I read this novel after picking up THE LOSERS' CLUB by Richard Perez. Both novels take place in New York City's East Village, although a decade apart: LC in the 90s, FU in the 80s. Why does this novel work for me? Simple: despite being published by MTV, it very non-mainstream, meaning unpredictable and to some extent 'unpolished,' even 'unliterary.' It simply unfolds in a very unconventional way. I read a lot of books and believe me there's not a whole lot of humor and goofiness in 'literary' novels. I just enjoyed being able to lean back and read a book that was fun! So, yes, I recommend it! Originally this was a self-published novel that took on a life of its own, and was later picked up by MTV. I appreciate the offbeat quality it has. It also lacks the pretension of a lot of 'downtown' writing which is frankly quite dull, dreary, humorless and self-important. This book is simply a goofy romp! Heck, try it out! Laugh a little!