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Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach's new novel, Rage is Back (Viking) has been named an Best Book of the Month for January 2013, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book. The Washington Post says "Mansbach has clearly had a play date with Michael Chabon and Junot Diaz, and his fresh, witty novel is one that hip readers will relish," and adds that "There's no resisting [narrator] Dondi, 'a nerd with swagger,' as he riffs on everything from Madison Avenue to yuppies' racial anxiety ," and the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "Rage Is Back does for graffiti what Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay did for comic books. Dondi mashes up disparate linguistic registers with an effortlessness that brings to mind Junot Díaz's perennial narrator, Junior. The ideal interpreter for this journey, he is equally comfortable holding forth on the history of graffiti style, explaining the "tripartite drug economy" of Fort Greene or (like many a smart high school student), bringing it all back to Homer, Plato and The Great Gatsby. ...but beneath all the weed and spray paint, it's a warmhearted story about a son searching for his father and for himself, a trip through the past and present of an American art form that fits surprisingly well within the confines of the novel."

Genres: Children's Fiction, Horror, Urban Fiction
Picture Books
   Go the Fuck to Sleep (2011) (with Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes)
   Seriously, Just Go to Sleep (2012)
   Go de Rass to Sleep (2014)
   You Have to Fucking Eat (2014)
   Seriously, You Have to Eat (2015) (with Owen Brozman)
   F**k, Now There Are Two of You (2019)
Graphic Novels
   The Nature of the Beast (2012) (with Douglas McGowan)