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How about some Mark Leyner to brighten your day?
June 12, 2002 11:16 AM   Subscribe

How about some Mark Leyner to brighten your day? So, how do you mistreat your Grandmother?
posted by lilboo (9 comments total)

I love mark leyner.. thanks for the link.
posted by PugAchev at 11:51 AM on June 12, 2002

What a great story! Thanks for the link. :)
posted by dejah420 at 11:52 AM on June 12, 2002

Great link. Anyone know if Leyner's working on a new book?
posted by dayvin at 12:39 PM on June 12, 2002

Hilarious. I actually Laughed Out Loud. Haven't read his books, but I'm now on a quest to do so.
posted by daver at 12:41 PM on June 12, 2002

According to the "about the author" blurb in the magazine, Leyner is working on a television pilot. I liked this piece a lot; it's as courageous as his early novels but a bit more mature. I hope his tv pilot goes somewhere.
posted by muckster at 12:49 PM on June 12, 2002

Great story, and a potent reminder that I gotta step up the pace on recording my grandmother's memoirs. Wish I'd done so with my other grandparents. Record 'em while you still got 'em, folks.
posted by swell at 1:30 PM on June 12, 2002

Is the New Yorker the most prestigious literary magazine to be published in?
posted by banished at 6:34 PM on June 12, 2002

I think so. We have a similar journal called "Meanjin".

There is a joke that Meanjin is Koori (Australian aboriginal) for "rejected by the New Yorker".
posted by emf at 9:54 PM on June 12, 2002

More or less. Of the mainstream mags, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Playboy, and Harper's are all pretty good too. Then there's Paris Review, Granta, Tinhouse, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, McSweeney's, and so on -- but pretty soon you're in obscure territory only frequented by writers who wish they were published in those magazines and at some point caved in to the subscription deals sent along with the rejection notes.
posted by muckster at 12:15 AM on June 13, 2002

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