Episode 199 — Peter Mattei


Peter Mattei is the guest. His new novel, The Deep Whatsis, is now available in the United States from Other Press, and in the UK from The Friday Project.

Kate Christensen raves

With zingy, hilarious glee, Peter Mattei takes a sharp stick and pokes it at many deserving underbellies: the puffery of corporate America; hipsters, yoga dudes, and the general pretentiousness of north Brooklyn; and many more. The Deep Whatsis is a provocative, darkly subversive, deeply satisfying novel.

And Publishers Weekly calls it

[A] morbidly satiric look at corporate culture at the crossroads of art and consumerism…Mattei serves up a rampant critique of haute New York society.

Monologue topics: screenwriting, when comedy is received as tragedy, film school, humiliation

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