Show Up, Look Good

Show Up, Look Good

by Mark Wisniewski

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BN ID: 2940013307247
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 667 KB

About the Author

Mark Wisniewski is the author of the novel "Confessions of a Polish Used Car Salesman," the collection of short stories "All Weekend With the Lights On," and the book of narrative poems "One of Us One Night." His fiction has appeared in magazines such as "The Southern Review," "Antioch Review," "New England Review," "Virginia Quarterly Review," "The Yale Review," "Boulevard," "The Sun," and "The Georgia Review," and has been anthologized in "Pushcart Prize" and "Best American Short Stories." His narrative poems have appeared in such venues as "Poetry International," "Ecotone," "New York Quarterly," and "Poetry." He’s been awarded two University of California Regents’ Fellowships in Fiction, an Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction, and first place in competitions for the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story, the Gival Press Short Story Award, and the Tobias Wolff Award.

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Show Up, Look Good 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I adored this book. SHOW UP, LOOK GOOD is charming, witty, and smart. More than one reviewer has compared it to THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and likened Wisniewski to not only Salinger but also Mark Twain, and I can indeed understand why. There's superb writing in SHOW UP, LOOK GOOD, the kind that engages you but doesn't talk down to you, the kind by which the author gets out of the narrator's way & makes writing a novel look easy. The humor here is first-rate; at the same time Wisniewski keeps tension and suspense high and maintains serious themes, and the powerful ending of the book comes out of nowhere and kills. This is one of those novels that wold serve a book club well; its structure and main character imply quite a bit about the psychology of denial and dysfunction, as well as about love and hatred, and it 's so multi-faceted and edgy and implicitly complex, it will no doubt make for long, lively discussions.