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Tama Janowitz (born 1957 San Francisco, California) is an American novelist and a short story writer. She is often referenced as one of the main "brat pack" authors, along with Bret Easton Ellis, Mark Lindquist and Jay McInerney.

Her parents, a psychiatrist father, Julian Janowitz, and literature professor mother, Phyllis Janowitz, divorced when she was ten. She grew up with her mother ... more »

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  • I was like a social worker for lepers. My clients had a chunk of their body they wanted to give away; for a price I was there to receive it. Crimes, sins, nightmares, hunks of hair: it was surprising ...
    Tama Janowitz (b. 1957), U.S. author. "Modern Saint 271," Slaves of New York (1986).
  • ''Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.''
    Tama Janowitz (b. 1957), U.S. author. "Modern Saint 271," Slaves of New York (1986).
  • ''With publicity comes humiliation.''
    Tama Janowitz (b. 1957), U.S. author. Quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, September 8, 1992).
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