Social Blunders

Social Blunders

by Tim Sandlin
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Overview

Social Blunders by Tim Sandlin

"Wild , wonderful, and wickedly funny...Highly recommended." - Library Journal

One of five men could be Sam Callahan's father. Is knowing the truth worth the havoc he'll cause trying to find out?

Laid low by divorce-the result of an endless stream of poor choices-Sam decides it's time he met his dad. But his quest to meet the men and discover the truth does more than just shake up the five likely suspects-it pretty much napalms the lives of everyone he meets.

A comic novel of dysfunctional family and raucous debauchery, fans of Nick Hornby, Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Larry McMurtry, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Hiaasen will appreciate Sandlin's humor and Sam's journey.

Other books in Tim Sandlin's GroVant Trilogy:
Skipped Parts, Book 1
Sorrow Floats, Book 2
Social Blunders, Book 3
Lydia, Book 4

What readers are saying about Social Blunders:

"one of the funniest writers alive."

"I am a huge fan of Nick Hornby and Richard Russo, and Tim Sandlin belongs in their club."

"Besides being hilarious and lewd (a very good start), the novel is quite touching."

"Sandlin's narrative voice combines the absurdity of Tom Robbins, the pithy social observation of Douglas Coupland, the male sexual wanderlust of Phillip Roth."

"Rollicking raunchy raucous debaucherous dysfunctional good time fun-- with genuine heart and emotion mixed in for good measure"

"absolutely hysterical and touching. I haven't looked at treadmills the same way since!"

What reviewers are saying about Social Blunders:

"A story of grand faux pas and dazzling dysfunction...a wildly satirical look at the absurdities of modern life." -The New York Times Book Review

"Ribald... comic and bawdy...oddly endearing...an effective blend of flippancy and compassion." -Publishers Weekly
"Tim Sandlin only gets better. Social Blunders is an affecting book...It is fiction to be savored." -Larry McMurtry
"A weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again, and it's surprisingly effective." -Booklist

What everyone is saying about Tim Sandlin:

"Tim Sandlin's stuff is as tight and funny as anyone doing this comedy novel thing." -Christopher Moore

"His prose, his characters, all amazing."

"A story of grand faux pas and dazzling dysfunction...a wildly satirical look at the absurdities of modern life." -The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402257063
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: GroVont Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,141,607
File size: 835 KB

About the Author

Tim Sandlin has published eight novels. Two of his screenplays have been made into movies. He turned forty with no phone, TV, or flush toilet and spent more time talking to the characters in his head than the people around him. He now has seven phone lines, four TVs he doesn't watch, three flush toilets, and a two-headed shower. He lives happily (indoors) with his family in Jackson, Wyoming.


Reviewers have variously compared Tim Sandlin to Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Larry McMurtry, John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, and a few other writers you've probably heard of. He has published nine novels and a book of columns. He wrote eleven screenplays for hire, two of which have been made into movies. He lives with his family in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is director of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. His "Sandlinistas" follow him at www.timsandlin.com.

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Social Blunders 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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The best of the series. A reql indepth storyabout sam callahan
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Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! Tim Sandlin does it again. I was addicted with Sex and Sunsets, and it just doesn't stop. Sam Callahan is the creation of genius. This book was easily devoured, and read more than once. I feel pity for those that have no ability to appreciate this creation. Thanks Tim!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I honestly and wholeheartedly HATED this book! I couldn't relate to any of the characters and the plot was nowhere to be found. Do not waste your time and money on this misuse of paper! Read something worthwile like Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne!