Thursday, June 19, 2008

06/19/08 Recent Reading

The Library Police will be glad to see I've returned these two books today.

Queen of the Oddballs by Hillary Carlip

This is a hugely funny book that I had wanted to do some justice to with some excerpts. But no time. Sorry, Hillary! She's led an amazing life. You know that one person who's always telling you the most outrageous stories? They seem unbelievable but are always confirmed by others? She's that person. If you want to laugh out loud -- literally! -- grab this one.

Here's one of the outrageous things Hillary's done in her life:

Gong Show Juggler Hillary Carlip

-- and yes, she writes about it in her book! She made Gong Show history that night!

Piccirilli gets way with the most outrageous lines in his writing. I would have liked to have been watching him when he wrote this one:
He waited for salvation from a woman who'd been knocked down by a steak.

He must have hooted!

Look what I found on YouTube:

Book Trailer for Tom Piccirilli's THE MIDNIGHT ROAD

Having read the book, I can state the trailer is accurate -- but awful! That wouldn't have encouraged me to read it at all. Don't let it dissuade you. Piccirilli's damned good.

Previously here:

Hillary Carlip’s New Book Gets Press!
Her Dinner With Phyllis Diller
Reading: Recently -- Tom Piccirilli

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