Jay Mclnerney’s Story of My Life. Story of My Life is about people who were given the toga of citizenship and threw a toga party. The Wall Street Journal.
Jay Mclnerney’s Story of My Life. As a tour de force in the fast lane, it’s a perfect Sunday afternoon read-swift-moving, witty, and full of Alison’s own zest for life even in hell. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). Mclnerney not only jests at our slightly tawdry life, but also celebrates its abiding possibilities. Mclnerney is a hugely talented young writer. head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries.
Story of my Life," written by Jay McInherny from the first person point of view of one Alison Poole, a 20-something bon-vivant actress wannabe, is both lively and engaging. McInherny writes convincingly as a young woman (at least from my male point of view)-no mean feat. The lurid and wrenching details of her drug-addled, oversexed New York life are sometimes horrifying, but I found myself pulling for her anyway, despite her many flaws. 3 people found this helpful.
Story of My Life is a novel published in 1988 by American author Jay McInerney. The novel is narrated in the first-person from the point of view of Alison Poole, "an ostensibly jaded, cocaine-addled, sexually voracious 20-year-old. Alison is originally from Virginia and lives in Manhattan, where she is involved in several sexual relationships and is aspiring to become an actress. She falls in love with bond trader and Shakespeare expert Dean, but soon they betray each other.
Story of My Life book. As Alison races toward emotional breakdown, McInerney gives us a In his breathlessly paced new novel Jay McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City.
I’m totally pissed at my old man who’s somewhere in the Virgin Islands, I don’t know where. The check wasn’t in the mailbox today, which means I can’t go to school Monday morning. payment program because Dad says wanting to be an actress is some flaky whim and I never stick to anything-this from a guy who’s been married five times-and this way if I drop out in the middle of the semester he won’t get burned for the full tuition.
Jay McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterization, with a keen eye for incongruities of urban life. Underneath Alison’s hip, party-girl exterior and flippant vernacular is McInerney’s disturbing depiction of a young woman caught in the traumatic reality of her times. San Francisco Chronicle Story of My Life is quite as brilliant as Bright Lights,.
Her life is a carnival of gossip and midnight sessions of Truth or Dare, and her cocaine-bashing friends and flirting flatmates all crave satiation. Story of her life right? But in a world of no consequences, Alison is heading for a meltdown. Young and beautiful, hip and indulgent, sex-crazed and alcohol-fuelled, Alison can neither pay her fees for drama school nor track down her indifferent father. She juggles rent money with abortion fees, lingering lovers with current conquests and is the despair of her gynaecologist. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
A brilliant novel of a party girl in 1980s Manhattan, by the author of Bright Lights, Big City (The Sunday Times) . Jay McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterization, with a keen eye for incongruities of urban life.
I can't explain why I love this book so much
I can't explain why I love this book so much.