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The Big Hype: A Novel

By Avery Corman

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
A smart and wacky novel about hype and stardom. This media-savvy comic novel is a hilarious look at manufactured celebrity and stardom in our celebrity and stardom-centric culture. A struggling writer sells his soul to the devil show biz. He gives himself over to his friend, a big-time music-business mogul, a modern-day Barnum, who packages him as a celebrity. Through spin doctors and media specialists, the writer becomes a phenomenon, a concert star, and a best-selling author. He gets everything he wants and some things he doesn't. The Big Hype is a delightful fruitcake of a novel that is also serious food for thought.

About the Author

Avery Corman is the author of the memoir, My Old Neighborhood Remembered, and the novels, Kramer vs. Kramer, Oh, God! , The Bust-Out King, The Old Neighborhood, 50, Prized Possessions, The Big Hype, A Perfect Divorce, The Boyfriend from Hell. He has also written nonfiction for many publications, including numerous articles for The New York Times. He lives in Fort Lee, N.J.

EAN: 9781569800614
ISBN: 1569800618
Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
Dimensions: 21 x 13.7 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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