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The Extra Man

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A hilarious novel from one America's funniest living writers – like a New York Withnail and I

Meet Louis Ives: well-groomed, romantic, and as captivating as an F. Scott Fitzgerald hero. Only this hero has a penchant for ladies’ clothes, and he’s just lost his teaching job after an unfortunate incident involving a colleague’s brassiere.

Meet Henry Harrison: former actor, brilliant but failed playwright, and a well-seasoned escort for New York City’s women of means. What can this ageless Don Quixote of the Upper East Side have to offer a young gentleman such as Louis? What, indeed…

The Extra Man is a story of friendship and frustration, of cocktails and cross-dressing, a hilarious tale for our times from America’s most versatile wit.

Jonathan Amesis the author of nine books including Wake Up, Sir! and You Were Never Really Here, both published by Pushkin Press. He also created the hit HBO comedy Bored to Death, starring Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman, and Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart. He has fought in two amateur boxing matches as "The Herring Wonder". He lives in Los Angeles.

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