Fiction. Sid Straw, the author of the correspondence that forms EVERYBODY SAYS HELLO, isn't Everyman, but he is someone everyone knows. He tries just a little too hard, says just a little too much, and that extra effort and those extra words are often his undoing. If only Sid could get out of his own way, his life would be wonderful. While Sid Straw may frustrate you at times, you'll end up rooting for him the same way you root for your own equally imperfect friends.
"Take a letter: Michael Kun, the master of contemporary belly-laugh-lettres, is at it again with another collection of comedic correspondence, this time from the pen of one sad sack Sid Straw who gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield, but never gets his Enthusiasm Curbed, no matter what life dishes out. Kun doesn't rhyme with fun, but it should."—Mark Dunn
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About the Author
Michael Kun is the critically acclaimed author of The Locklear Letters (MacAdam/Cage, 2003) and You Poor Monster (MacAdam/Cage, 2005), among other works of fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications for more than two decades. In addition to practicing law, he currently writes about the National Football League for The Washington Post website. He, his wife Amy and their daughter Paige live in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is hilarious! Seriously! This is an epistolary novel, written through one-sided correspondences by Sid Straw through his many misadventures as he relocates to California to land a new job as a computer salesman. Sid's an annoying yet highly likable character- reminds me of one of my favorite actors/comedians, Will Ferrell. This is my first Michael Kun novel read, apparently I've been missing out! I have added "You Poor Monster" and definitely "The Locklear Letters" to my "to-read" list- can't get enough of Sid Straw! Laugh-out-loud funny! Alright Michael hope you're working on your next Sid Straw novel because we're waiting....... Eat Wheaties!!