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Posted August 31, 2004
'Get a life!' That's an oft used phrase, and precisely what the Devil orders motivational speaker Wakefield to do. Actually, Wakefield has no choice - this isn't an order, it's an ultimatum. 'Time's up,' says Satan, so find yourself a real life or sign off on living. Little choice here, so Wakefield goes in an often hilarious trek across the country trying to make contact with who he's supposed to be and where he's supposed to be. He has a year in which to accomplish this (remember what happens to those who make bargains with the devil). Along the way he runs into every kind of outre character, the strangest phenomenons in our contemporary society, and a few women. Of course, Wakefield pontificates along the way. Thanks to the experienced voice and understanding of Jeff Woodman what could have been a farcical reading is instead 10 hours of pleasure. Satire is sometimes difficult to deliver - Woodman's totally in control. - Gail Cooke
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Posted March 18, 2010
Maybe Andrei Codrescu is liked by many people, undoubtedly he is because he has a number of books out.
However, I only was able to read about half of this book and put it down. I am a person who hardly ever puts a book down, as I will garind my way through most of them, but this one went down.
Don't know what others see in it, but as for me, forget it.
Sorry about that.
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
Posted June 1, 2010
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