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Jay McInerney is the author of four books, including the 1984 semi-autobiographical novel, Bright Lights, Big City. Michael Lionstar/Knopf hide caption

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Beyond 'Bright Lights': Jay McInerney Reveals The Trials Of A 'Perfect Couple'

McInerney became famous in the 1980s for his semi-autobiographical novel about a hard-partying young man in Manhattan. His new book, Bright, Precious Days, probes the challenges of a lasting marriage.

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Beyond 'Bright Lights': Jay McInerney Reveals The Trials Of A 'Perfect Couple'

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