Lucky Leonardo

Lucky Leonardo

by Jonathan Canter

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Overview

Leonardo Cook, practicing psychiatrist, is experiencing a delicate emotional phase. His wife has left him for another man, his patients are boring and he's feeling somewhat guilty about his relationship with his girlfriend, a Starbucks employee half his age. And he may be on the verge of another nervous breakdown.
When Leonardo is called upon by a friend to talk a tech genius out of making public a secret new innovation-and the tech genius ends up jumping out of the window-Leonardo's life takes flight on a roller-coaster of disaster.
Making a darkly hilarious debut, Jonathan Canter gleefully builds a small Massachusetts town filled with the interrelated lives of fantastically neurotic characters-and at their center, poor, "lucky" Leonardo. Fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny, Lucky Leonardo is not to be missed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492621195
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 616 KB

About the Author

Jonathan D. Canter is an attorney. He was a former editor of the
Harvard University humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, and was a trustee of the Harvard Lampoon from 1982 to 1997. He lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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Lucky Leonardo 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
shawnd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A decent read. The prose's simplicity is its best feature. Not simple with tightness, elegance and punch like Gogol or Hemingway, but lacking in extraneous adjectives, verbage, and pretention. I didn't find it particularly funny, there was only one laugh out loud in the whole book. It also broke my cardinal rule of writing about characters' dreams - I can't think of a more boring and obvious way to throw out symbolism or some other messaging. The story is a good one and the pace is excellent - it made me want to keep reading. It was not tiring, nor boring, and because the writing is straightforward one can read it fast with gusto.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best book I have read in years. It was a real-pager. It was clever, engaging and wonderfully satisfying. I can't wait for the author's next work. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a quick read that is fun from the get-go. Couldn't put it down until it was all over. Canter's characters are unforgettable - all drawn with a cartoonist's eye for humorous details. I recommend this book to anyone looking to have fun reading.