Gray's anatomy

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Vintage Books, 1993 - Drama - 80 pages
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In middle age Spalding Gray has entered "the Bermuda Triangle of Health," that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways. His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could be corrected with minor surgery. But for the high priest of high anxiety, nothing is ever minor. And so Gray embarks on a crazed crusade for wellness that takes him from a Native American sweat lodge to a dictatorial nutritionist and, finally, to a gory session with the "Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons" in the Far East.

Exquisitely timed, unfettered in its intelligence, and funny enough to push readers to the brink of cardiac arrest, Gray's Anatomy is a surreal tour de force of body and soul.

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Spalding Gray's anxious, panicky style of writing does make me feel much better about my own neurotic tendencies (I am constantly telling myself "Seriously? You're worried this much about *that ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Spalding Gray was the author of numerous solo pieces including Monster in a Box; It's a Slippery Slope; Morning, Noon and Night, and Sex and Death to the Age of 14 and other pieces. He leaves behind a wife, two children of his own and a stepdaughter. He will be sorely missed.

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