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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
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Stretch: The Unlikely Makin...
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Never Mind the Pollacks: A ...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 399 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 — 312 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Downward-Facing Death
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Chicago Noir
3.06 of 5 stars 3.06 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Open Your Heart (Matt Bolst...
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2003
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Downward-Facing Death by Neal Pollack
"Pollack is hilarious and both loves and sees through yoga and yoga culture. The extremely dead-on LA details and gumshoe details make it all work just beautifully"
Downward-Facing Death by Neal Pollack
"This review is for the audiobook, not the Kindle serial.
If you love yoga and humor Neal Pollack nailed both. The insider jokes were right on.
To write satire like this you have to love what you're making fun of, and I have no doubt Pollack does. M..." Read more of this review »
Downward-Facing Death by Neal Pollack
"Thoroughly entertaining genre fiction (even if the "Yoga Mystery" genre contains a sum total of 1 writers)."
Jewball by Neal Pollack
"This is a great novel, placed solidly in time in the 1940s/World War II era, but with basketball (and I'm absolutely not a basketball fan!) It's an alternate history of sorts, but the majority of events actually happened, which is a delightful twi..." Read more of this review »
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