Jeffrey Eugenides Punched On New Jersey Train


In what makes for one of the kookier Page Six items of recent days, it appears that The Virgin Suicides author Jeffrey Eugenides got into a physical altercation last week with a “drunken lout allegedly obsessed with his own genitalia” on the train in New Jersey. Eugenides surprised people by showing up at a Paris Review party for his upcoming novel The Marriage Plot with a black eye on Thursday. Earlier in the week, he’d taken the train home from Manhattan one night and two drunk guys were talking about their penises, or something, and a woman asked them to stop. Eugenides intervened and one of the guys punched him in the face. Later he had a photo shoot for Vanity Fair, black eye and all; the trick is to pull an Amy Sedaris and just own it.

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