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Mark Leyner (born 1956) is an American postmodernist author.

Leyner employs an intense and unconventional style in his works of fiction. His stories are generally humorous and absurd: In The Tetherballs of Bougainville, Mark's father survives a lethal injection at the hands of the New Jersey penal system, and so is freed but must live the remainder of his life in fear of being executed, at New Jersey's discretion, in any situation and regardless of collateral damage. They frequently incorporate elements of meta-fiction: In the same novel, an adolescent Mark produces a film adaptation of the story of his father's failed execution, although he reads a newspaper review of the movie to the prison's warden, and then dies, before even leaving the prison. At the sentence level, Leyner uses sprawling imagery and an extravagant vocabulary, bordering on prose poetry.

Leyner has also worked as a columnist for Esquire and George magazines, and as a writer for the MTV program Liquid Television. He also co-wrote and voiced a short-lived series of audio fiction called Wiretap.

Leyner was notably critiqued by David Foster Wallace as a form of 'lapidary stand-up comedy' in Wallace's 1993 essay, "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction". Despite this and appearances on David Letterman, Leyner remains a cult figure, though this may change as he switches over to the higher profile world of television development. (He has not written any novels for quite some time, presumably in order to devote more time to this new medium.)

Recently Leyner has collaborated with Dr. Billy Goldberg on three humorous, though fact-based, books on medicine.

He is credited with co-authoring the screenplay of War, Inc.

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Total Books: 37
Gone with the Mind
2016 - Gone with the Mind (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316323277
ISBN-10: 0316323276
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mi primo mi gastroenterlogo
2013 - Mi Primo Mi Gastroenterlogo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788494052934
ISBN-10: 8494052934
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Sugar Frosted Nutsack A Novel
2012 - The Sugar Frosted Nutsack a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316608459
ISBN-10: 0316608459
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Let's Play Doctor The Instant Guide to Walking Talking and Probing Like a Real MD
Why Do Men Have Nipples Page-A-Day Calendar 2008
2007 - Why Do Men Have Nipples Page-a-day Calendar 2008 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761145813
ISBN-10: 0761145818
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Medicine
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Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour
Why Do Men Have Nipples Page-A-Day Calendar 2007
2006 - Why Do Men Have Nipples Page-a-day Calendar 2007 [Page a Day Calendar] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780761142812
ISBN-10: 0761142819
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Why Do Men Have Nipples Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
Why Do Men Have Nipples Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
Sento odore di Esther Williams
2000 - Sento Odore Di Esther Williams (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788886926706
ISBN-10: 8886926707
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The Tetherballs of Bougainville  A Novel
1998 - The Tetherballs of Bougainville a Novel [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679763499
ISBN-10: 067976349X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

The Tetherballs of Bougainville
1997 - The Tetherballs of Bougainville (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517701010
ISBN-10: 0517701014
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.3/5 Stars.
 4

Tooth Imprints On a Corn Dog
1996 - Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679745211
ISBN-10: 0679745211
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

Tooth Imprints On A Corn Dog
1995 - Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517593844
ISBN-10: 051759384X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.1/5 Stars.
 4

I Smell Esther Williams
1995 - I Smell Esther Williams [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679750451
ISBN-10: 0679750452
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Et Tu Babe
1993 - Et Tu Babe [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679745068
ISBN-10: 0679745068
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 11

My Cousin My Gastroenterologist
1993 - My Cousin My Gastroenterologist (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679745792
ISBN-10: 0679745793
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 6

I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories
1983 - I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780914590767
ISBN-10: 0914590766
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories
1983 - I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780914590774
ISBN-10: 0914590774
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Why Do Men Have Nipples
Why Do Men Have Nipples (Other)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307337047
ISBN-10: 0307337049
Genres: Reference, Medical Books
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Why Do Men Have Nipples
Why Do Men Have Nipples (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780752879697
ISBN-10: 0752879693
Genres: Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment, Medicine
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