What Do I Read Next?
American Buffalo, Mamet's 1975 play about three low-life men plotting to steal a rare coin, gives another slant on Mamet's view of American business.
Speed-the-Plow is Mamet's 1987 "Hollywood play" produced in New York with Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, and Madonna.
Oleanna, Mamet's 1992 play, deals with teaching and the power of "political correctness" to utterly destroy a college professor.
The Death of a Salesman is Arthur Miller's 1947 classic play about a salesman and distorted values in America.
Writing in Restaurants, a book of essays by Mamet, gives a good look at his philosophy of writing and his view of contemporary America.
A Whore's Profession, 1996, is Mamet's most recent book of essays about working as a writer.
The entry on David Mamet by Patricia Lewis and Terry Browne in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, published in 1981 by Gale, gives a good overview of Mamet's early works.