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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay McInerney Narrator: Richard Cox Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Connor McKnight, former acolyte of film, Zen, and Japanese literature, is not unaware that these avocations are wildly different from his present occupation (fledgling celebrity journalist). Meanwhile, his longtime girlfriend, the fashion model Philomena, seems curiously remote, and soon decamps for the West Coast.

Then there's the sister with whom he shared a flamboyantly addled childhood, who now matches her brilliance for theoretical abstraction with a compassion for world suffering, imperiling her own well-being.

These and other anxieties can scarcely be assuaged by his trio of flirting obsessions - a gorgeous stripper, a screenplay in progress, and the nature of a meaningful future - or by his principal ally and best friend, a monkishly neurotic and militantly vegetarian writer.

With the holidays fast approaching, and a female admirer stalking him by email, Connor gropes his hapless, hilarious way toward not so much salvation as self-preservation. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard Seaton | 2/14/2014

    " I actually only read the main story 'Model Behavior' I love it. I actually re-read it every 2 or 3 months! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lizz westman | 2/3/2014

    " i read this while drunk on a plane. i liked it a lot then. not sure if i still would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nattynatty | 1/27/2014

    " Good easy to read book. I actually bought it 2nd hand to have whilst cloistered and quitting smoking. So it served it's purpose. It's a tad boring for my liking; the first McInerney book I've read after hearing about him in BEE'( Bret Easton Ellis) books. I couldn't help but make the comparison between the two authors. Overall, this book has a lot of mileage and can be reread a few times ( as it is fairly un memorable)- probably good for a beach read/ holiday read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 1/18/2014

    " Top 5 favorite books of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/18/2014

    " The novella is only alright, but there's a short story in here called "Smoke" that's a precursor to "Brightness Falls" that's his best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 1/8/2014

    " Pretty good. Again, a sense of morality--twisted or not--that weaves it way into the story. Not as pressured as Bright Lights, Big City. A nice read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 1/7/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books! McInerney has such a voice. If the house were to ever burn down, this is the one I'm grabbing before I jump out the window. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rowan | 12/24/2013

    " It's like a college creative writing student wanted to update Bright Lights, Big City for the 90s and decided that the second-person narrative would be too difficult to hack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/10/2013

    " It's like Bright Lights, Big City but different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julene | 11/17/2013

    " Jay's books have a tendency to yield numerous quotable passages about living in Manhattan--it's too bad that most of them make me intensely depressed and lead to longing for the simpler days of living in the midwest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mugren Ohaly | 10/23/2013

    " I liked the various narratives, that's about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 10/19/2013

    " This is going to sound dickish, but I really love reading great author's least-great works. I love watching them struggle with being pigeonheld. I love them writing down bad ideas. I love when an author becomes so famous that all they can think about is the thoughts and emotions of a famous writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bianca | 9/5/2013

    " The last book I'd read was "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", so reading this was a little like eating gummy bears after a three-star meal. I do like McInerney's prose, but the storyline felt a little chopped. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 minervasowl | 3/15/2013

    " Jay McInerny just doesn't impress me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 christa | 2/28/2013

    " more fawning ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josephine Oldenburg | 1/21/2013

    " ok but not his best, story of my life is my absolute fav... really loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 10/25/2012

    " Even if he writes the same book every time, at least he had the decency to write it as comedy this time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 9/7/2012

    " Typical McInerney book. Unique writing style, wine references, Irish/Waspy conflicts, Dad issues. But overall a great book - quick read that keeps you engaged, laughing and getting a feel for what NYC was to the (trying to be) glamorous in the mid-nineties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RH Walters | 12/7/2011

    " One scene was funny to tears, otherwise just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 11/17/2011

    " Bright Lights, Big City a few years down the road with different people. McInerney is growing more jaded, or is that just growing older? Or perhaps I am growing more cynical in my readings and have discovered something out about myself in this four sentence review? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 8/13/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this and the writing kept me turning the pages. The story wasn't anything too original or special, but it was still an enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Smaltz | 6/13/2011

    " Another variation on the Bright Lights theme "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RH | 3/26/2011

    " One scene was funny to tears, otherwise just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 8/22/2009

    " Pretty good. Again, a sense of morality--twisted or not--that weaves it way into the story. Not as pressured as Bright Lights, Big City. A nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard | 6/6/2009

    " I actually only read the main story 'Model Behavior' I love it. I actually re-read it every 2 or 3 months! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 5/16/2009

    " One of my all time favorite books! McInerney has such a voice. If the house were to ever burn down, this is the one I'm grabbing before I jump out the window. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rowan | 11/10/2008

    " It's like a college creative writing student wanted to update Bright Lights, Big City for the 90s and decided that the second-person narrative would be too difficult to hack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 8/28/2008

    " Top 5 favorite books of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 6/25/2008

    " Even if he writes the same book every time, at least he had the decency to write it as comedy this time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 5/30/2008

    " Bright Lights, Big City a few years down the road with different people. McInerney is growing more jaded, or is that just growing older? Or perhaps I am growing more cynical in my readings and have discovered something out about myself in this four sentence review? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 minervasowl | 3/22/2008

    " Jay McInerny just doesn't impress me. "

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About the Author
Author Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney is the author of eight novels, a collection of short stories and three collections of essays on wine. He lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.