Swans and Swine: Make My Day Book-13

Swans and Swine: Make My Day Book-13


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About the book "Swans And Swine":

When Larry Henares tells the life story of the various personalities he encounters, he is at his best and at his wittiest. Taking off from his magnificent essay "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly go the years" on her daughter Elvira's life as a student and as a bride in a previous book, he now speaks of his daughter as a clone of his mother and one of a kind, as she struggles to conquer her fear of failure. And oh, the true story of how Secretary Ting Jayme owes his place in history to The Big Sleep, falling asleep when Marcos was making a major policy speech, and sounding a clarion snore against tyranny and Martial Law. Of course when he writes of Miriam Defensor, he delves into her first night of honeymoon when her concept of zero population growth conflicted with her husband's violent libido, even goes back to when she marched off her siblings in a single file to and from school. His description of Jose de Venecia as Yoda the Jedi Knight and Garfield the dog-hating cat, with eyebrows like quotation marks, and eye bags that look more like luggages, is irreverent but not insulting, driving Joe himself to self-deprecating laughter. But then best description is that of the head of the Council of Trent, "a sloping forehead, a bulbous nose trying to say hello to a weak receding chin, and occupying the space reserved for the mouth which is driven twisted to the side; a villainous convexity of a face, and a squint acquired from a lifetime habit of peering though darkened windows, preparatory to an act of thievery." His "Mad Max, Blue Max, Beta Max" and "Max's Fried Chicken, the little bird is dead" are masterpieces of satire that will live forever as the ultimate put-down, according to JV Cruz.
In the second part, "Perspectives," he again vents his spleen and comic satire on the Opus Dei and Bernie Villegas, the CIA comic books, the Makati Business Club, the Americans at iba pa, and a specially informative essay on Sex Change operations.
You will be shocked, you will be delighted, you will be tickled to hysterical laughter.

CHAPTER 1. Dr. Elvira Henares Esguerra - p6
Part 1. In my daughter, my mother lives again - p6
Part 2. Scared to take an exam she might fail - p7
Part 3. Elvira called upon the ghosts of heroes for help - p8
Part 4. We are the family of Sta. Elvira - p9
CHAPTER 2: Vicente "Ting" Jayme, in that sleep what dreams may come! - p11
CHAPTER 3: Miriam Defensor Santiago - p13
Part 1: Lady Miriam is losing her cool - p13
Part 2: Three lipos no effect on beer barrel belly! - p14
Part 3. Miriam's Achilles Syndrome - p15
Part 4: In bed Miriam believed in abstinence, her husband in violence - p16
Part 5: In UP, Miriam and Joma exposed Agent Orange - p17
Part 6: Miriam, a whirling dervish full of hubris and chutzpah - p18
Part 7: Lady Miriam is Atilla the Hen - p19
CHAPTER 4. Jose de Venecia, Speaker - p20
Part 1. Portrait of Joe de V as Yoda and Garfield - p20
Part 2. Joe the Venetian cooks Lutong Macao? - p21
Part 3. Joe de V, peacemaker and moving spirit - p23
Part 4. Joe de V, jumping from peak to peak - p24
Part 5. Joe de V was anointed two years ago - p25
Part 6. Below the belt is the wife's domain - p26
CHAPTER 5. Teddyboy Locsin - p27
Part 1. To Teddyboy, the earth is a ball - p27
Part 2. Long Kiss of Teddyboy and Betty Go - p28
CHAPTER 6. Cesar Buenaventura and Tet Garcia - p30
Part 1. The Villainous Concavity of a Face - p30
Part 2. A Message to Bea - p31
Part 3. Barclays, MB Finance - p32
Part 4. Julius Cesar, God and Emperor? - p33
Part 5. Crony Cesar lords it over government - p35
Part 6. Before Joker was Tet's Offensive - p36
CHAPTER 7. Redentor Romero, violinist, lanlandet, patpata - p38
CHAPTER 8. Max Sullivan - p40
Part 1. When a friend becomes a fiend, Babu takes over! - p40
(more inside the book)

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ISBN-13: 9781502545152
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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