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Story of My Life [Paperback]

Jay Mcinerney
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Story of Our Lives Dec 24 2000
Format:Paperback
I think this is an underappreciated jewel in McInerny's collection. In the novel, he has perfectly captured the lifestyle of the wild and crazy party girls of the late '80's. This book resonated so strongly with me and my friends that the language became part of our personal lingo (this is where I heard "yada yada yada" for the first time, years before it was on Seinfeld). Very enjoyable and humorous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kooky fun Oct. 9 1999
Format:Paperback
I call this /Bright Lights Big City/ done right. read and enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Feb. 7 1999
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Format:Paperback
This is one of the books which deserves five stars fully. It's difficult to believe that a man had written it.It's incredible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book May 21 2002
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This is one of my favorite books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read Nov. 15 2001
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Format:Paperback
A lot of attention was paid to McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" but I, and a co-worker (who, unlike myself, doesn't read much and has a short attention span), both really enjoyed this book much more. A nice, light read, and funny.
I thought "Bright Lights, Big City" was just average, but I thought McInerney's "Brightness Falls" was just AWFUL. If you're interested in reading McInerney's work, start with "Story of My Life."
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wild ride... Aug. 12 2001
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Format:Paperback
through Manhattan with some street smart young women! If you loved Bright Lights, Big City, you will enjoy this book. I recommend this funny, touching story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Salinger minus the genius Aug. 1 2001
Format:Paperback
McInerney writes well, there's no doubt about that. But somehow one gets the feeling that he is trying to be the new Salinger, and falling far short of the mark. The characters are somehow too shallow, dont have any real or even imaginary issues, just drift mindlessly from one orgy to another, and in a few pages at the end they see the light. Good light read for a flight, and far superior to "bestsellers" - thats all I can say.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An over the top party girl April 20 2001
Format:Paperback
If this were a story of a party girl without the baggage, I probably would have enjoyed it more. This girl has serious problems. Maybe they are family caused as the book tries to allude or maybe it's the easy money which suddenly starts to dry up. Irrespective, this girl is so self-destructive that at some point it gets pathetic. But at least the book is consistent as virtually every other single girl in the book has self-destructive qualities. I'm somewhat surprised that a Women's Lib group didn't have problems with this book on that pretext.
Irrespective, I did enjoy the book visualizing the single life in New York in the 80s. Read this book if you want to know what the party scene in New York is like for a spoiled self-absorbed princess. If not, take a pass.
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