Books Patrick Dewitt Books by Patrick Dewitt Patrick Dewitt has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Patrick Dewitt Summer Reader Poll 2019: Funny Books We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books August 20, 2019 We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud. Review Book Reviews Understated And Over-Frank, 'French Exit' Is Just The Right Amount Of Funny August 29, 2018 Patrick DeWitt's new novel is a sparkling dark comedy about an Upper East Side society matron and her large adult son (and their cat) who take off for Paris to escape financial and social ruin. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews From Dive Bars To Gothic Castles: A Career With The Arc Of A Fairy Tale September 12, 2015 Patrick DeWitt, a former barback, once saw his hopes for a writing career teeter on a trash can's edge. Now an acclaimed author, he's dissecting folk tales in his newest novel, Undermajordomo Minor. From Dive Bars To Gothic Castles: A Career With The Arc Of A Fairy Tale Listen · 5:43 5:43 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/439727434/439727435" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews A Fable's Foibles: In Gilded Language, This Folk Tale Gets To The Point September 12, 2015 Author Patrick DeWitt knows well how to mine delight from despair. But his distinctive dark humor gathers a few rays of light in Undermajordomo Minor -- a scrambled folk tale that keeps a quick pace.