Et Tu, Babe

Paperback | August 24, 1993

byMark 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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When critics embraced Leyner's My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and proclaimed him "the cult author of the 1990s", little did they know they were creating a monster. For as portrayed in this fiendishly original new novel, Leyner takes off on a jet-propelled roller derby through the cultures of cyberpunk and celebrity

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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 ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.5 inPublished:August 24, 1993Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679745068

ISBN - 13:9780679745068

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When critics embraced Leyner's My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and proclaimed him "the cult author of the 1990s", little did they know they were creating a monster. For as portrayed in this fiendishly original new novel, Leyner takes off on a jet-propelled roller derby through the cultures of cyberpunk and celebrity

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"Leyner's brilliantly discontinuous humor...begs to be read aloud to friends and strangers alike -- if only you could figure out where to stop." -- Village Voice

"Leyner is a twisted wizard, a genre-busting virtuoso, working at the outer edge of narrative convention." -- Jay McInerney

"Leyner is an original and immensely amusing writer as well as a provocative social critic." -- Washington Post Book World

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The author's fictional autobiography. He perceives himself at the center of a universe, in which bodyguards must protect him and Victoria's Secret models are dying to love him. His delusional world is a metaphor for how we see ourselves, and how we think the world should see us. A fun read that everyone can enjoy.