John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
May 25, 1932

Died
December 30, 2003

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John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe stutter and took up writing to express himself. Eventually he learned to speak normally by observing others. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954 and worked as a journalist for Time magazine. He married novelist Joan Didion on 30 January 1964, and they became collaborators on a series of screenplays, including Panic in Needle Park (1971), A Star Is Born (1976) and True Confessions (1981), an adaptation of his own novel. He is the author of two non-fiction books about Hollywood, The Studio and Monster.

As a literary critic and essayist, he wa
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True Confessions

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3.69 avg rating — 431 ratings — published 1977 — 14 editions
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Monster: Living Off the Big...

3.46 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Studio

3.82 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1969 — 10 editions
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Nothing Lost

3.43 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Dutch Shea, Jr.

3.57 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions
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Vegas: A Memoir Of A Dark S...

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Regards: The Selected Nonfi...

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3.93 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Playland

3.25 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Harp

3.60 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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The Red White and Blue

3.36 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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More books by John Gregory Dunne…
“Writing is a manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.”
John Gregory Dunne

“New York is at once cosmopolitan and parochial, a compendium of sentimental certainties. It is in fact the most sentimental of the world's great cities - in its self-congratulation a kind of San Francisco of the East”
John Gregory Dunne

“Hollywood is a technological crapshoot. Table stakes open at a million dollars. It was true in 1968, it is true now.”
John Gregory Dunne

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