'Listen, you son of a bitch, life isn't all a goddam football game! You won't always get the girl!Life is rejection and pain and loss...'
A FAN'S NOTES - the horrible and hilarious account of a long failure. Our narrator is the ultimate unreconstructed male. His primary concerns are alcohol, sex and the New York Giants. But things go very wrong for him- he drinks too much, he's impotent and the Giants start to lose. And so we follow his boogy trail through two failed marriages, many bars and intermittent visits to Avalon Valley - a private home for the mentally ill. Shookingly politically incorrect, terribly self-indulgent, but more than redeemed by its unforgettable story of a man laid bare.
'A FAN'S NOTES is one man's life, written with brilliance and insight. No one should have had Exley's life and no one who has read it can ever forget it'
'Writers of every kind of aesthetic and cultural persuasion talk about it and press it on their friends. When I urge it on to a friend who asks what it is about or what it is like, I say read it, just read it'
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