Saturday, January 19, 2013

Seven quintessentially New York books

Adam Mansbach’s books include the number one international bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, the California Book Award– winning novel The End of the Jews, and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The Believer, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

His new novel is Rage Is Back.

One of Mansbach's favorite New York City books, as told to The Daily Beast:
Ladies’ Man
by Richard Price

Think you’ve got a bead on the hardboiled author of Clockers and Lush Life? Think again. This early effort, published in the late seventies, is a straight-up sex comedy, full of club-hopping and one-night stands and leavened with just enough existential angst to keep things interesting. As a portrait of New York after dark, it pairs incredibly well with … well, with Scorsese’s frenetic and hilarious After Dark.
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit Adam Mansbach's website.

My Book, The Movie: Rage Is Back.

The Page 69 Test: Rage Is Back.

--Marshal Zeringue