Wake up, Sir!

Wake up, Sir!

by Jonathan Ames
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Wake up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames

From the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, the story of a young alcoholic writer and his personal valet, a hilarious homage to the Bertie and Jeeves novels of P.G. Wodehouse.

Alan Blair, the hero of Wake Up, Sir!, is a young, loony writer with numerous problems of the mental, emotional, sexual, spiritual, and physical variety. He's very good at problems. But luckily for Alan, he has a personal valet named Jeeves, who does his best to sort things out for his troubled master. And Alan does find trouble wherever he goes. He embarks on a perilous and bizarre road journey, his destination being an artists colony in Saratoga Springs. There Alan encounters a gorgeous femme fatale who is in possession of the most spectacular nose in the history of noses. Such a nose can only lead to a wild disaster for someone like Alan, and Jeeves tries to help him, but...well, read the book and find out!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743449076
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/05/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 645,225
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Ames is the author of I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What’s Not to Love?; My Less Than Secret Life; Wake Up, Sir!; I Love You More Than You Know; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He’s the creator of the HBO® Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.” For more information visit JonathanAmes.com.

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Wake up Sir 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This is the funniest, most brilliantly twisted novel I've ever read. The lovable alcoholic narrator, his sport coats, the Douglas Fairbanks Jr. mustache, his beat up face, The Homosexual Question, the crabs, Tinkle--all great stuff!!! I get the impression that Jonathan Ames has a big cult following in New York, and I hope it continues to grow because he's an author who deserves great success. WAKE UP, SIR! is the best thing I've read in years--don't waste your money on some other piece of junk book that will probably suck. You MUST read this book because it's the real deal--it's pure genius!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wake up, Sir is good book, but having read all his previous books this one could have been better. Still Ames is the one author who has really and authentically captured the mental state, thoughts and aspirations of today's urban gentlemen.