Comedy High [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!", a biting satire about growing up contrarian in an all-American town:

Bright lights! Dancing girls! Cheap eats! Gambling (but only if you're over 21)! Sun! Fun! The world's third-largest man-made volcano! What more could a guy ask for?

Plenty. Ivan Zellner and his father have just moved to Carmody, Nevada. It ...
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Comedy High

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Overview

From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!", a biting satire about growing up contrarian in an all-American town:

Bright lights! Dancing girls! Cheap eats! Gambling (but only if you're over 21)! Sun! Fun! The world's third-largest man-made volcano! What more could a guy ask for?

Plenty. Ivan Zellner and his father have just moved to Carmody, Nevada. It calls itself "The Future Entertainment Capital of the World." Ivan calls it "the toilet bowl." To him, the tacky town is an endless traffic jam full of tourists in search of cheap thrills and quick bucks. The air smells like rotten eggs. The tap water can make you sick. And the new high school, in a remodeled hotel, offers courses in performing, sports, hospitality, gambling and comedy--not, Ivan suspects, the finest preparation for college.

Home? To Ivan, Carmody seems more like an alien planet. But when he meets other kids who feel the same was, a funny thing happens on the way to high school--in fact, lots of funny things, in a Labor Day weekend like no other.
Once more, the blisteringly funny pen of Stephen Manes has produced a totally original, totally hilarious slice of American life. It's a sure bet: "Comedy High" is high comedy.
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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
". . . an intriguing Las Vegas send-up with some great descriptions, broadly comic characters, and . . . very funny scenes."
Philadelphia Inquirer
". . . a frantic, manic tale . . . lively, different and . . . amusing."
School Library Journal
"This is typical Manes . . It is sheer escape entertainment . . . "
Sierra Parent
"Lots of uproarious things happen! I'm sure this book would be enjoyed by any junior high school student."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015801651
  • Publisher: Cadwallader & Stern
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 787,105
  • File size: 746 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states, is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!," quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-acclaimed biography "Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry— and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the ’seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs & Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.
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