Lad Lit: Books from a Male Perspective

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How I Paid for College: a novel of sex, theft, friendship & musical theater
Marc Acito

 

When his father refuses to pay for his Julliard education, Edward Zanni enlists his friends in a plan to steal the tuition money from him.

 

Girlfriend 44
Mark Barrowcliffe

 

Insistent on finding a beautiful, intelligent woman who is accepting of his infidelity, Harry goes from one girlfriend to the next in search of perfection.

 

Popcorn
Ben Elton

 

While at the peak of his career in Hollywood, a hot, young director is murdered, ironically, while making stylish movies about killers.

 

Dinner for Two
Mike Gayle

 

Dave Harding realizes he wants to be a father and is brought face to face with potential fatherhood as he accepts a job at Teen Scene magazine.

 

High Fidelity
Nick Hornby

 

A record store owner and music junkie contemplates life, relationships, and love along with his two op employees.

 

Bright Lights, Big City: a novel
Jay McInerney

 

Drugs, alienation, and his mother’s death consume a young man in New York City.

 

The Pleasure of My Company: a novella
Steve Martin

 

Daniel rediscovers the outside world with the help of Clarissa and Tepy after living a detached existence filling out contest applications and counting ceiling tiles.

The Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Mil Millington

 

Pel’s normal life with girlfriend, Ursula, is altered when his boss disappears and he becomes involved in stolen money, missing colleagues, and the Chinese mob.

 

Man and Boy
Tony Parsons

 

When his wife leaves him, forcing him to adjust to raising their son alone, Harry Silver’s life crumbles before his impending thirtieth birthday.

 

Joe College
Tom Perrotta

 

Danny copes with his complicated love life and a battle with a gang while spending his summer vacation working in his father’s lunch wagon.