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Jay McInerney

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John Barrett McInerney Jr. is an American writer. His novels include Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, and The Last of the Savages. He edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices, wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and co-wrote the screenplay for the television film Gia, which starred Angelina Jolie. He is the wine columnist for House & Garden magazine, and his essays on wine have been collected in Bacchus & Me (2000) and A Hedonist in the Cellar (2006). His most recent novel is titled The Good Life, published in 2006.

Average rating: 3.66 · 37,240 ratings · 2,446 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Bright Lights, Big City

3.74 avg rating — 22,597 ratings — published 1984 — 48 editions
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Brightness Falls

3.72 avg rating — 2,493 ratings — published 1992 — 32 editions
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Story of My Life

3.61 avg rating — 2,691 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
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The Good Life

3.41 avg rating — 2,507 ratings — published 2006 — 30 editions
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The Last Of The Savages

3.68 avg rating — 1,234 ratings — published 1996 — 22 editions
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Bright, Precious Days

3.60 avg rating — 1,230 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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Model Behaviour

3.20 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 1998 — 18 editions
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How it Ended

3.48 avg rating — 750 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Ransom

3.27 avg rating — 853 ratings — published 1985 — 23 editions
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A Hedonist in the Cellar: A...

3.60 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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