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Swagbelly: A Novel for Today's Gentleman

2.71 of 5 stars 2.71  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Can $100 million buy respect?

Elliot Grubman seems to have a life any other man would envy-unimaginable wealth, bachelor status, and his own magazine, Swagbelly ("the magazine for today's gentleman"), which provides him with the companionship of a never-ending succession of Amazonian models with blonde hair, big chests, and tremendous bone structure. Yet, happiness eludes
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Plume (first published January 1st 2002)
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This book is crap. That's about as much of a review as this trash deserves.
Christopher Roth
Good lord, this one's a stinker. What was I even thinking? It had the same problem, for me, as Richard Ford's The Sports Writer: that is, it was sort of like Babbitt, except that I couldn't tell if the writer actually (as was not the case with Babbitt) expected us to LIKE the protagonist or not. If so, then it really makes one dislike the writer so much that it's almost impossible to proceed. I can't decide which was the worst scene in "Swagbelly": the scene where Elliott masturbates the prostit ...more
Ummm... Interesting book so far about the life of a man who started a pornographic magazine called, Swagbelly. Divorce, weird sex acts, polo, and trying to raise two kids in this world shuld led to an interesting story... Excited to finish this book.... Once again, patience as I am the world's slowest reader. Also, studying right now for an exam so fun reading is not in the picture. Ok picked up the book again... Ok I got to the banana part I am done....
An updated, less readable and more graphic Portnoy's Complaint.
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