Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the unforgettable Autobiography of A Face
comes a collection of wonderfully unexpected essays on life, love, sex, God and politics.
Whether she is contemplating promiscuity or The New Testament, lamenting about what she should have said to Oprah, or learning to tango, Grealy seduces and surprises the reader at every turn. With the sheer brilliance of her imagination, Grealy leads us on delightful journeys with her wit, unflinching honesty and peerless intelligence. As Seen On TV breaks the mould of the essay, and is destined, like the memoir that preceded it, to become a modern classic.
'A funny, imaginative, and intelligent collection...Relaxed, honest, and illuminating, Grealy achieves her goal: if life is the answer, "start finding the questions worthy of it."' -Kirkus Review (starred)
'Lucy Grealy can send up Manhattan literary culture, or she can break your heart describing her long-vanished brother's death certificate, [these] eclectic essays are illuminated by Grealy's blunt honesty and genre-smashing intelligence, as she weds stream-of-consciousness to cultural criticism (think Virginia Woolf meets Tom Wolfe).' -Elle
'Anybody who worried Grealy had spent her intellectual capital in the Autobiography can open As Seen on TV without fear.' -Paper
About the Author
is an award-winning poet and author of the highly acclaimed memoir, Autobiography of a Face
(New York Times
Notable Book of the Year). She lives in New York City and is currently working on a novel.