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Story of My Life
     

Story of My Life

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by Jay McInerney
 

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In his breathlessly paced new novel Jay McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City. Alison Poole, twenty going on 40,000, 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

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In his breathlessly paced new novel Jay McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City. Alison Poole, twenty going on 40,000, 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 hilarious yet oddly touching portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to terms with a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871132383
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1988
Series:
Fiction Series
Pages:
204

Meet the Author

Jay McInerney is the author of seven novels including Brightness Falls and Bright Lights, Big City. He has also published a collection of short stories, How It Ended, and two books on wine. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review, the Guardian Weekly, and Corriere della Sera. He lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.

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Story of My Life 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am on vacation, so when I get back, I'll post the next chapter! ~Liv
Atthebeach More than 1 year ago
Would prefer to give it 3.5 stars, but I'll round up because it was fun. I heard McInerney talking about his new book and mentioning that in "Story of My Life" his character was based on Rielle Hunter whom he had dated back-in-the-day. We know what she's like now, but what was she like BITD? The book is in the first person, told by a 20-year old trust fund girl living in NYC who does too many drugs, sleeps with too many men, wants to be an actress, parties hearty, falls in and out of 'love' with men who don't (surprise!) love her back, borrows money from everyone (when dad doesn't send the checks), and doesn't want a real job. Her friends are pretty much the same. She does have a sense of humor about it all and she comes out with some great, laugh-out-loud, memorable lines. I did laugh a lot. Though I kept saying out loud, "This is so sleazy", I kept right on reading until I was done. It's a day-and-a-half book. A good beach read. He certainly did capture the character and she was easy to imagine. And perhaps now we know how those girls turn out.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
an absolute classic if you ask me ... I am a fervent adept of chick lit , but this one goes far beyond mainsteam girlie stuff.Jay Mc Inerney is brillant at voicing his characters thoughts and feelings>
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book about 7 years ago and it soon became 'old faithful' when I had nothing else worth reading. I let someone borrow it and I was devastated when they failed in returning it as promised. I am now buying it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
from the first line you get sucked in to Allisons world. I read the book in one sitting. felt sad, laughed out loud, and appreciated the honesty