The Autograph Man (Paperback)
Vintage Books USA, 9780375703874, 368pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 2003
The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation. Look for her new book Swing Time, coming November 2016.
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Praise For The Autograph Man…
“Intelligent. . . . exquisitely clever. . . . an ironic commentary about fame, mortality, and the triumph of image over reality.” —The Boston Globe
“The same bracing intelligence and salty humor that distinguished her debut. . . . Smith scatters marvelous sentences and sharp insights on nearly every page.” —LA Times
“A lovely surprise. Zadie Smith . . . has come out with a second book that is actually better than its predecessor: its dialog funnier, its language even more plugged in, more wired.” —Esquire
“A preternaturally gifted . . . writer [with] a voice that’s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time.” –The New York Times
“Savvy, witty and exuberant.” –New York Daily News
“Smith is young and smart, and . . . she proves to be an amazingly gifted writer.” –Washington Post Book World
“Smith writes sharp dialogue for every age and race–and she’s funny as hell.” –Newsweek
“[Zadie Smith] possesses a more than ordinary share of talent.” –USA Today
“Absolutely delightful.” –Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
“Smith’s clever, aphoristic observations and snappy dialogue are so delightful they tend to become addictive. . . . [The Autograph Man is] always entertaining.” –Elle