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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The Gift of Therapy Irvin Yalom. So we see the bold and violent Fante, but not the solipsistic romantic, the sex-fearing lover, the God-fearing sinner. Ask the Dust was released but floundered without promotion and Stackpole Sons eventually went bust. I’ll go put some quarters in my meter. Unless ‘unphased’ has now been officially christened as a real word by the linguistic powers-that-be.

The result is raw, dry, and almost pathologically afraid of pretension. The longer we stayed on the phone the closer I was to being offered a job. Dan Fante is an intense writer that pulls no punches when he takes the reader down into the underbelly world that he describes. What’s with all the open quotation marks in this book that were never properly closed? Jul 18, Roberto Condado conde rated it it was amazing.


Chump Change : Dan Fante :

I quit because I became aware that they were recording all our phone calls. He had been a heavy social drinker with his gay buddies when we had worked together. I’ll pay the ticket.

That doesn’t make ’em right or wrong. But it’s an engaging ride. The book follows the exploits of Bruno Dante. And knowing that he has an autobiographical basis means that author Dan Fante is really putting himself out there.

Less those few items this could have easily been a 70’s or 80’s era story. You know, un-calculated old silver dollars and Buffalo nickels ‘n’ shit. To view it, click here.

Dan Fante, Confronting His Demons On The Page

To quiz myself on my bogus work history I un-clamped the envelope and took a last look at my resume. Much like his father, author John Fante, he views life in an unsparing way. He knew I’d been drinking. Before leaving, I stuffed the check into my pants pocket then tossed my headset on to his desk. Jan 26, James courneya rated it really liked it. How strange to read this drunken recap of his father’s death and the crazy driving around Los Angeles, both north and south, east and west. But his major achievement, Ask the Dust, sells a couple of thousand copies and goes out of print fast.


Times to the employment section. The company now operated ten new stretch limos and another half dozen town cars out of a three-story Midtown New York garage. Bruno Dante lives a decaying life, of late night drunken ventures, underage addicted hookers, strangers in porn movies.

Chump Change by Dan Fante

If you’ve ready John Fante, you’ll recognize the style. I assumed that was still the case. After the publication of Until the Fat Lady Sings was postponed indefinitely I decided that I needed a change from the telemarketing industry. 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 cuhmp.

So I tore open my pay envelope to verify the amount: So what if I couldn’t pay my rent. He shook my hand, flashed me his cyange grin, then flopped his long body into the booth. Sep 22, Brian rated it it was ok.