If you are like me an into celeb gossip then you probably know who Michael Musto is. For on the Left, Knife in the Back is his 4th book and it is a compilation of some of his columns as well as some original essays as well. I just love Michael’s humor and writing style – it is quick to read and easy to follow. Some of the columns are interviews with people like Paris Hilton or Sarah Silverman. One of his essays (and the one that stuck out to me the most, I’m not sure why!) is about a trip to the Hamptons on a Jitney and the people that he interacted with and observed on the trip. And of course the book is full of tons of talk about celebs – which is probably the best part.
If you’re a Musto fan or pop culture fan or just are looking for something funny to read this summer – look no further than Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back 🙂
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About the Book
For over a quarter of a century, Michael Musto entertained the country with his column “La Dolce Musto” in the Village Voice; fabulous, funny, and flippant, this collection is an insider’s guide to the glittering highs and desperate lows of New York City’s more colorful residents
Hailed by the New York Times as “the city’s most punny, raunchy, and self-referential gossip columnist,” Michael Musto doled out wit and wisdom in his weekly Village Voice column for twenty-nine years. This waggish and wise book contains highlights from his published pieces as well as several original essays.
With his trademark slashing humor, Musto weighs in on everything from celebrities in need of counseling to cheap thrill–seeking and why weirdos are his heroes. No one is spared, including the self-proclaimed “King of Gossip” himself. His interviews and profiles of Paris Hilton, Sandra Bernhard, Crispin Glover, Kiki and Herb, Sarah Silverman, and other fringe celebrities are priceless, made all the more vivid by Musto’s extraordinary access. Catty, titillating, and endlessly enthralling, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back is a feast for the senses—a must-have book for Musto devotees and fans of popular culture.
This ebook features an introduction by the author.