Category Archives: Humor

Football For Dummies by Howie Long

I’ve been watching football for over 40 years and I still don’t know all the ins and out of the game. I picked up this book to help fill some of those holes. Howie Long has done a good job … Continue reading

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The Stench Of Honolulu by Jack Handey

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure was a good antidote to “My Own Country“. I laughed out loud at every chapter. A tongue-in-cheek take on travel and leisure writing. The narrator goes to Hawaii, but not the Hawaii you’re … Continue reading

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The Red One by Jack London

The Red One: Short Story Collection (1918) I wanted to read the first of Four short stories: “The Red One”, because Arthur C. Clarke got the idea of “The Sentinel” (the precursor to “2001”) from it. I wasn’t aware that … Continue reading

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Hemingway’s Chair by Michael Palin

Palin (from Monty Python) writes an amusing story about a small post office in rural England. The hero of the story Martin Sproale gets caught up with government privatization. Martin is also obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, and when he runs … Continue reading

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Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam

Gilliamesque: A Pre-Posthumous Memoir Gilliam covers his life: from his childhood in Minnesota, growing up in California, working in New York, and moving to England, which led to his joining Monty Python. And from there to writing and directing some … Continue reading

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Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

In Teacher Man: A Memoir, we look at Frank McCourt’s thirty-year path to becoming an effective teacher of adolescents. McCourt had a miserable and impoverished childhood in Ireland. After fleeing back to America, the U.S. Army, and as manual laborer … Continue reading

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So Anyway by John Cleese

So Anyway… is a look at John Cleese from the inside out. Rather than tell us stories about Monty Python and being a famous comedian, he tells us about himself and how he got to be a Python. The book … Continue reading

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