Today, we highlight two of our funniest writers of the Y chromosome persuasion. They make us laugh, cry and sometimes blush. It’s time to pick up their books and let yourself be entertained.
The author of Nouveau Old Formerly Cute, Perry Block is a writer living in Havertown, PA, which is close enough to the Philadelphia Main Line so that he can wrongly brag he lives there. In his lifetime, he has succeeded in virtually every sphere of human endeavor, but failed miserably in the rectangular and triangular ones.
Kindly put your life on hold waiting for the next one.
Book Description: Through a series of often hilarious essays, Perry tries to make sense of it all, aided by a host of real and fictitious characters including Batman, Cupid, the Legendary Jewish Vampire Vlad the Retailer, Richard Nixon, Moses, and more.
This book is fun for Boomers and non-Boomers alike. There are generous doses of parody and satire like “The Metamorphosis, the Musical,” “If Batman had a Jewish Mother,” and “If Albert Camus Wrote Commercials for Colonial Penn Life Insurance,” and a wide variety of stories that feature humorous life situations common to folk of all ages … even millennials!”
Our second gentleman of the week is the oh-so-talented Keith Stewart author of Bernadette Peters Hates Me: Tales of a Delusional Man. His laughter is contagious–even in the written word. This book of essays about his crazy life will keep you laughing and make you want to hug him when you see him in person (that’s not a sexual harassment thing–just a fact.)
Keith Stewart’s strange adventures usually occur near his Appalachian hometown of Hyden, Kentucky, although he can be just as easily found wandering the streets of nearby Lexington at any given moment. Before he shed his corporate identity, he worked as a certified public accountant for a multi-national company. He now enjoys less stressful work with much less pay, blogs at www.astrongmanscupoftea.com, and is as happy as a clam with his husband Andy, and their two dogs, Duke and Dudley. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and been published in several anthologies, Kudzu, and Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel. He is contributor for HumorOutcasts.com and the GoodMedProject.com.
Book Description: When something embarrassing happens to you, what is the first thing you do? Look around to see if anyone else saw you? Not Keith Stewart. Instead, he writes it all down and shares it with the world. Join in on the fun as Keith shares his Hysterical stories that include ripping down gas pumps, fighting with a bird trapped inside a grocery store, and confronting the one and only Bernadette Peters. After reading the hilarious memoir of this klutzy, southern man, you will feel better about your own humiliating moments, and instantly feel like you have gained a new best friend.