Dizzyingly brilliant and raucously funny, GONE WITH THE MIND is the story of Mark Leyner's life, told as only Mark Leyner can. In this utterly unconventional vel, Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark's mother and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of this book takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has bounds. Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner's story--with its bold, experimental structure--is a moving work of genius.
Mark Leyner is the author of the novels The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, Et Tu, Babe, and The Tetherballs of Bougainville. His nonfiction includes the #1 New York Times bestseller, Why Do Men Have Nipples? He cowrote the movie War, Inc. and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.