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Leonard Michaels (January 2, 1933 - May 10, 2003) was an American writer of short stories, novels, and essays. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents; his father was born in Poland. He went to college and earned his B.A. from New York University and went on to acquire an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan, before spending most of his adult life in Berkeley, California.

Going Places, his first book of short stories, made his reputation as one of the most brilliant of that era's fiction writers; the stories are urban, funny, and written in a private, hectic diction that gives them a remarkable edge. The follow-up, coming six years later (Michaels was perhaps not prolific enough to build a widely popular career), was I Would Have Saved Them If I Could, a collection as strong as the first.

The Men's Club, Michaels' first novel, is a story-like, relatively short comedic work that simultaneously attacks and celebrates the absurdities of men as they gather in a kind of urban support group. In 1986, the novel was made into a popular film, directed by Peter Medak, with the screenplay by Michaels, and starring Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing and Frank Langella.

Sylvia is a fictionalized memoir of Michael's first wife, Sylvia Bloch, who committed suicide.

Michaels was a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

His son Jesse Michaels was the vocalist and primary lyricist in the seminal underground punk rock band Operation Ivy.

Selected Publications   more

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Total Books: 36
A Cat
2018 - A Cat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781947793071
ISBN-10: 1947793071
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

The Nachman Stories
2017 - The Nachman Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781911547075
ISBN-10: 1911547070

The Essays of Leonard Michaels
2010 - The Essays of Leonard Michaels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374532260
ISBN-10: 0374532265
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Men's Club A Novel
2008 - The Men's Club a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374208196
ISBN-10: 0374208190
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Collected Stories
2008 - The Collected Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374531294
ISBN-10: 0374531293
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sylvia A Novel
2007 - Sylvia a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374271077
ISBN-10: 0374271070
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Time out of Mind  The Diaries of Leonard Michaels 1961-1995
2000 - Time Out of Mind the Diaries of Leonard Michaels 1961-1995 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781573228190
ISBN-10: 1573228192
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

To Feel These Things
2000 - To Feel These Things (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562790400
ISBN-10: 1562790404
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

A Girl With a Monkey New and Selected Stories
2000 - A Girl with a Monkey New and Selected Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562791209
ISBN-10: 1562791206
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Cat
1996 - A Cat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781573225663
ISBN-10: 1573225665
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Men's Club An Expanded Edition
1993 - The Men's Club an Expanded Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562790394
ISBN-10: 1562790390
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sylvia A Fictional Memoir
1992 - Sylvia a Fictional Memoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562790295
ISBN-10: 1562790293
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

1991 - Shuffle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224031103
ISBN-10: 0224031104
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The State of the Language 1990s Edition
1991 - The State of the Language 1990s Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571161324
ISBN-10: 0571161324

West of the West Imagining California
1989 - West of the West Imagining California (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780865474031
ISBN-10: 0865474036
Genres: History, Reference

The Men's Club
1986 - The Men's Club (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380581313
ISBN-10: 0380581310
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Men's Club
1983 - Men's Club (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586056516
ISBN-10: 0586056513
Genre: Literature & Fiction

I Would Have Saved Them If I Could
1982 - I Would Have Saved Them If I Could (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374517137
ISBN-10: 0374517134
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1900 - Luna De Miel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788492683529
ISBN-10: 849268352X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Men's Club
The Men's Club (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224029254
ISBN-10: 0224029258
Genre: Literature & Fiction