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One of the funniest, funnest contemporary novels in recent years!! TLWL is uniquely written in a consistently satirical style as a first person narrative monolog 'in real time', meticulously detailing a long, ultimately terrible day, in the otherwise mundane life of a geekish guy. It delves into a contemporary, thirtyish-year-old male's Zeitgeist of insecurities, false bravado, self-obsession, prejudices, incapacity to deal with women, social dyslexia, and defining oneself (as well as others) through appearance and material possessions. During the course of a single day the protagonist is summarily confronted by a multitude of simple, ordinary, modern-day life challenges and various normal, semi-regular characters, which he consistently fails to successfully deal with during his obtuse misadventures - which ultimately lead to his life taking a semi-ruinous, short-term turn. Pure humor, satire, cleverness, obscure meanderings, cultural, historic, sports, music, commercial, cinema, television, literary references, from the time of Pliny to Taylor Swift, are sprinkled throughout. Writing norms and rules, as well as political correctness are purposely stretched and challenged. Its literary uniqueness, simple unpredictability, and bombardment of observational, tongue in cheek, absurdist, high and low-brow humor, gives a tremendous opportunity to those who seem to enjoy laughing, chuckling, chortling, smirking, smiling - or just reading and thinking along.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Terrence Regan was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. He moved to Montréal, Québec, Canada with his family after Nixon was elected prez. As a Community Organizer he has been involved with establishing programs and activities to promote inclusion as well as community and personal development. A 'political/jock' particularly committed to Volleyball, he's a single father with 3 beautiful kids (children not goats).This, his only novel, has taken only 25 years to complete.