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John Blumenthal

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A former editorial staffer at Esquire, and later an editor, writer and columnist at Playboy magazine, John Blumenthal's latest novel, THE STRANGE COURTSHIP OF ABIGAIL BIRD (Regal House) will be published in September 2019.

He has written eight other books including the novels, "What’s Wrong with Dorfman?"(winner, International Book Award, Literary Fiction, 2015) and "Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour" as well as the recently-published "Three and a Half Virgins" (Finalist, International Book Awards for Fiction, 2013).

His work has also appeared in TV Guide, Punch, The National Lampoon, Los Angeles Times, Today's Health, Mens Life, American Woman, Oui, Salon.com, Publishers Weekly and numerous other publications,

He has also written for television a
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I wrote a book last week. I’ve never written a book before but so what? They’re just words on a computer screen right? I’ve written stuff before –- emails and lists of things to get at the hardware store so I have experience. Anybody can do it.

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Three and a Half Virgins (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A man apologizes to four women whose hearts he broke twenty years before.
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"Pretty crazy and rollicking story which shows lots of imagination. The "criminal" Ned Rise was the best character. You could actually feel for his struggles, whereas Mungo, after he gets back from the first trip, gets annoying with his ego. You fe..." Read more of this review »
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“One aspect of Samantha's personality that drove me nuts was her tendency to reveal herself via literary allusions. She called it a quirk, but it was more of a compulsion. Her mother was Lady Macbeth; her father, Big Daddy. An uncle she liked was Mr. Micawber, a favorite governess, Jane Eyre; a doting professor, Mr. Chips.
This curious habit of hers quickly made the voyage from eccentric to bizarre when she began to invoke the names of literary characters to describe moments in our relationship. When she thought I was treating her rudely, she called me Wolf Larsen; if I was standoffish, I was Mr. Darcy; when I dressed too shabbily, I was Tom Joad.
Once, in bed, she yelled out the name Victor as she approached orgasm. I assumed she was referring to Victor Hugo because she'd been reading 'Les Miserables.'. It didn't really bother me that much though it was a little odd being with a woman who thought she was having sex with a dead French author.”
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