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Jay McInerney is the author of Bright Lights, Big City (which he adapted for the screen), Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, The Last of the Savages, and Model Behavior.

He has also published a collection of short stories, How It Ended, and two books on wine, A Hedonist in the Cellar and Bacchus & Me, Adventures in the Wine Cellar.

McInerney writes a wine column for House & Garden magazine and is a regular contributor to New York, The Guardidan Weekly (London), and Corriere della Sera. He lives in New York City and Water Mill, New York.



A HEDONIST IN THE CELLAR
Hardcover | October 2006

A Hedonist in the Cellar is a collection more than five years' worth of essays on wine in which McInerney explores what's new, what's enduring, and what's surprising, giving his palate a complete workout and the reader an indispensable, idiosyncratic guide to a world of almost infinite variety. Full of terroir and flavor, svelte personalities, and keen insight into the trade, these are irresistible essays for anyone enthralled by the manifold pleasures of wine.

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BACCHUS & ME
Paperback | March 2002

Jay McInerney on wine? Yes, Jay McInerney on wine! The best-selling novelist turned his command of language and flair for metaphor on the world of wine, providing this sublime collection of untraditional musings on wine and wine culture that is as fit for someone looking for "a nice Chardonnay" as it is for the oenophile.

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MODEL BEHAVIOR
Paperback | March 2000

The portrait of a doubting devotee of the city where vocation, career, and ambition (which only occassionally coincide) run head-on with friendship and love—or merely desire. We see Conor McKnight's well-earned ennui fast becoming anxiety as he tries to protect himself from the harrowing fate that unfolds before his bleary eyes.

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THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES

Paperback | April 1997

A chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies—and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity.

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BRIGHTNESS FALLS

Paperback | March 1993

The bestselling Brightness Falls is the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway. Set against the world of New York publishing, McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early success, then getting lost in the middle of their lives.

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STORY OF MY LIFE

Paperback | 1989

Here, McInerney revisits the nocturnal New York of Bright Lights, Big City. Alison Poole, twenty going on 40,000, is a budding actress already fatally well versed in hopping the clubs, shopping Chanel falling in and out of, lust, and abusing other people's credit cards. As Alison races toward emotional breakdown, McInerney gives us a hilarious yet oddly touching portrait of a postmodern Holly Golightly coming to terms with a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters.

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RANSOM

Paperback | 1985

Jay McInerney's second novel belongs in the distinguished tradition of novels about exile. Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels—a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Path.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

Paperback | 1984

The tragicomedy of a young man in NYC, struggling with the reality of his mother's death, alienation and the seductive pull of drugs.

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