Gray's Anatomy

Gray s Anatomy In middle age Spalding Gray has entered the Bermuda Triangle of Health that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways His immediate problem is an eye complaint that c

  • Title: Gray's Anatomy
  • Author: Spalding Gray
  • ISBN: 9780679751786
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • In middle age Spalding Gray has entered the Bermuda Triangle of Health, that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could be corrected with minor surgery But for the high priest of high anxiety, nothing is ever minor And so Gray embarks on a crazed crusade for wellness that takes him frIn middle age Spalding Gray has entered the Bermuda Triangle of Health, that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could be corrected with minor surgery But for the high priest of high anxiety, nothing is ever minor And so Gray embarks on a crazed crusade for wellness that takes him from a Native American sweat lodge to a dictatorial nutritionist and, finally, to a gory session with the Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons in the Far East.Exquisitely timed, unfettered in its intelligence, and funny enough to push readers to the brink of cardiac arrest, Gray s Anatomy is a surreal tour de force of body and soul.

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      Spalding Gray was an American actor, screenwriter, performance artist, and playwright.

    139 thoughts on “Gray's Anatomy

    • Do You Remember Where You Were the Day You Heard Spalding Gray Jumped Off a Bridge to His Death and Other Conversation StartersAt eighty pages, you can read this book while letting simmer and stew one of those autumn soups you re yearning for on a cold and wet November afternoon And what a joy it is, too, this book Shot through with generous humor and heart, Gray takes you on a journey from doctor s office to shaman s sweatlodge and beyond as he tries to repair his eye gone funky You ll smile, y [...]


    • Not sure I ll finish this I loved Spalding Gray, the individual In this book, however, his neurotic concern for his health seems like a forerunner of his suicide I am getting old and don t want to relate that way I have done than my share of sweat lodges and energy healers Yea, maybe I will finish this book.


    • I don t agree with others who see Gray s Anatomy as an awkward articulation of his personal neuroses This monologue is specifically about his eye, its degenerative condition and all the ways Gray investigates to remedy the condition ranging from dodging a heart attack an Indian sweat lodge ceremony to visiting a Taiwanese psychic healer who specializes in pulling tumors the size of meatballs out of Japanese patients with his bare fingers From start to finish there is no rest with Gray trying wha [...]


    • The WASP s Woody Allen Gray is always worth a read, although, to be frank it is a poor substitute for seeing him live Alas, after his suicide in 2004, that s much harder to do Still s a good subway readkes you feel okay with your own personal neuroses.


    • Gray s anatomy pokes fun of being a Middle aged adult One day, Gray discovers, much to his horror, that when he closes his right eye and looks only through his left, everything appears blurry and distorted After procrastinating for a year, he talks to some eye doctors, who diagnose his problem as a macular pucker, a condition where some of the middle of the eye dissolves or leaks out, causing the macula, which is at the center of the eye, and is responsible for all detail in sight, to pucker up [...]


    • Spalding Gray s anxious, panicky style of writing does make me feel much better about my own neurotic tendencies I am constantly telling myself Seriously You re worried this much about that , but fuck can it wear me out It s a good thing this was only 80 pages long or I might have started to share in his frequent panic attacks.


    • Anything Spalding is a treat He weaves his own neurosis into his life experiences with wit as dry as the Gobi It seems the only way for him to have survived as long as he did Let it out His monologues are equally tasty if you want to rent one He will be missed.


    • Very quick readobably my favorite Gray monologue after Sex and Death He seems a little human and a little less pretentious and in crowdesque always his primary weakness in Gray s Anatomy Would work well on a planeyou can knock it out in a couple of hours.


    • It was okay, enjoyable A lot of the humour just wasn t my thing I didn t love the writing, it was a little amateur and manic Overall it was enjoyable but not something I would likely read again.


    • Cody and I saw him perform this monologue at the Dennis Playhouse I loved it, loved him, and I still feel awful that he s gone.



    • Spalding Gray is neurotic a la Woody Allen, and while his prose is sometimes lacking, he is an engaging storyteller It s a perfect subway read.


    • Perhaps Spald s tour de force of monologues Does he or doesn t he get corrective eye surgery His adventures to that end read like a through the looking glass of hell His pain, my pleasure.


    • The eccentric, hypochondriacal monologuist seeks a cure for his detached retina in faith healers and other weirdos.



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