In A Boilermaker for the Lady, Fred Yannantuono flings the funny bone of life right into the void taking the reader on an inward journey that is at once vast and hilarious. With pithy limericks, palindromes, and poems Yannantuono demonstrates his unique and masterful use of language on every page. And with opening lines from the apparently observational such as "The dumbest guy in thirty years" to the seemingly ridiculous such as "A porcupine's an iffy thing to kill," Yannantuono's dry wit provokes humor and thought read after read after read.
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About the Author
Fired from Hallmark for writing meaningful greeting-card verse, he once ran twenty straight balls at pool; finished 183rd (out of about 10,000) at the 1985 U.S. Open Crossword Puzzle Tournament; won a yodeling contest in a German restaurant; was bitten by a guard dog in a tattoo parlor; survived a car crash with Sidney Lumet; Paul Newman once claimed to have known him for a long time; hasn't been arrested in 17 months.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The oxymoronic title of "A Boilermaker for the Lady" is an apt beginning of this unique poetic adventure with Yannantuono. His scale is broad and deep - technically, topically, and emotionally. What poet today serves up sonnets to the porcupines, incestuous palindromes, more limericks, ( yes that's the title), and political satire that leaves your face aching from laughter. I've heard Yannantouno praised for not taking himself too seriously. This is true and it's the germ of much of the really funniest stuff. But anyone who thinks Yannantuono only laughs and doesn't feel need only read "Hands" and "I miss the time when there was no real world".His heart is there for all to see. So, Boilermaker is hilarious, insightful (inciteful too) and poignant. Quite a combo. Buy it. It's great.