The most alarming and remarkable thing about Nick Tosches’ latest novel, ME AND THE DEVIL, is that the protagonist --- an aging New York City writer named Nick --- may be an autobiographical version of himself.
The Nick Tosches of the novel is an over-the-hill writer with strong appetites. He is reminiscent of other old school writers of “new fiction” that drink hard and play harder. They almost always pour their lives and souls into their works but at the risk of coming across as self-absorbed and overindulgent.
"With ME AND THE DEVIL, Nick Tosches has pulled out all the stops in th