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Let Nothing You Dismay

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Uproarious...one of the funniest writers around."--The New Yorker

Tad Leary has problems. Just fired from his job at a Manhattan private school, about to be evicted from his sublet, and stalled on his dissertation ("Social Hierarchies of Imaginary Places"), he wakes up on the Sunday before Christmas to realize he has seven parties to attend.

A trooper in jeans and a pressed white shirt, he sets off for brunch with his eccentric family, an afternoon performance-art piece by a friend sporting little more than a tattooed goatee, a dinner party where he runs into an ex-girlfriend, a late-night soiree where he spars with an ex-boyfriend, and more. With a charming combination of wit, wisdom--and just a little whimpering--Tad charts a survivalist's course through Manhattan's social hierarchies.

"A delight.... By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow...a gently bittersweet comedy."--Newsday  

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer."--The Village Voice

Synopsis:

It's Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve in Manhattan--five days from holiday Ground Zero--but Tad Leary, the most confused man on Earth, doesn't know whether to celebrate at the five parties to which he's been invited, or just go crazy.

Synopsis:

"A delight...Academic pretense, bohemian fakery...sibling rivalry, the search for love and the

comforts of friendship. Let Nothing You Dismay ties them all together in a well-told story...By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow"        

--Dan Cryer, Newsday

"Uproarious...One of the funniest writers around"        

--The New Yorker

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer, the kind to read five days before Christmas every year."

--Michael Musto, The Village Voice

"Wryly comic, sweetly aphoristic"

--Elle

"Thoroughly, hilarious"

--Susannah Meadows, GQ

"The guy practically takes language out to the park to play with it."

--Mark Bazer, Boston Phoenix

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

"Uproarious...one of the funniest writers around."--The New Yorker

Tad Leary has problems. Just fired from his job at a Manhattan private school, about to be evicted from his sublet, and stalled on his dissertation ("Social Hierarchies of Imaginary Places"), he wakes up on the Sunday before Christmas to realize he has seven parties to attend.

A trooper in jeans and a pressed white shirt, he sets off for brunch with his eccentric family, an afternoon performance-art piece by a friend sporting little more than a tattooed goatee, a dinner party where he runs into an ex-girlfriend, a late-night soiree where he spars with an ex-boyfriend, and more. With a charming combination of wit, wisdom--and just a little whimpering--Tad charts a survivalist's course through Manhattan's social hierarchies.

"A delight.... By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow...a gently bittersweet comedy."--Newsday  

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer."--The Village Voice

About the Author

Mark O'Donnell lives New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700965
O'Donnell, Mark:
O'Donnell, Mark
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
O'Donnell, Mark
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Manhattan (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.61 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375700965 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It's Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve in Manhattan--five days from holiday Ground Zero--but Tad Leary, the most confused man on Earth, doesn't know whether to celebrate at the five parties to which he's been invited, or just go crazy.
"Synopsis" by , "A delight...Academic pretense, bohemian fakery...sibling rivalry, the search for love and the

comforts of friendship. Let Nothing You Dismay ties them all together in a well-told story...By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow"        

--Dan Cryer, Newsday

"Uproarious...One of the funniest writers around"        

--The New Yorker

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer, the kind to read five days before Christmas every year."

--Michael Musto, The Village Voice

"Wryly comic, sweetly aphoristic"

--Elle

"Thoroughly, hilarious"

--Susannah Meadows, GQ

"The guy practically takes language out to the park to play with it."

--Mark Bazer, Boston Phoenix

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , "Uproarious...one of the funniest writers around."--The New Yorker

Tad Leary has problems. Just fired from his job at a Manhattan private school, about to be evicted from his sublet, and stalled on his dissertation ("Social Hierarchies of Imaginary Places"), he wakes up on the Sunday before Christmas to realize he has seven parties to attend.

A trooper in jeans and a pressed white shirt, he sets off for brunch with his eccentric family, an afternoon performance-art piece by a friend sporting little more than a tattooed goatee, a dinner party where he runs into an ex-girlfriend, a late-night soiree where he spars with an ex-boyfriend, and more. With a charming combination of wit, wisdom--and just a little whimpering--Tad charts a survivalist's course through Manhattan's social hierarchies.

"A delight.... By turns zany and meditative, satirical and mellow...a gently bittersweet comedy."--Newsday  

"A wise, hilarious stocking stuffer."--The Village Voice

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