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Lose Weight Through Great Sex with Celebrities: The Elvis Way

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From Michael Jackson's love children to men named Brad, Lose Weight Through Great Sex with Celebrities is Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe's latest testimony to the fact that life is more than ham and pineapple pizza; it is and can be funny.
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Overview

From Michael Jackson's love children to men named Brad, Lose Weight Through Great Sex with Celebrities is Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe's latest testimony to the fact that life is more than ham and pineapple pizza; it is and can be funny.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Devotees of supermarket tabloids will double over with laughter at McEnroe's ( Swimming Chickens ) spoofs. Comprised of case histories ``conscientiously fabricated'' from items read in checkout lines, this self-help satire holds nothing sacred. McEnroe pontificates with riotous charm, sending up superstars (``The Man Who Mistook Himself for Michael Jackson's Love Child'') and talk shows (``The Compulsive Geraldomaniac''). On the question of eating red meat, the author is at his goofy best: Anti-Steak, ``a magic-bullet substance,'' is being developed to counteract side effects of beef and, in the industry's Cattle Reef Project, cows are bred to breathe underwater to ``thus acquire the many healthful aspects of fish.'' Five ``Lost Ann Landers Letters,'' interspersed throughout, push that column to the outer limits. Few of the inflated, self-promoting or self-absorbed preoccupations of contemporary America escape McEnroe's sting. (Sept.)
Library Journal
This book bills itself as the ``last self-help you'll ever need.'' That may not be exactly true. If you ever needed a book to teach you how to stop groaning aloud or chuckling at unpredictable intervals, you'll need one after reading this collection of bizarre how-to essays. There's ``How To Marry a Fanatic,'' ``What To Do in the Supermarket'' (a three-part essay), and ``What To Do When Your Spouse Is Away.'' McEnroe's humor is off-beat and sometimes tricky to follow, but libraries with a sizable and varied humor section will want this. Where else could one find a case history of ``The Man Who Was Bored By Elvis''?-- Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Northbrook, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385248259
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/31/1989
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,275,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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