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Novelist Jay McInerney

McInerney's first novel -- Bright Lights, Big City -- delved deep into the drug-fueled world of the New York City club scene. His revisits Manhattan's nightlife in his new book, Story of My Life, about an aspiring actress. A movie version of Bright Lights, Big City, starring Michael J. Fox, was released this year.


Other segments from the episode on September 19, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 19, 1988: Interview with Jay McInerney; Review of Bert Wilson and Rebirth's album "The Next Rebirth"; Interview with John Beard; Review of "USA Today: The…


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