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Jerry Stahl

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Jerry Stahl is the author of six books, including the memoir Permanent Midnight, (made into a movie with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) and the novels , Fatty and Pain Killers. Formerly "Culture" columnist for Details, Stahl's fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, the New York Times, and the Believer, among other places. He has worked extensively in film and television and, most recently, wrote Hemingway & Gellhorn, starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, for HBO.
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Jerry Stahl recommends
Dive (2004)
Lisa Teasley
"Lisa Teasley writes like the unchained love child of Norman Mailer and Nina Simone. Dive is a sexy, compelling ride through the deeper wilds of the human psyche. This book takes risks other authors would balk at--and leaves the reader gasping for more. An arresting, unsettling, and terrifically written debut."
Party Girl (2007)
Anna David
"Laugh-out-loud hysterical and Capote-elegant."
The Age of Dreaming (2008)
Nina Revoyr
"The Age of Dreaming is a masterpiece of the sort that doesn't just seduce the reader - it leaves you transformed. Nina Revoyr deserves to be counted among the top ranks of novelists at work today."
Baked (2010)
Mark Haskell Smith
"Addictively brilliant."
Outside In (2013)
Doug Cooper
"A deep, entertaining read about all the truths that find us when we're looking the other way."
Dirty Hits (2013)
Tony O'Neill
"Tony O'Neill writes like a man with his tongue in a light socket and his toe in a puddle of spilled blood."
Baghdad Immortals (2013)
Saad Z Hossain
"...the hippest, weirdest, most creative and visionary book yet to emerge from the full-on debacle that was W's still-simmering Iraq war."
Sirens (2017)
Joshua Mohr
"This is the kind of book that makes you want to grab strangers at bus stops and scream at them to read."

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