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Model Behavior Paperback – March 14, 2000
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The only part of the book that really came alive was the dinner scene at the restaurant when the hero's father has a tantrum at the table and drops his pants. It showed just what a good writer McInerney can be, and unfortunately it showed just how mediocre the rest of the book is.
The plot is simple and essentially about the narrator's volatile relationship with dating a model. But it is entertaining, witty, and at times very funny. It's also biting at times and pulls no punches when it comes to mocking models, socialites, and NYC elites.
You'll fly through this book. It's not the kind that takes you long to get through. Spend a few hours, or a day, and enjoy it. Read it right after "Bright Lights" and you'll have a good weekend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite books, as of now. Mcinerney brings a literary intellectual spin to minimalism. Bret Ellis with a larger vocabulary, and slightly more poetic.Published on January 15, 2014 by Matt micheli
It's not easy to create heartbreak, humor, and social criticism all in one take; Jay does.
Uber hip novella about a writer and his model turned actress girlfriend. Read more
Picture this: So I finished the last book on "my list" of books to read. This is unusual for me because I usually have a list of about 5 or more books to read at any given point. Read morePublished on April 27, 2009 by D. Nobles
I didn't read the title novella, Model Behavior, because it didn't interest me at this time, but I did read each of the seven short stories Mcinerney included after it, and found... Read morePublished on September 14, 2007 by Dai-keag-ity
It has been said that everybody has precisely one authentic story to tell. McInerney clearly told that story in Bright Lights, and hasn't been able to change the formula... Read morePublished on December 21, 2006 by Stacy Campbell
Model Behavior covers a lot of the same ground as Bright Lights, Big City. There's a depressed guy (he's a little older than the main character of BLBC, probably because McInerney... Read morePublished on November 2, 2006 by Z. Freeman
I picked up the book to read on a flight to New York. I didn't know anything about the author or the story, I just picked it based on it's cover. Read morePublished on July 29, 2003
If you like the style of McInerney, then I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying the paperback or a used version of this book. Read morePublished on October 24, 2002 by Borden B. Burns