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Evan Mandery

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
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Evan Mandery is the author of three novels: Dreaming of Gwen Stefani, published by Ig Books in 2007, First Contact (Or, It's Later Than You Think) published in 2010 by HarperCollins, and, most recently, Q. He has also written two works of non-fiction: The Campaign (Westview 1999), a funny chronicle of his year as research director on Ruth Messinger's doomed 1997 mayoral campaign, and Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination (Jones & Bartlett 2011), a textbook on the death penalty. He is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and recently completed a history of two seminal Supreme Court death penalty cases from the 1970s, which will be published by W.W. Norton in the summer of 2013. You can visit Evan at www.evanmandery.co ...more

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Q

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First Contact-Or, It's Late...

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A Wild Justice: The Death a...

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Dreaming of Gwen Stefani

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First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think by Evan Mandery
"Hilarious, intelligent, and wildly thought-provoking, FIRST CONTACT is a classic of our modern times, and much more timely than perhaps even it knew it was back when it was released in 2010. Like the harbinger of a coming orange doom with tiny han..." Read more of this review »
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"Q is one of those books with the unfortunate side effect that when you are done, you find yourself wandering forlornly around Amazon lamenting the fact that the author doesn't have at least a dozen more books for you to read right away (only 2 oth..." Read more of this review »
First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think by Evan Mandery
"Channelling Vonnegut, Mandery uses absurdism to illustrate life and to mock those who take everything so damn seriously. "
First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think by Evan Mandery
"Laugh out loud funny. Mandery writes like a mash-up of Christopher Buckley and Kurt Vonnegut, droll wit mixed with plain (but funny) insights into the human (and not so human) condition.

This book may not be for everyone, but he nailed any demograp..." Read more of this review »
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“Give up on trying to be original. Every song has been sung, every picture has been painted, and every story has been told. The best one can do is sing, draw, or tell it again well.”
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Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
“it has been my experience with literary critics and academics in this country that clarity looks a lot like laziness and ignorance and childishness and cheapness to them.”
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“Give up on trying to be original. Every song has been sung, every picture has been painted, and every story has been told. The best one can do is sing, draw, or tell it again well.”
Evan Mandery, Q

“I have no special desire to go crawl around in caves, but I really like the word [spelunking] and want to use it in conversation. I do a lot of things just to use words I like.”
Evan Mandery, First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think

“I also believe, without any supporting evidence, that cats are evil.”
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“I also believe, without any supporting evidence, that cats are evil.”
Evan Mandery, First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think

“I have no special desire to go crawl around in caves, but I really like the word [spelunking] and want to use it in conversation. I do a lot of things just to use words I like.”
Evan Mandery, First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think

“We're about to live through history and it's incredibly exciting. But don't make the mistake of thinking life stops because of any of this.”
Evan Mandery, First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think

“Voters, like history, are under no obligation to make sense.”
Evan Mandery, First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think

“it has been my experience with literary critics and academics in this country that clarity looks a lot like laziness and ignorance and childishness and cheapness to them.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

25x33 Evan Mandery Q&A — 1 member — last activity Feb 15, 2010 08:47AM
A question an answer session of how to be funny in the face of overwhelming evidence of the pointlessness of everything.



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