Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: For six years, California native and author Cris Cohen entertained readers in and around Southern California with his wry and often hilarious takes on any number of everyday subjects. His humor columns ran in several newspapers. Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane is a compilation of his funniest columns from those days and the best new ones from his blog he has been writing since he and his family moved to Cary, NC, in 2008 - where he finally lives in a neighborhood in which no one has written a screenplay.
Topics in the book range from weight loss (after his gut moved from "out of shape" to "second trimester") and the weather ("I've eaten Jell-O molds that were less dense than the air out here"), to rustic restaurants ("which usually means you shouldn't go there unarmed") and his wife's pregnancy ("While ultrasounds might be precise, there is a lot that they miss, like the ability to make your child look human.").
The book's sarcastic title, "Staying Crazy to Keep From Going Insane," bespeaks its wide-ranging topics. It's also a phrase that the author, who claims he took up writing because he couldn't afford mental health care, has used many times over the years when someone asks him, "How's it going?"
The book features a quirky cover illustration (a goldfish wearing a shark fin hat) by Raleigh, NC, artist Darla Yancho and an interior illustration that resulted from a contest he ran on the book's website stayingcrazy.com.
Endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning humor author Dave Barry, New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich, and PEN/Faulkner winning novelist T.C. Boyle, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane is laugh-out-loud funny. But its purpose is earnest: Proceeds will go to the Miracle League of the Triangle, the local franchise of a baseball league for kids with special needs. One of those kids is author Cris Cohen's son, Max.
About the Author: Cris was born in Buffalo, NY, which even people from Siberia describe as "freakin' cold". At the age of one, Cris and his parents moved to a suburb of Los Angeles, a city filled with actors and actresses, most of them taking your order at IHOP. Several years later, Cris attended and surprisingly graduated from the University of Southern California. He then fulfilled his parents' dreams by throwing away his education and working as a DJ in rock radio in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. In 1994 the station where he was working was sold without notice to a Spanish language station (true). Since his fluency in Spanish was limited to the line "Do you speak English?", Cris chose to move on and take up serious work. He started writing his humor column for a collection of California newspapers. Cris eventually married one of his editors, simultaneously demonstrating his dedication to journalism and his wife's lack of taste. Not wanting to spend his days just staring at a desktop computer, he then moved on to the tech world and Silicon Valley, where he spent his days staring at a laptop computer. Although they had made good friends in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michele and Cris wanted to live in a place where the houses cost less than the average nuclear submarine. So in 2008 they moved to North Carolina, where the state flower is an arrangement of pulled pork and hushpuppies.
Título: Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane
Editorial: Tyrannosaurus Max Press, LLC
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Tyrannosaurus Max Press, LLC, 2011. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87462914
Descripción Tyrannosaurus Max Press, LLC, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Daryl Stephenson; Michelle Zerzanek; Marilyn Berg Cooper Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0983769001