Mark Leyner

American novelist

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Biography

Mark Leyner is the author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist; Tooth Imprints on a Corndog; I Smell Esther Williams, Et Tu Babe; and The Tetherballs of Bougainville.

He has written scripts for a variety of film and television shows, and his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, Time, and GQ.

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    RT @LeynerMark: If Mueller wants to find out what really happened in that meeting, can't he just waterboard Don Jr. and Jared?

    If Mueller wants to find out what really happened in that meeting, can't he just waterboard Don Jr. and Jared?

Leyner is a twisted wizard, a genre-busting virtuoso, working at the outer edge of narrative convention

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One of the best, the brightest, the weirdest and the most influential modern writers

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Leyner is one of America's least predictable writers

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Leyner’s masterly ability to interlace humor with existential dilemmas makes for a compelling novel

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