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I, Fatty
by Jerry Stahl


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In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a national media scandal that set the precedent for those so familiar today.  Read more...


 
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In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a national media scandal that set the precedent for those so familiar today. Jerry Stahl has written for GQ, Village Voice, and Esquire, among others, as well as film and television. He is the author of the acclaimed memoir Permanent Midnight, which was made into a film starring Ben Stiller, and the novels Perv and Plainclothes Naked. He has one daughter and lives in Los Angeles. "Jerry Stahl...is a better-than-Burroughs virtuoso when it comes to depicting every paranoid high and cold-kicking torment obtainable from the street and the medicine chest...Stahl has earned the blurbs he's picked up along the way from James Ellroy, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Jim Carroll, and has the right to be counted in their skanky, stylish company...A bona-fide novelist."-Thomas Mallon, New Yorker "Jerry Stahl gives us a crash course in what the movies were, and are...Stahl explores [I, Fatty's] themes with intelligence and compassion."-Washington Post "Dedicated as ever to exploring life's dark and deviant sides, Stahl shows his heart in this sad, wild, uproarious faux memoir."-Rocky Mountain News "I, Fatty is all voice, and that voice-wisecracking, shrewd, bawdy, self-deprecating, and rueful-is a tour de force."-Newsday "In Stahl, the silent star Arbuckle could not have hoped for a more well-equipped mouthpiece."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution Also available: HC 1-58234-247-4 $23.95 Fascinating...As channeled through Stahl, Arbuckle's memory is remarkably lucid, and his sense of pre- and post-gallows humor remains wonderfully intact.-Chicago Sun-Times


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  • ISBN: 9781596919129
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Date: Sept 2010
 
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