Saturday, January 19, 2013

Seven top New York City books

Adam Mansbach’s books include the number one international bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, the California Book Award– winning novel The End of the Jews, and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The Believer, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

His new novel is Rage Is Back.

One of Mansbach's favorite New York City books, as told to The Daily Beast:
Random Family
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Harrowing and intimate, this portrait of an extended community in the 1980s Bronx is written with an unparalleled level of access; the way the author manages to be omnipresent and yet totally unobtrusive is astounding in itself. But not as astounding as the story, which chronicles the lives of several teenage girls as they navigate the labyrinth of relationships, single motherhood, social welfare, prison, the drug trade, and much more.
Read about another novel on the list.

Random Family is one of Curtis Sittenfeld's favorite books.

Visit Adam Mansbach's website.

My Book, The Movie: Rage Is Back.

The Page 69 Test: Rage Is Back.

--Marshal Zeringue