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A Gaggle of Literary Rock Stars

Parade out the literary superstars. Ready, set, go.

Gary Shteyngart’s over-the-top book trailer for his new novel, Super Sad True Love Story, features Jeffrey Eugenides, Edmund White, Mary Gaitskill, Jay McInerney, and…wait for it…wait for it…

James Franco?

Shteyngart’s not the most convincing comic actor (a little annoying actually), but it is fun to see all the literary rock stars (and James Franco) gathered in one video. And there’s funny bit about how to carry yourself at a Paris Review cocktail party.

One of my friends called me and another friend “nerds” this past weekend, because we were debating books. We then proceeded to debate whether we were nerds or dorks or both. I hope the fact that I’m enamored by all the folks in this video (the only thing that would make it better would be if Denis Johnson were in it, too–like a true dork, I asked him for his photo at AWP one year) doesn’t prove her true.

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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