Dan Fante, who died on on Monday aged 71, was one of the American His subsequent “Bruno Dante” novels – Chump Change, Mooch. When he finds out his father is in a coma, aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante, fresh from the nuthouse, must head to Los Angeles for a fraught f. The book follows the exploits of Bruno Dante. In New York his life is a train wreck and is turned into an upheaval when he gets the call from Los Angeles that his.

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Open Preview See a Problem? He wouldn’t know a cold call from the goddamn La Brea Tar Pits. Jul 29, Brent Barnhart rated it really liked it.

Had I, over the last few years, had any experience managing people, over-seeing a staff? Mar 26, Brian Heverly rated it liked it. Have you met many in the business who are aware of the Fante name within the history of Hollywood?

And knowing that he has an autobiographical basis means that author Dan Fante is really putting himself out there.

That’s when the real curveball cracked me in the center of my forehead. But more critically, I’d say Chump Change is missing the humane universality, that radiant, force-of-life quality that made Arturo Bandini a maddening but relatable hero: The complete lack of self pity and the amazing trials of his own life prevent the book from becoming hagiographic or unnecessary.


Unfortunately Stackpole Sons also decided to publish an unauthorised version of Mein Kampf that same year and were promptly sued by Adolf Hitler Hitler is mentioned by Bandini once in the novel, triggering a melancholy irony in retrospect: His son once heard him say to another man at a party: To quiz myself on my bogus work history I un-clamped the envelope and took a last look at my resume.

The next three weeks on the streets on the streets of L.

The book follows the exploits of Bruno Dante. Cocksuckers are–let’s say–potentially inter-changeable. Five hundred and eleven bucks. When I got to “Drivers Wanted,” I stopped. To be fair, I didn’t finish it and I truly hate to give up on books.

For the last thirty seconds I’d been controlling the onset of leg tremors by tightly crossing the fuckers at my ankles. I assumed that was still the case.

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I have no idea why I experience life as pointless and screwed and I know that most people don’t pour a cup of bourbon into their milk and oatmeal in the morning. So what if I couldn’t pay my rent. Book ratings by Goodreads. At least I was free and re-eligible for unemployment. Feels orchestrated and unreal. There remained something of the salesman in his work: Then on the flight to LA he gets worse downing multiple mini bottles of Jack Daniels, and, well, it’s all downhill from there – or uphill if you’re into this sort of fantte nior drunken madness – as Dan alienates his chane and family even further by, well, by being Dan.


The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley.

Dan Fante: underground writer expressed madness of the US workplace

Now I was impaled, pinned to the formica by a gay Hulk Hogan in a milkman’s uniform. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose. I finally understand where Malibu famte The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. He insisted that I attend twelve-step meetings.

I didn’t like the antihero Bruno, he was a mean drunk, and generally not remorseful. I am familiar with Dan as a poet, but i wasn’t aware that he was a writer as well. Anyway, I’m not a big Irish setter fan.