Gary Lippman Official
Praised by Laurie Anderson, Tom Robbins, and Lorraine Bracco, WE LOVED THE WORLD BUT COULD NOT STAY is no dry philosophical tome. Offering up psychedelic portraits of time travelers and taxi drivers, a wrestling match between ancient Gods, and the meaning of a mural on the wall of a Miami Beach pizzeria, Lippman deploys a unique artistic sensibility, one that combines Borscht Belt-style one-liners and surreal takes on American pop iconography.
We Loved the World But Could Not Stay Praise
“Leave it to Lippman to set his controls straight for the heart of the star-making machinery in Hollyweird and write a novel in which the hapless protagonist, the world’s number-one Sharon Tate fan, comes face to face with his obsession.”
– LARRY “RATSO” SLOMAN
Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate Praise
About Gary Lippman
Born and raised in New Jersey, Gary Lippman received a law degree from Northwestern University and has worked with New York’s Innocence Project.
Lippman’s play Paradox Lust ran off-off-Broadway for a month in 2001 and his writing has been published in The New York Times, The Paris Review, VICE, Fodors, Upstate Diary, Open City, Sex And Design, and 8 By 8, while his visual art can be seen at apocalippy.com.
Having lived in Illinois, Florida, California, and France, Lippman can now be found in what used to be called “Fun City” with his Hungarian wife Vera and his whenever-he’s-inclined-to-visit adult son Gabriel.