Jonathan Lethem

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome. Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow. Many people
According to Dyan's Alexis Marsh... "I wanted a spare sound to reflect the openness of the prairies where I grew up, a community
“I teach stories that seem tolerable in their explicit and their implicit content to me, because of where I’m placed in history
Since Laura Eason calls her tense romantic comedy Sex With Strangers, audiences can be forgiven for jumping to the correct conclusion that these strangers -- they're both writers -- won't waste too much time before having torrid sex with each other.
"Mommy and Daddy fought but loved each other" Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Maurice Quentin de La Tour The central
And so we are given, as lucky surprise, something no one thought to even wish for, as this is the great book of what it might have been when the West Coast's writing scene coalesced as something unto its own self in all its driving, original, dynamic and even belligerent childishness.
I had known, of course, about the influence of Philip Roth on Lethem, but I had not considered until recently the influence of Ralph Ellison's 1952 masterpiece, Invisible Man.
My teen years are a blur of loitering and prowling, in libraries, bookstores, and books themselves. And there may have been some trespassing along the way. (The statute of limitations hasn't expired though, so I'll leave it at that.)
F. Scott Fitzgerald's generation had its green light at the end of the dock in "The Great Gatsby," that symbol of unattainable
Brooklyn Jonathan is acclimating well to his life as LA Jonathan. Lethem, that is, famed Brooklyn scribe who in the fall