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Leyner, Mark

Overview
Works: 67 works in 231 publications in 4 languages and 6,905 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Miscellanea  Autobiographical fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Black humor  Humorous fiction  Experimental fiction  Short stories  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3562.E99, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mark Leyner
Publications by Mark Leyner
Most widely held works by Mark Leyner
Why do men have nipples? : hundreds of questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third martini by Mark Leyner( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Setting the record straight on folk remedies, traditional cures, and medical myths, an entertaining but informative medical reference furnishes informative answers to such questions as "Do microwaves cause cancer?," "Is sperm nutritious?," and "Is it badto crack your knuckles?"
War, Inc. by Joshua Seftel( visu )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 818 libraries worldwide
An emotionally-repressed hit man gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to assassinate a Middle Eastern oil minister
Why do men fall asleep after sex? : more questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third whiskey sour by Mark Leyner( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
The authors of "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" continue their hilarious look at the world of health with an all-new compilation of zany questions about unmentionable body parts, bodily functions, and embarrassing body oddities
Tooth imprints on a corn dog by Mark Leyner( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 483 libraries worldwide
A collection of humorous stories by the author of Et Tu, Babe. The story, The Illustrated Body Politic, is on tattooing, Hulk Couture is on body building, and Dream Girls, USA is on beauty pageants
The sugar frosted nutsack : a novel by Mark Leyner( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Modern gods and goddesses wreak havoc on an unemployed butcher from New Jersey
Et tu, babe by Mark Leyner( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
This uneven but often hilarious satire is based on the premise that the great success of the author's first novel and his irresistible, steroid-enhanced physique have catapulted him to intergalactic stardom
Gone with the mind : a novel by Mark Leyner( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
In this utterly unconventional, autobiographical novel, Mark Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark's mother, who's driven him to the mall and introduces him before he begins, and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of Gone with the mind takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has no bounds. Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner's story--with its bold, experimental structure--is a moving work of genius.--Amazon.com
The tetherballs of Bougainville : a novel by Mark Leyner( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 386 libraries worldwide
A black comedy on a boy who is writing a school play while keeping his father company on Death Row. When three injections later the father refuses to die, the warden releases him and the boy turns the experience into a successful screenplay
My cousin, my gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Contains comic, postmodern sketches based largely on the life of the author--including an invitation from his gastroenterologist cousin to London--and late twentieth-century pop culture
I smell Esther Williams and other stories by Mark Leyner( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A community theater's production of Special Yearnings triggers a string of underground nuclear explosions from St. Louis to Worcester, Massachusetts. A man frantically swats at the blaze that his girlfriend has ignited in his trousers, while her family tries to figure out whether his agonized sign language means "Under the Volcano" or "No Time for Sergeants." Charo, Marianne Faithfull, and Napoleon's sister swap glittering witticisms and pornographic come-ons with languid aesthetes and unhinged suburbanites. Such scenarios are just par for the course in this gloriously disorienting volume by Mark Leyner, author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and Et Tu, Babe, and a writer who plays the English language the way Jimi Hendrix played the guitar: at blinding speed, dangerous volume, and with a perfect mixture of lyricism and sheer menace
American made : new fiction from the Fiction Collective ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
New treasury of great humorists ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
A collection of American humor
Let's play doctor : the instant guide to walking, talking, and probing like a real M.D. by Mark Leyner( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
CONGRATULATIONS! Your purchase of this book means that the admissions committee has thoroughly reviewed your application and we are pleased to welcome you to the Why Do Men Have Nipples School of Medicine.* *A not quite fully accredited institution Let's Play Doctor is your instant guide to becoming a Real Fake Doctor. At the Why Do Men Have Nipples School of Medicine, we offer an informative, immersive, and incredibly entertaining course of study that will give you the special skills needed to get your M.D. on! By following the lessons in Let's Play Doctor, you'll learn: - Special mental exercises to give yourself that buff, bulging Doctor brain - How to impress your peers with big, polysyllabic, esoteric medical lingo (can you say pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis') - Easy ways to diagnose your girlfriend's goiter or your father's fistula - Do-it-yourself surgeries from hemorrhoidectomy to breast enlargement - And, most important, how to craft a completely believable, official-sounding get-out-of-work-for-medical-reasons note Tuition' Just $14.95. Enroll today! It's time to play doctor! From the Trade Paperback edition
Why do men have nipples? : hundreds of questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third martini by Mark Leyner( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Setting the record straight on folk remedies, traditional cures, and medical myths, an entertaining but informative medical reference furnishes informative answers to such questions as "Do microwaves cause cancer?," "Is sperm nutritious?," and "Is it bad to crack your knuckles?"
The sugar frosted nutsack : a novel by Mark Leyner( file )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world. Since they emerged 14 billion years ago from a bus blaring a tune remarkably similar to the Mister Softee jingle, they've wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Unable to control their jealousies, the gods have splintered into several factions, led by the immortal enemies XOXO, Shanice, La Felina, Fast-Cooking Ali, and Mogul Magoo. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession. Ritualistically recited by a cast of drug-addled bards, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack is Ike's epic story. A raucous tale of gods and men confronting lust, ambition, death, and the eternal verities, it is a wildly fun, wickedly fast gambol through the unmapped corridors of the imagination
Why do men fall asleep after sex? : [more questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third whiskey sour] by Mark Leyner( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Presents a humorous look at the world of health with a compilation of questions about unmentionable body parts, bodily functions, and embarrassing body oddities
Gone with the mind : a novel by Mark Leyner( file )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The blazingly inventive, fictional autobiography of Mark Leyner, one of America's "rare, true original voices." (Gary Shteyngart)Dizzyingly brilliant and raucously funny, Gone with the Mind is the story of Mark Leyner's life, told as only Mark Leyner can.In this utterly unconventional, autobiographical novel, Mark Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark's mother, who's driven him to the mall and introduces him before he begins, and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of Gone with the Mind takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has no bounds.Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner's story-with its bold, experimental structure-is a moving work of genius
Et tu, babe by Mark Leyner( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
In 1990, following the publication of his extraordinary first novel, My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, Mark Leyner was hailed by the New York Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone etc as "the cult author of the 1990s." Tragically for Leyner but luckily for the rest of us the acclaim and publicity were too much for the young author, irreparably losing his grip on reality
Por qué los hombres tienen pezones? : centenares de preguntas que solo harías a tu médico después del tercer martini by Mark Leyner( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Let's play doctor : the instant guide to walking, talking, and probing like a real M.D. by Mark Leyner( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Let's Play Doctor is your instant guide to becoming a Real Fake Doctor. At the Why Do Men Have Nipples School of Medicine, we offer an informative, immersive, and incredibly entertaining course of study that will give you the special skills needed to get your M.D. on! By following the lessons in Let's Play Doctor, you'll learn: Special mental exercises to give yourself that buff, bulging Doctor brain How to impress your peers with big, polysyllabic, esoteric medical lingo (can you say pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis?) Easy ways to diagnose your girlfriend's goiter or your father's fistula Do-it-yourself surgeries from hemorrhoidectomy to breast enlargement And, most important, how to craft a completely believable, official-sounding get-out-of-work-for-medical-reasons note
 
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Alternative Names
Leiners, Marks 1956-
Mark Leyner American postmodernist author
Mark Leyner Amerikaans schrijver
לינר, מרק
레이너, 마크
マーク・レイナー
レイナー, マーク
Languages
English (140)
Italian (13)
Spanish (6)
French (4)
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