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ISBN: 0140119256
Author: Jay McInerney
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Books; New Ed edition (1989)
Pages: 208
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 254
Size Fb2: 1847 kb
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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.

Comments:

Unereel
This is my first Jay McInerney book, and I'm not even sure why I have it or why I read it. I think I read some NY Times article on him. Anyway, it brought me back to NYC in the early 80's---not a very friendly or safe place. Nonetheless, I couldn't stop reading it and now I'm writing like Jay. I go, get it? ????
Voodoolkree
Trying to put myself in the context of the voice of that time and maybe I can understand why this novel is sometimes admired. Maybe this was ground breaking then. Otherwise, as a mid-thirty year old now who was a kid in the eighties, I just can't seem to find a book about the never ending downward spiral and debauchery of a privileged twenty something to be at all entertaining or insightful. The language and plot was mundane, but I guess that was the point?
Perius
"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.
Rocky Basilisk
after reading ellis' glamorama, where alison pool plays a minor role, i was interested to see he 'borrowed' this character from mcInerney who writes in a similar style portraying this little 'post-modern girl' with perhaps a little more insight than Ellis gives into his characters everyday life and background. i don't know, i love all these books the way i love to pop a few xanax or codeine in the winter time and curl up on the couch and stare at the ceiling.
Impala Frozen
First, this book is loosely (and I mean loosely) based on his ex-girlfriend, former equestrian Lisa Druck (now Reille Hunter). If some of you don't know, Reille Hunter, an actress, was the mistress to John Edwards and fathered his "love child". Druck's horse "Henry the Hawk" was killed (electrocuted) by Tommy "The Sandman" Burns for a tidy insurance payment. The book follows a similar fictitious story with Alison Poole's jumper "Dangerous Dan" being poisoned by her father.

McInerney's equestrian terminology is off-the-mark in certain areas, which would bother a reader if he/she was involved in the hunter/jumper circuit. I was a bit irritated with the dialogue, not just as an equestrian, but the fact he didn't do his homework.

The paragraphs must be at least 2.5 X 2.5. Truly a disappointment as far as text length.

Finally, if you don't mind inner monologue and conversations that would drive an English composition instructor to develop a personality disorder, then this is a book for you. For example, "So I'm all like, yeah, so like, uh-huh..." I think I lost several dendrites, axons, and neurons reading the novel...

This book is a poor novice attempt at a novel. I'm sure his writing improved with time (i.e."Bright Lights, Big City").
Wiliniett
Distracting enough, but not _the_ most entertaining story of coke-snorting twenty-somethings I've read so far.
Kinda reads like a subpar Bret Easton Ellis.
Hellmaster
I loved Bright Lights Big City and realy enjoyed Last of the Savages. McInerney's short stories are equally sure handed and impressive.
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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