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Leyner, Mark

Overview
Works: 47 works in 195 publications in 12 languages and 7,012 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Miscellanea  Drama  Comedy films  Experimental fiction  Humorous fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Educational films  Internet videos  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3562.E99, 610
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mark Leyner
Publications by Mark Leyner
Most widely held works about 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 )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,319 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 795 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 714 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 )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 522 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 500 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 462 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
The tetherballs of Bougainville : a novel by Mark Leyner( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 416 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 )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 365 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
Gone with the mind : a novel by Mark Leyner( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 327 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
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 251 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 232 libraries worldwide
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 138 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
New treasury of great humorists ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
A collection of American humor
Why do men have nipples? hundreds of questions you'd only ask a doctor after your third martini by Mark Leyner( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 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 )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 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 69 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
Et tu, babe by Mark Leyner( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A wildly uneven but often hilarious collage of parodies and satirical bits that recall artists as diverse as Lenny Bruce, Rabelais, William Burroughs and Hieronymous Bosch. Leyner's obsession with body parts and secretions will undoubtedly appall many readers, and his apparently perpetual state of priapic arousal wears thin. But his relentless assault on the ways in which celebrity now drives the literary world and his sly digs at Tom Clancy-type technothrillers, the enfant terrible posturings of literary Brat Packers, and American Psycho -style flaunting of brand names are ingenious and on target
Gone with the mind : a novel by Mark Leyner( file )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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
The Difference between men and women ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Men don't listen. Women can't read maps. Men snore more. Women are less likely to have affairs. Should those statements be dismissed as stereotypes, or can we point to tangible discrepancies-behaviorally and neurologically speaking-along gender lines? This ABC News program explores sex differences and the brain circuitry behind them. Presenting an interview with Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of the controversial book The Female Brain, the program covers such provocative topics as teen brain chemistry and development, the ways that sex is discussed in "mixed company," and the powerful hormones brought on by motherhood. Renowned transgender neurobiologist Ben Barres is also featured. (37 minutes)
Let's play doctor : the instant guide to walking, talking, and probing like a real M.D. by Mark Leyner( file )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Your easy-to-follow, fun-to-use, one-stop shop for acting, sounding, and thinking like a real M.D
 
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Alternative Names
Leiners, Marks 1956-
Mark Leyner American postmodernist author
Mark Leyner Amerikaans schrijver
레이너, 마크
マーク・レイナー
レイナー, マーク
Languages
English (123)
Italian (14)
Spanish (10)
French (4)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Swedish (2)
Czech (2)
Japanese (1)
Indonesian (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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