Bret Easton Ellis Biography

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While still an undergraduate at Bennington College in Vermont, Ellis published his best-selling novel Less Than Zero. His books have endured literary criticism ranging from "infantile and sophomoric" to the "voice of a new generation."

Much like Clay, his protagonist, Ellis is the product of a well-to-do family from the hills above Los Angeles. Like Clay, he has two sisters, but he is quick to point out that his novels are not autobiographical. "It's sort of a hassle, all these assumptions that we're one and the same: The reaction is sort of insulting. But sometimes I take it as a compliment--that people were so persuaded by that voice that they thought it had to be real."1

Ellis' childhood was by his own account fairly benign. Born March 7, 1964, he grew up in Southern California where his father was in real estate and his mother was a housewife. His...

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