Happy Mutant Baby Pills
Who wrote it?
Jerry Stahl, best known for drug addiction memoir, Permanent Midnight, which was turned into a film starring Ben Stiller.
Plot in a Box:
A corporate hack slash junkie stumbles his way through the dull wave of the directionless malaise that is the 2010's.
Invent a new title for this book:
HEROIN! …. Wait, What Was I Talking About?
Read this if you liked:
Syrup By Max Barry, Choke By Chuck Palahniuk, Chump Change By Dan Fante
Meet the book’s lead:
Lloyd, former MFA day dreamer turned corporate hack who is in massive denial regarding his crippling addiction to the big H.
Said lead would be portrayed in a movie by:
Here's my problem with most Jerry Stahl novels: I always picture the lead as Jerry Stahl. So, I'm going to say, instead, Matthew McConaughey at his Dallas Buyers Club weight.
Setting: Would you want to live there?
Happy Mutant Baby Pills is, in part, a road novel, but huge chunks of it take place in shithole Los Angeles, so, no.
What Was Your Favorite Sentence?
'You're right,' I replied, and recited another slogan I would never sell. 'Prius. On the right side of history, on the wrong side of cool.'