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How I Became a Famous Novelist - Steve Hely

How I Became a Famous Novelist - Steve Hely

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A note-perfect satire on why writers write, publishers publish and readers are damned.
A note-perfect satire on why writers write, publishers publish and readers are damned.

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Published by: Constable & Robinson on Dec 06, 2010
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STEVE HELY was a writer or television. His creditsinclude
The Late Show with David Letterman,
 
AmericanDad, 30 Rock
and
The Ofce
. He is also co-authoro the comic travelogue,
The Ridiculous Race
.
How I Became a Famous Novelist 
won the 2010 Thurber Prizeor American Humour.
Praise or
How I Became a Famous Novelist:
‘Brilliant . . . a cheeky book and a brave one, all but naming real-lie literary emperors sans clothes . . . I was sold and sold again . . .[by Hely’s] subtle zingers . . . The cynicism is delicious, the humournever broad, with just enough modesty and conscience seeping intothe story to make our con artist lovable . . . I may have read aunnier book in the last twenty years, but at this moment I’m hard-pressed to name it.’
Washington Post 
‘A gleeul skewering o the publishing industry and every cliché o the writing lie.’
New York Times Book Review
‘A hilarious send-up o literary pretensions and celebrity culture.’
USA Today
‘In a satirical novel that is a gag-packed assault on ctitious bestsellingction, Mr Hely . . . takes aim at genre ater genre and managesto savage them all. Without really straining credulity, [his] travelsthrough the world o publishing become exuberantly ar-fung. MrHely has detly clobbered the popular book business, [taking] aimat lucrative ‘tidy candy-packaged novels you wrapped up and gaveas presents,’ the kinds o books that go ‘rom store shelves to homeshelves to used-book sales unread’. His complaints about such booksare very unny. They’d be even unnier i they weren’t true.’
New York Times
 
How I Became aFamous Novelist
Steve Hely

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