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How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steven Hely (Paperback, 2011)

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How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steven Hely

A razor-sharp evisceration of celebrity culture and literary fame, How I Became a Famous Novelist is a satirical novel masquerading as a tell-all memoir.

What Pete Tarslaw wants is simple enough:

1. Fame.  Realistic amount.  Enough to open new avenues of sexual opportunity.  Personal assistant to read mail, grocery shop, etc.

2. Financial comfort.  Never have a job again.  Retire.  Spend rest of life lying around, pursuing hobbies (boating? skeet shooting?)

3. Humiliate ex-girlfriend at her wedding.

Sick of life as he knows it, Tarslaw sets out to write a bestselling novel, armed with a formula for success cobbled together from previous bestseller list.  Once the sales ranking for The Tornado Ashes Club starts its meteoric rise, his inevitable decline looms – and his fall from grace will be nothing short of spectacular.

How I Became a Famous Novelist is the hilarious tale of how Pete Tarslaw's 'pile of garbage' became the most talked about, read, admired and reviled novel in America.  It will change everything you think you know – about literature, appearance, truth, beauty, and those people out there who still care about books.

'A deeply, often painfully funny book . . . [which] should be read by anyone with a passing interest in the state of modern literature.' – The Independent


Format: Paperback | 320 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2 | 260g

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2011

Publisher: Black Inc

Publication City/Country: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1863955402

ISBN13: 9781863955409


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.