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Adam Mansbach's Rage Is Back

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Adam Mansbach, author of the bestselling Go the F*ck to Sleep, talks about his new novel, Rage Is Back, a tale of revenge, redemption, and the golden era of subway graffiti.

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Adam Mansbach

Comments [8]

Noach

No one noted the irony in how the phrase in the title could be so aptly directed at the author himself?

Jan. 17 2013 12:29 AM
Noach from Brooklyn

art525 wrote,
"It's painful listening to him trying to talklike a rapper. So arch, so forced, so self conscious, so contrived."

Like a fingernail scratching a blackboard (to use what may be a cliche`).

I had to turn it off.

Incredible.

And, as if the segment weren't bad enough itself, it's being rebroadcast now for some reason, instead of the actual first hour.

Jan. 17 2013 12:23 AM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

I just imagined meeting him at a party, where he's severely stoned, and he's shoveling his usual wack talking points alternating with really bad rapping, sounding like a wanna-be MC, and I'm feeling so embarrassed for him that all I can do is nod and look away.

Jan. 16 2013 01:27 PM
art525 from Park Slope

It's worse than I anticipaed. It's painful listening to him trying to talklike a rapper. So arch, so forced, so self conscious, so contrived.

Jan. 16 2013 01:24 PM
RollingThunderWriters from Staten Island

This author is what a graf artist would call a "toy"

Jan. 16 2013 01:23 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Every word that drops out of this philistine's mouth makes me cringe. He obviously has the best weed dealer in Park Slope.

Jan. 16 2013 01:20 PM
art525 from Park Slope

You get these hipster Park Slope parents who want to distance themselves from and find themselves cooler than their suburban peers driving around in those minivans and who want desperately to believe they are still the bohemians they once convinced themselves they were. So they park their strollers outside the bar and hang out with their toddlers in tow. A kid's book called "Go The F*uck To Sleep panders brilliantly to these wannabes.

Jan. 16 2013 12:43 PM
art525 from Park Slope

A hipster trying desperately hard to be cool. How novel a novel.

Jan. 16 2013 12:36 PM

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