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Spy Notes on McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, Janowitz's Slaves of New York, Ellis's Less Than Zero, and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s

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Paperback, 89 pages
Published August 21st 1989 by DoubleDay
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Gerry
Ah, the late, great Spy Magazine. It could do no wrong, until it started doing things all wrong. But before the inevitable happened, the brains behind the mag published this amazing CliffsNotes-inspired roundup of those best-selling ’80s novels glamorizing the unglamorous lives of the supposedly glamorous. You know the ones I'm talking about: Bright Lights, Big City, Less than Zero, and Slaves of New York. There are others, but they were the biggest.

Spy Notes follows the blueprint of CliffsNotes
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Christopher Farnsworth
I still miss this book. Left it on the shelf of a crazy ex-girlfriend. Should have had the stones to go back for it. It was hilarious. And I think I could get a lot of use out of the Novel-O-Matic today.
Kaethe
It made me laugh, mocking the hot young writers of the eighties.
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