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Neal Pollack’s first book, The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, was published in 2000, becoming an (almost) instant cult classic. His debut novel, Never Mind the Pollacks, hit shelves in 2003, and was shamelessly promoted by his band, The Neal Pollack Invasion. In 2007, he published Alternadad, a best-selling memoir. In 2010, Pollack became a certified yoga teacher and published Stretch, a nonfiction account of his adventures in American yoga culture. He has contributed to The New York Times, Wired, Slate, Yoga Journal, and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. Thomas & Mercer published his historical noir novel Jewball in March 2012, and debuted his "yoga detective" novel, Downward-Facing Death, in serialized fictio ...more


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Alternadad
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Stretch: The Unlikely Makin...
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Never Mind the Pollacks: A ...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Jewball
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 306 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Downward-Facing Death
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2003
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"I loved this book. So much of it deeply resonated for me. I'm pretty sure it resurrected some long dead brain cells, which is weird and great and weird.

It was a fast read because (1) I didn't want to put it down [cliche but true], and (2) Pollack..." Read more of this review »
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"I enjoyed the book far more than I thought I would. The book is a quick, engrossing read. Although I've had the book since November, I just started reading it because I wasn't sure I'd like it. So many of the reviews on Amazon wrote things that ma..." Read more of this review »
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"one of the first full-length books put out by mcsweeney's (or maybe the first, i can't remember now), neal pollack's hilarious fake memoir of his '60s gonzo-journalism days got its start as a series of live performances in chicago's poetry communi..." Read more of this review »
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