Let Nothing You Dismay

Let Nothing You Dismay

by Mark O'Donnell
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Let Nothing You Dismay by Mark O'Donnell

"Uproarious...one of the funniest writers around."—The New Yorker

Tad Leary has problems. Just fired from his job at a Manhattan private school, about to be evicted from his sublet, and stalled on his dissertation ("Social Hierarchies of Imaginary Places"), he wakes up on the Sunday before Christmas to realize he has seven parties to attend.

A trooper in jeans and a pressed white shirt, he sets off for brunch with his eccentric family, an afternoon performance-art piece by a friend sporting little more than a tattooed goatee, a dinner party where he runs into an ex-girlfriend, a late-night soiree where he spars with an ex-boyfriend, and more. With a charming combination of wit, wisdom—and just a little whimpering—Tad charts a survivalist's course through Manhattan's social hierarchies.

"A delight.... By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow...a gently bittersweet comedy."—Newsday

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer."—The Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375401039
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/1998
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark O'Donnell lives New York City.

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Let Nothing You Dismay 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This 'uproariously' funny book bored me to tears!! I kept reading it thinking maybe it would get better or it was just a slow starter. I finally gave up two thirds of the way through and decided I couldn't handle another page!!!