National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A "New York Times" Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year --"Austin American-Statesman
Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet"
In "The Ecstasy of Influence," the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces--essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism--which also doubles as a novelist's manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. The result is an insightful, charming, and entertaining grab bag that covers everything from great novels to old films to graffiti to cyberculture.