Et Tu, Babe by Mark Leyner

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In this fiendishly original new novel, Mark Leyner is a leather-blazer-wearing, Piranha 793-driving, narcotic-guzzling monster who has potential rivals eliminated by his bionically enhanced bodyguards, has his internal organs tattooed, and eavesdrops on the erotic fantasies of Victoria's Secret models -- which naturally revolve around him.

Leyner's jet-propelled roller derby through the cultures of celebrity, cyberpunk, and rabid egotism is exhilaratingly bizarre, exhaustingly funny -- and you'd better hope it's just fiction.


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About Mark Leyner

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Mark Leyner is the author of the novels My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, Et Tu, Babe and The Tetherballs of Bougainville. His nonfiction includes the #1 New York Times bestseller, Why Do Men Have Nipples? He cowrote the movie War, Inc. and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
 
Published July 13, 2011 by Vintage. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Leyner's follow-up to My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist (1990), which achieved a kind of cult status, is both less and more: Once again it's a pop-culture collage with Leyner at center stage doing a series of stand-up routines, but it's also like a pimple that Leyner decided to show off simply bec...

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Leyner follows up the critical success of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist with an extravagant, kaleidoscopic satire based on the premise that his first novel's great success and his irresistible, steroid-enhanced physique have catapulted him to international (nay, intergalactic) stardom.

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This uneven but often hilarious satire is based on the premise that the great success of the author's first novel and his irresistible, steroid-enhanced physique have catapulted him to intergalactic stardom.

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Entertainment Weekly

To say that this novel goes nowhere and everywhere is merely to say that it's by Mark Leyner, whose 1990 stream-of-consciousness novel My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist made him the darling of college-educated twentysomethings.

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