Books

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The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
2000

Pollack’s 1st book of satirical essays introduced readers to The Greatest Living American Writer, contemporary of a generation of authors like Gore Vidal & Norman Mailer. A surprise indie hit, this book remains a cult favorite.

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Beneath The Axis of Evil
2002

The Greatest Living American Writer goes to war in this book of essays satirizing the early days of the War On Terror and The Second Gulf War. Adapted from Pollack’s popular columns in Vanity Fair and The New York Press.

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Never Mind The Pollacks
2003

An epic novelistic satire of rock history, told from the points of view of sleazy dueling music critics. Featuring many questionable song lyrics and cameos from the legends of rock and roll.

 
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Chicago Noir
2010

Pollack edited this early edition in Akashic Books' successful city "noir" series. Includes story from some of Chicago's top writers, and one from Pollack himself.

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Alternadad
2007

Pollack’s best-selling work, a fatherhood memoir about a grumpy hipster who refuses to grow up in the face of a new baby and family responsibilities.

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Stretch
2010

Pollack’s 2nd memoir is about a fat, underemployed stoner who discovers yoga & gradually becomes 10% nicer. A gentle satire of the pretentious California yoga scene and a tale of unlikely spiritual awakening.

 
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Jewball
2011

In 2011, Pollack switched it up again and published a novel of tough-guy Jewish pride, a crime thriller set in the exciting, and very real, world of Jewish basketball in 1930’s Philadelphia. This book re-established Pollack as a fiction writer starting a streak of five novels in five years.

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Downward Facing Death
2012

Pollack introduces Matt Bolster, yoga detective, in this first of a mystery series set in L.A.’s yoga scene. When an Indian guru turns up brutally murdered, former L.A. homicide detective turned yoga teacher Bolster is called to the scene and gets drawn into a web of death.

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Open Your Heart
2013

Matt Bolster returns and finds himself in the middle of mayhem and misery at a mountain yoga retreat.

Only Bolster can get to the bottom of this strange yoga murder cult.

 
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Repeat
2015

A sweet romantic comedy about a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who finds himself trapped in an infinite time loop, repeating the first 40 years of his life over and over again.

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Keep Mars Weird
2016

A space satire, set 500 years in the future, about a rapacious real-estate corporation and its plans to gentrify the Red Planet.

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Not Coming Soon To A Theater Near You

2016

Could also be called: Alternadad: The Hollywood Years. After Pollack's book Alternadad got optioned by Warner Brothers Pictures, Pollack moved in L.A. to pursue his fortune. This short sequel tells the story of the disaster that followed.