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Show Up, Look Good

(2011)
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"Wisniewski: a riotously original voice."
- Jonathan Lethem

"'Show Up, Look Good' is a rollicking, laugh-out-loud romp of a novel." - Ben Fountain, author of 'Brief Encounters with Che Guevara'

"Mark Wisniewski's prose is incisive and crisp, bracing and in the best sense destructive, like a straight shot of excellent gin. Part Carson McCullers, part Truman Capote, part Elmore Leonard, 'Show Up, Look Good' is ultimately a highly original, entertaining, and disturbing read, accurate but precisely off-center. Just when you think you know how it moves, it proves you wrong, and you're delighted. Wisniewski is that crafty a craftsman, that intelligent a writer." - T. R. Hummer, author of 'Walt Whitman in Hell'

"Forget 'My Sister Eileen.' With wit and insight, Wisniewski shows what really happens when a resourceful, optimistic, upbeat young woman from the Midwest comes to Manhattan to make it." - Molly Giles, author of 'Rough Translations'

"With equal parts rue and satire, Mark Wisniewski's thirty-four-year-old Midwestern heroine, Michelle, flees love gone wrong at home to start over with nerve and independence in Manhattan. Her picaresque misadventures and her encounters with characters odd, pretentious, and menacing prove as haunting as Holden Caulfield's." - DeWitt Henry, editor of 'Ploughshares'

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A riotously original voice." - Jonathan Lethem


Used availability for Mark Wisniewski's Show Up, Look Good

Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Show Up, Look Good
Author(s): Mark Wisniewski
ISBN: 1-928589-60-X / 978-1-928589-60-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gival Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Show Up, Look Good
Author(s): Mark Wisniewski
Publisher: Gival Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA