Bedtime Stories for Insomniacs:
"NOT FUNNY ENOUGH"
Francis Ford Coppola's 'zine Zoetrope
"NOT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR"
Too many publishers to keep track of
Fifty--count'em--fifty: contemporary takes on myths, legends, fairy tales, and Bible stories. These focus primarily on human nature, socially accepted cruelty, the victim culture, pop psychology, political duplicity ("It's different when I do it"), puerile "uplift" books, the destructive downside to traditionalism, taking refuge in cliches and catchphrases as a means of avoiding reality, and the catastrophic consequences of a dumbed-down society.
But how could someone who hasn't watched "Saturday Night Live" since the original cast write such a book?
Hans Christian Brando on pop culture:
1984. Q: "What did you think of [novel] Less Than Zero?"
A: Less than much.
1999. Q: "What do you think of [rapper] Eminem?"
A: I like the kind with peanuts best.
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About the Author
Kevin Dawson was born in San Diego the day after Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy. Thirty-odd years later (some of those years were very odd), he began compiling "Bedtime Stories for Insomniacs." Not much happened during the time in between.