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Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old-fashioned. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink tough, write challenging and check out to screw each lady you meet.
He's writing movie scripts in l. a., screwing, consuming and insulting his method via Californian society, but additionally being affected by writer's block and unpaid taxes. Then an answer provides itself -- Marr is to be the not going recipient of the W. F. Bingham Prize for striking Contribution to fashionable Literature, an award worthy part 1000000 kilos. however it doesn't come with out a cost: he needs to spend a 12 months educating on the English collage the place his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside.
As Kennedy acclimatises to the sleepy campus, inspiring revulsion and worship in equivalent degree, he's compelled to reassess his precarious way of life. extraordinary because it could appear, there may well really be a father and a instructor lurking inside of this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic, sociopath'. Or is there...
Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred check out the mid-life predicament and the modern male sexual psyche. it's a marvelous new satire from one among Britain's sharpest writers.
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I remember once sitting in that house’s master bedroom, in front of an old-fashioned vanity mirror, and Amanda and Jamie-Lynn stormed in, all high energy and cute, and started asking about face-lifts and plastic surgery. Feeling a little like a den mother, I said something along the lines of how it was okay to get a little work now and then, but that neither of them had the facial structure that would ever require serious face work. I remember them dancing around the house afterward, saying, “Kathy Griffin says we don’t need face work!
Just take that all in. ” I met Tupac Shakur backstage at a taping of a sketch television show I was working on, where I watched him struggle to read. That was astonishing to me! Dr. ” I made out with Snoop Dogg as part of a sketch when I hosted the Billboard Music Awards. Oh, and I have cuddled with Suge Knight. Cuddled. Do I have your attention yet? The reason I mention the Trump International Hotel & Tower is that it may surprise many of my longtime and loyal fans that I have not only met four people portrayed in Straight Outta Compton but that I actually know Donald Trump as well.
When my moment at the podium came, and all eyes were on me to give the great commercial director Joe Pytka his career achievement award, I couldn’t resist busting Leo’s balls, because he was pretty much directly in front of me.