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Creative Types and Other Stories

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Creative Types and Other Stories

From the best-selling coauthor of THE DISASTER ARTIST, a new collection of stories that range from laugh-out-loud funny to disturbingly dark --- unflinching portraits of women and men struggling to bridge the gap between art and life
A young and ingratiating assistant to a movie star makes a blunder that puts his boss and a major studio at grave risk. A long-married couple hires an escort for a threesome in order to rejuvenate their relationship. An assistant at a prestigious literary journal reconnects with a middle school frenemy and finds that his carefully constructed world of refinement cannot protect him from his past. A Bush administration lawyer wakes up on an abandoned airplane, trapped in a nightmare of his own making.
In these and other stories, Tom Bissell vividly renders the complex worlds of characters on the brink of artistic and personal crises --- writers, video-game developers, actors, and other creative types who see things slightly differently from the rest of us. With its surreal, poignant, and sometimes squirm-inducing stories, CREATIVE TYPES is a brilliant new offering from one the most versatile and talented writers working in America today.

Creative Types and Other Stories
by Tom Bissell

  • Publication Date: December 14, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN-10: 152474915X
  • ISBN-13: 9781524749156