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Michael Chabon’s Grady Tripp is one messed up college writing professor—his marriage is breaking up, his girlfriend (wife of the dean) is pregnant, his marijuana habit is taking over, and his editor is just about out of a job. Tripp has published a few moderately successful novels but is strangling his creativity with introspection and marijuana, never finishing a two-thousand-plus–page novel called Wonder Boys. When his editor and best friend, Terry Crabtree, comes to town and spreads chaos, Tripp goes along for the ride. Farcical misadventures dominate, from a picked-up transvestite to a wild ride in a stolen car that contains a tuba and the corpses of a dog and a boa constrictor. Chabon writes with a wry, vulnerable wit that cleaves open the minds of his wonderful characters while his clean prose keeps the madcap story going so well that you’ll want it to never end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] wise, wildly funny story…Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer—evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • Wonder Boys caught me up and carried me along like some kind of flying carpet…Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading.”

    New Yorker

  • “Beguiling and wickedly smart…There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon’s novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “This is a feast for lovers of writing and books.”

    Publishers Weekly

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