Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory interview Mark Leyner in Manhattan. Leyner begins by discussing his forthcoming book My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist. Leyner explains how watching The Beatles inspired him to become a writer. Leyner discusses how he started as a poet and gradually moved into fiction. Leyner discusses the violence in his works. Leyner talks about his relationship to fame as a writer in relation to other post-modernists. Leyner explains the origin of the title My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist. An edited version of the interview appears on pages 219 to 240 of Some Other Frequency: Interviews with Innovative American Authors, ed. Larry McCaffery, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.