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The Ask

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Lipsyte on the Read Roll ShowLipsyte on the Read Roll Show

In which the author suddenly loves the UK, gets married, and drinks instant coffee. Two redemptive minutes for anyone whose work has been repeatedly rejected by publishers.

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Lipsyte on the Read Roll Show

Lipsyte’s first novel. The author losing his mother, and making fiction. (Backyard flowers, birds.)

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Lipsyte on the Read Roll Show

Do fans of Home Land find what they’re looking for in The Ask? Sam Lipsyte compares the novels (one aspect of them, anyway) and ponders a common female response to Lewis “Teabag” Miner.

Duration: 1:27Watch Video
Cooking the Books with Emily Gould

Sam Lipsyte and Ceridwen Morris Make Momofuku Pork Buns

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In Studio: Sam Lipsyte reads The Ask

The Ask is a burst of genius by a young American master who has already demonstrated that the truly provocative and important fictions are often the funniest ones.

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Harper's Magazine Presents Love: A Rebuke

Sam Lipsyte reads THE ASK at HousingWorks Bookstore in New York City.

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Sam Lipsyte at the FSG Reading Series

Novelist Sam Lipsyte reads from The Ask at the Russian Samovar as a part of the FSG Reading Series.

Duration: 1:59Watch Video