For research for something I am writing cc: @bjnovak
  1. Bright Lights, Big City
    Jay McInerney
  2. Aura
    Carlos Fuentes
  3. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
    Mohsin Hamid
  4. A Prayer For the Dying
    Stewart O'Nan
  5. Buffalo Soldiers
    Robert O'Connor
  6. The Fall
    Albert Camus
  7. All the Truth That's in Me
    Julie Berry
    Suggested by @shantaroo
  8. Not a novel but Katherine Heiney's awesome book of short stories contains some excellent second person
    Suggested by @lenadunham
  9. Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
    Tom Robbins
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  10. And Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris
    Suggested by @videodrew
  11. Sous Chef
    Awesome memoir by Michael Gibney
    Suggested by @briannedeborah