The interesting thing about something in the back of your mind is that it can travel pretty far back in your mind.

-Mark Leyner
Mark Leyner

As far as what I do, my value as a writer is certainly not to try to recapitulate a 19th century form. Certain styles of narrative don't conform to my style of experiencing the world.

Mark Leyner
I think to simply make fun of something isn't particularly interesting. I try to not just do a parody of something or belittle something or disparage something.
Mark Leyner

My work generally tends to be an all-out, 360-degree subversive take on everything, most of all my own notion of myself as a son, father, husband, human being and male in this culture.

Mark Leyner
I'm fascinated with video games, though I can't really play them. It's definitely an art form that intrigues me to no end, though.
Mark Leyner

It's in great joy that we grasp truth.

Mark Leyner
The interesting thing about something in the back of your mind is that it can travel pretty far back in your mind.
Mark Leyner

My relationship with my readers is somewhat theatrical. One of the main things I try to do in my work is delight my readers.

Mark Leyner
I guess I can picture things once they're done - I just can't picture actually doing them.
Mark Leyner

People tend to know so little about their bodies as compared to their cars or their laptops, ... When I worked in a pharmacy in Washington, D.C., people would ask me medical questions all the time. I was just a 22-year-old cashier at Rite Aid.

Mark Leyner
Yo! You’re my dope dealer not my thesis adviser. If I wanted your opinion about my dissertation, I’d have asked for it, Motherfucker!