SOCIAL DISEASE (KING PENGUIN)

 
9780140097610: SOCIAL DISEASE (KING PENGUIN)

In this comic novel by one of America's funniest writers, "the travails of (the) protagonist, a trust-funded trendoid named Guy, his ditzy clubland bride Venice, and their transvestite housekeeper, Licky Barnes, are very perky indeed. . . . "Social Disease" . . . is really about the three major issues of our time: sex, hair, and the telephone" (Paul Rudnick, "New York Magazine").

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Paul Rudnick, famous for Hollywood hits such as Addams Family Values and Jeffrey first found fame as a novelist. Social Disease, his 1986 comic masterpiece, has just been reissued and is as funny as it was a decade ago. Setting his book at the height of pre-AIDS Manhattan club life, Rudnick lampoons not only disco madness and Studio 54, but also the megalomania engendered by an out-of-control celebrity culture that promotes style over substance, money over morals. Like Evelyn Waugh 's lacerating Vile Bodies, Rudnick's Social Disease is a satire that defines our times even as it deflates our sense of self importance.

From Publishers Weekly:

A doorman at the fashionable Club de, Guy Huber is mistakenly thought to have kidnapped the fun-loving wives of a rich sheik, after which he ends up in a resort-like prison. PW praised Rudnick's "gifted eye" and "smooth, sentient style" but noted that this first novel is "light and insubstantial."
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