2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medalist
"A madcap dark comedy about best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with bird feathers, duct tape, and a sticky AK-47.
Hank and Larry are performance artists on the seedy streets of San Francisco where art fans flock to see what crazy performance they'll do next. Fame and fortune seem just around the cornerprovided Larry can keep his best friend Hank's paranoia and delirium from spiraling out of control.
But when poverty forces the performers to take computer jobs working for a ruthless billionaire CEO, their boss's hundred-hour workweeks, relentless corporate propaganda, and soggy breakroom burritos turn them into nervous wrecks.
Hungry for revenge with their dreams of glory fading, Hank and Larry plot their greatest performance ever: to kidnap their billionaire bossand turn him into the wildest performance artist the world has ever seen.
The first novel by a performance artist, Two Performance Artists was a 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest First-Round Finalist.
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About the Author
A regular feature at art galleries, fringe festivals, and comedy clubs, his performance troupe was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He and his wife live in Los Angeles, where he also writes and directs short films.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
He looked around and made a disgusted face.
*Waved at the air in a jail-cell, pretending that shes waving at someone inside the cell* Hey hows life treatin' ya in there?
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Sat down playing on his psp not paying attention tripping over a log
This is a compelling story that offers insight into the world of performance art. I've never read anything like it and would recommend it to anyone!
Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss and Do Things with Him Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received. When I received a random email one day from a very nice lady asking me if I would want to participate in this blog tour, I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into. Interesting storyline? Check. Book cover that catches my attention? Check. Inability to tell anyone no? Check check CHECK (haha). I had to give it a try. Hank and Larry are performance artists that are forced to get "real" jobs, going back into the world of computer programming, only to find out that no one really "programs" anymore, that what companies really want are the young guys that do what they're told and never admit all the problems that the programs actually have. They are treated like outcasts, forced to do an insane amount of time, and their boss right above doesn't even try to cover up the bad feelings he has for them. And then they have their "brilliant" idea ... After reading the first couple of chapters, I wasn't so sure I was going to like this book. My reason: It's a comedy and I had only laughed out loud twice. It's not the book's fault - or even the author's - it's totally me. While others are laughing at the main-stream comedic movies and television shows, I sit there silent. They look at me, wondering why I'm not laughing; I look at them, wondering why they are. It's not that I don't get the jokes, I just don't like things that are stupid and only semi-funny. Back to the book - I must say that it got better and better with each page. This book is filled with the unexpected - there's no guessing what will happen next here - and quite a few really funny moments. By the end of this book, I was upset that there wasn't more. The antics, the sarcasm, the things these guys went through and did - just.plain.WOW.