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Jay McInerney
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Jay McInerney lives in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York. He writes a wine column for The Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Corriere della Sera, and his fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Granta, and The Paris Review. In 2006, Time cited Bright Lights, Big City as one of nine generation-defining novels of the twentieth century, and The Good Life received the Prix Littéraire at the Deauville Film Festival in 2007. How It Ended: New and Collected Stories (2009) “reminds us,” Sam Tanenhaus wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “how... Read More

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Bacchus and Me
Adventures in the Wine Cellar
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.95

From Jay McInerney, bestselling novelist and wine columnist for House & Garden magazine, comes this wry and witty exploration of wine and wine culture.

McInerney writes with flair and brutal honesty as he discusses the grapes, vintages, regions, myths, and personalities that inhabit the wine world. He peppers his down-to-earth advice... Read more >

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Bright Lights, Big City

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1984
Price: $15.00

With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip... Read more >
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Bright Lights, Big City

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Brightness Falls

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $16.95

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Brightness Falls

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Good Life

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $15.00

Hailed by Newsweek as “a superb and humane social critic” with, according to The Wall Street Journal, “all the true instincts of a major novelist,” Jay McInerney unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in his most powerfully searing work thus far.
Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in... Read more >

The Good Life

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 2006
Price: $11.99

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A Hedonist in the Cellar
Adventures in Wine
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

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A Hedonist in the Cellar
Adventures in Wine
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $15.95

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How It Ended
New and Collected Stories
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95

From the Jay McInererny whose first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, defined a generation, a collection of twenty-six stories, new and old, that trace the arc of his career for nearly three decades.
“Extremely entertaining. . . elegant, subtle, shapely and reflective. . . . Perfect specimens.” —The New York Times

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How It Ended

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Juice
Vinous Veritas
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95

A generous new collection by the acclaimed novelist who, according to Salon, is also "the best wine writer in America."

For more than a decade, Jay McInerney's vinous essays have been praised by restaurateurs ("educational and delicious at the same time" —Mario Batali), by esteemed critics ("brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Juice
Vinous Veritas
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Last of the Savages

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Last of the Savages

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 29, 1997
Price: $15.95

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Model Behavior
A Novel
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $15.00

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Model Behavior
A Novel
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Ransom

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1985
Price: $15.00

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Ransom

Written by Jay McInerney


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $11.99

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