Hey, Hey We’re the Manqués!


Martin Amis is Saul Bellow manqué

Spring Awakening is Rent manqué

Alicia Keys is Chaka Khan manquée

Lauren Weisberger is Rona Jaffe manquée

Dave Eggers is David Foster Wallace manqué

Dana Vachon is Jay McInerney manqué

Amy Winehouse is PJ Harvey manquée

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is David Byrne manqué

Jonathan Safran Foer is Nicole Krauss manqué

Feist is Cat Power manqué

Ryan McGinley is Nan Goldin manqué

Harry Connick, Jr. is Frank Sinatra manqué

Iron and Wine is Nick Drake manqué

Karen O is Joan Jett manquée

Ryan Seacrest is Dick Clark manqué

Toni Morrison is William Faulkner manquée

Michael Feinstein is Bobby Short manqué

Rufus Wainwright is Judy Garland manqué

Arcade Fire is U2 manqué

Gwen Stefani is Madonna manquée

Kanye West is P. Diddy manqué

James Wood is V.S. Pritchett manqué

Music Hall of Williamsburg is CBGB manqué

Rihanna is Beyoncé Knowles manquée

Neil LaBute is David Mamet manqué

Keith Gessen (N+1) is Dale Peck manqué

Jay McInerney is not F. Scott Fitzgerald manqué

Nicole Krauss is Jonathan Safran Foer manquée

Michael Chabon/Ayelet Waldman are Calvin Trillin/Alice Trillin manqués


Fabian Basabe is Kenny Jay Lane manqué

Kate Spade is Bonnie Cashin manqué

Paris Hilton is Patty Hearst manquée

Zac Posen is Isaac Mizrahi manqué

Ian Schrager is Ian Schrager manqué

Tony Burch is Diane von Furstenberg manqué

Tinsley Mortimer is Babe Paley manquée

Proenza Schouler is Badgley Mischka manquée


Isiah Thomas is Willis Reed manqué

Eli Manning is Peyton Manning manqué

Jose Reyes is Derek Jeter manqué

Willie Randolph is Joe Torre manqué

Billy Wagner is Mariano Rivera manqué

Citi Field is Ebbets Field manqué

Eric Mangini is Bill Belichick manqué

Tom Coughlin is Bill Parcells manqué

Andy Roddick is Jimmy Connors manqué

John Sterling and Susan Waldman are Phil Rizzuto and Bill White manqués

Bob Costas is Jim McKay manqué

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