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In this fiendishly original new novel, Mark Leyner is a leather-blazer-wearing, Piranha 793-driving, narcotic-guzzling monster who has potential rivals eliminated by his bionically enhanced bodyguards, has his internal organs tattooed, and eavesdrops on the erotic fantasies of Victoria's Secret models — which naturally revolve around him.

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In this fiendishly original new novel, Mark Leyner is a leather-blazer-wearing, Piranha 793-driving, narcotic-guzzling monster who has potential rivals eliminated by his bionically enhanced bodyguards, has his internal organs tattooed, and eavesdrops on the erotic fantasies of Victoria's Secret models — which naturally revolve around him.

Leyner's jet-propelled roller derby through the cultures of celebrity, cyberpunk, and rabid egotism is exhilaratingly bizarre, exhaustingly funny — and you'd better hope it's just fiction.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Leyner's brilliantly discontinuous humor...begs to be read aloud to friends and strangers alike — if only you could figure out where to stop." — Village Voice

"Leyner is a twisted wizard, a genre-busting virtuoso, working at the outer edge of narrative convention." — Jay McInerney

"Leyner is an original and immensely amusing writer as well as a provocative social critic." — Washington Post Book World

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This uneven but often hilarious satire is based on the premise that the great success of the author's first novel and his irresistible, steroid-enhanced physique have catapulted him to intergalactic stardom. (Sept.) A reissue of Leyner's My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist is also due in September from Vintage ($10 *-74579-3 ).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679745068
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage contemporaries ed
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
776,971
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.49(d)

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Et Tu, Babe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Yesh?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had its moments, but became quite tedious after awhile and lost my interest.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely smart and funny. It is a must for people who enjoyed the movie, The Big Lawowski. They both share a sense of randomness. In Et Tu Babe, Mark Leyner lives his outrageous fantasies in a world that revolves around the infamous Mark Leyner. A must read for those who enjoy the thrills and experiences of living the way you want to live.