Tama Janowitz


Born
in San Francisco, California, The United States
April 12, 1957

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Tama Janowitz is an American novelist and a short story writer. The 2005 September/October issue of Pages magazine listed her as one of the four "brat pack" authors, along with Bret Easton Ellis, Mark Lindquist and Jay McInerney.

Born in San Francisco, California to a psychiatrist father and literature professor mother who divorced when she was ten, Janowitz moved to the East Coast of the United States to attend Barnard College and the Columbia University School of the Arts and started writing about life in New York City, where she had settled down.

She socialized with Andy Warhol and became well-known in New York's literary and social circles. Her 1986 collection of short stories, Slaves of New York brought her wider fame. Slaves of New York
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Average rating: 3.38 · 6,345 ratings · 391 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Slaves of New York

3.45 avg rating — 3,718 ratings — published 1986 — 23 editions
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A Certain Age

3.18 avg rating — 990 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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A Cannibal in Manhattan

3.21 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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The Male Cross-Dresser Supp...

3.52 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1992 — 8 editions
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Scream: A Memoir of Glamour...

3.28 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Peyton Amberg

3.27 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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American Dad

3.40 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee

3.44 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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They Is Us

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Area Code 212

3.52 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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“I had a hunger for things I knew realistically I didn't actually care for.”
Tama Janowitz

“I don't like him...he makes me feel like he's going to throw me in a coffin and walk around on top of it.”
Tama Janowitz, Slaves of New York

“It was strange how most of the time we got along so well, but then there were these periods when it was a good things the knives were in the drawer and not out on display.”
Tama Janowitz



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