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Sam Lipsyte:The Fun Parts

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bw130411book.jpgThe brazen, satirical stories in Sam Lipsyte's The Fun Parts (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), incite reactions that run the gamut from anger to outrage to sheer hilarity. Lipsyte talks about being a "potty mouth" (as one reader once accused him), making poetry out of vile, and how language is reflecting the shifting landscape of contemporary life.

Read an excerpt from The Fun Parts.

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