Books by Jay McInerney

THE JUICE by Jay McInerney
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 8, 2012

"Much of the material here sounds like it was more fun to research than to write or read."
Another collection of the acclaimed writer's wine journalism, dominated by short pieces for the Wall Street Journal, some of which seem to have been decanting for too long. Read full book review >
HOW IT ENDED by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2009

"The wit and the engaging voice in the best of these stories aren't enough to offset the impression that neither the third nor the second acts of the novelist's career have fulfilled the promise or equaled the accomplishment of the first."
From McInerney (The Good Life, 2006, etc.), a collection of 26 stories spanning some three decades. Read full book review >
THE GOOD LIFE by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The title suggests a number of questions—What constitutes the good life? Is it possible to sustain it in post-9/11 New York? Can it be bought? Or earned?—that the author fails to resolve."
McInerney's novel of 9/11 and its aftershocks offers acute cultural observation before sinking into a sappy romance. Read full book review >
MODEL BEHAVIOR by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1998

A mordantly funny portrait of the incestuous, fame-addled worlds of publishing and celebrity journalism, as viewed through the eyes of a frantinally lovelorn writer. Read full book review >

THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1996

From the hokey title to the sentimental insight of the last line, McInerney's latest yuppie melodrama (Brightness Falls, 1992, etc.) at best recalls the social-climbing novels of John O'Hara. Read full book review >

BRIGHTNESS FALLS by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

His own career very much a creation of 80's hype, McInerney here attempts an unironic post-mortem on the era of leveraged buyouts and consumer excess. Read full book review >