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: 3.69 · 45,188 ratings · 2,909 reviews · 49 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bright Lights, Big City

3.77 avg rating — 27,493 ratings — published 1984 — 55 editions
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Brightness Falls

3.74 avg rating — 3,010 ratings — published 1992 — 40 editions
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Story of My Life

3.63 avg rating — 3,135 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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The Good Life

3.45 avg rating — 2,901 ratings — published 2006 — 37 editions
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Bright, Precious Days

3.60 avg rating — 1,984 ratings — published 2016 — 22 editions
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The Last Of The Savages

3.70 avg rating — 1,429 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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Model Behaviour

3.22 avg rating — 1,257 ratings — published 1998 — 18 editions
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How it Ended

3.50 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Ransom

3.27 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 1985 — 24 editions
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A Hedonist in the Cellar: A...

3.62 avg rating — 466 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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“The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”
Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages

“Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we're afraid of is about the width of an eyelash.”
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“Everything becomes symbol and irony when you've been betrayed”
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