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Spalding Gray

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Spalding Gray was born and raised in Rhode Island. A cofounder of the acclaimed New York City theater company the Wooster Group, he appeared on Broadway and in numerous films, including Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields, David Byrne’s True Stories, Garry Marshall’s Beaches, and as the subject of the 2010 Steven Soderbergh documentary, And Everything is Going Fine. His monologues include Sex and Death to the Age 14, Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a Box, Gray’s Anatomy, and It’s a Slippery Slope. He died in 2004.

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Gray's Anatomy

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 23, 1993
Price: $12.00

In middle age Spalding Gray has entered "the Bermuda Triangle of Health," that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways. His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could be corrected with minor surgery. But for the high priest of high anxiety, nothing is ever... Read more >
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Gray's Anatomy

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Impossible Vacation

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1993
Price: $16.00

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Impossible Vacation

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Journals of Spalding Gray

Written by Spalding Gray
Edited by Nell Casey


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Journals of Spalding Gray

Written by Spalding Gray
Edited by Nell Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00

Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the extraordinary inner life of the actor-writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as Swimming to Cambodia.

Begun when he was twenty-five, Spalding Gray's journals reflect on his childhood; his craving for success... Read more >
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Life Interrupted
The Unfinished Monologue
Written by Spalding Gray


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $19.95

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Life Interrupted
The Unfinished Monologue
Written by Spalding Gray


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $11.99

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Monster in a Box

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 1992
Price: $15.00

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Monster in a Box

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Sex and Death to the Age 14

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Sex and Death to the Age 14

Written by Spalding Gray


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1986
Price: $19.00

This is a collection of six monologues by the master of one-man drama. Included are "Sex and Death at the Age of 14," "Booze, Cars, and College Girls," "47 Beds," "Nobody Wanted to Sit Behind a Desk," "Travels through New England," and "Terror of Pleasure: The House." Also includes a preface... Read more >
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