Burning down the house. Burning down the house. by. McInerney, Merry.
Burning down the house.
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Toby Dodge is happy to put her own life on hold while her husband writes The Great American Novel. During the day she works and he writes. If you like Nora Ephron's Heartburn, you will love Merry McInerny's Burning Down the House: the sad first-person tale is told with humor and a barbed wit. Happily, her emotions never turn bitter, not even toward that frivolous, callous, shallow Blaze Regenhere, which is good, and which makes the humor feel at no one's expense. Thus, this first novel by Merry McInerney - ex-wife of Jay McInerney - enters the literary realms of love and its bitter aftertaste in the rich, acid tradition of Nora Ephron and Carrie Fisher. But McInerney is undercut by her repeated insistence (in an author’s note) that the book really is fiction, despite the similarities to her real life. Though many of her characters emerge more as types than as personalities, she spins her story with the energy of a conversation with close friends. It might be more affecting if McInerney were less defensive about parallels between fiction and reality.
Bringing Down the House (book). Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions is a book by Ben Mezrich about a group of MIT card counters commonly known as the MIT Blackjack Team
Bringing Down the House (book). Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions is a book by Ben Mezrich about a group of MIT card counters commonly known as the MIT Blackjack Team. Though the book is classified as non-fiction, the Boston Globe alleges that the book contains significant fictional elements, that many of the key events propelling the drama did not occur in real life, and that others were exaggerated greatly
The demagogue in the White House will gladly lead the hunt for culprits and scapegoats, postponing the day of reckoning for his own handling of the economy. There will be congressional hearings and grand jury investigations.
The demagogue in the White House will gladly lead the hunt for culprits and scapegoats, postponing the day of reckoning for his own handling of the economy. Special prosecutors will be named, and indictments handed down
Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Russell Wangersky, first published in April 2009 by Thomas Allen Publishers.
Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Russell Wangersky, first published in April 2009 by Thomas Allen Publishers. In the book, the author chronicles his experiences as a volunteer firefighter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Burning Down the House received the 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Russell Wangersky, Home page.
Burning Down the House: . .has been added to your Cart. is a pleasure to read, and it performs an important function-by mucking around in the problems that plague contemporary fiction, Burning Down the House may spur both readers and writers first to a recognition of guilty complicity and then to constructive thought. The most pleasurable and instructive book on the craft since John Gardner's The Art of Fiction. Baxter displays his characteristic wit and intelligence as he muses about the influence of culture and politics on the art of storytelling.
Praise for Jay McInerney’s. Bright lights, big city. You remember the Bolivian Marching Powder and realize you’re not down yet. No way, Jose. A quarter-century after its publication, Bright Lights, Big City remains the sharpest and funniest of the many reprises of The Catcher in the Rye: the unhappy young footloose hero whose flaunted small miseries camouflage deeper unacknowledged ones; the suffocating pretensions of adults who enforce the tribal code with sadistic glee. McInerney has an incredible ability to pack more substance into one sentence than most writers are able to convey in ten. -MADEMOISELLE.