Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting

Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting

by Eric Poole

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ISBN-13: 9780399156557
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 5.78(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Eric Poole is the secret love child of Fran Lebowitz and David Sedaris. But oddly taller. A VP of marketing for a major media company and the winner of 30+ advertising awards, Eric was once called "the best undiscovered writer I've ever met" by Tracey Ullman, an accolade he continues to live up to. He resides in Los Angeles with his partner of ten years.

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Laurie Notaro

I loved Where's My Wand. I wish I had once been a 12-year-old boy so that I could have written it. He's got the right mixture of being unforgivably witty, embarrassingly dorky, endearing without overly being sentimental, and clearly isn't afraid of stripping himself emotionally naked for the sake of a bold laugh. It's a runaway charmer, hands down.

Leslie Jordan

It made me jump up and down and holler 'Yummy!', like my grandmother Mary Lucille's red velvet cake. (Leslie Jordan, co-star of Boston Legal and Will & Grace)

Jim Brickman

An absolute must-read book for the outcast in all of us, Where's My Wand is hilarious and heartfelt. I could not put this book down. It's a rare treat.

Simon Doonan

Eric Poole unfurls his shag-carpeted, Match-Game-lovin', 70's childhood with incredible wit and honesty. Light-up a Winston, open a Tab and tuck in!(Simon Doonan, author of Beautiful People)

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Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter read this to me on a road trip, it was perfect for breaking the monotony of the road! We found his book thoroughly entertaining! Whether it was his contolling perfectionist mom, his beloved older sister who was always ready to "throw him under the bus," or his easy going dad, there was always something happening that Eric made tender, sad sometimes, but always from a funny point of view. Some chapters had us laughing out loud "Dear GOD IN HEAVVVVEEEENNN" read it!
libsue on LibraryThing 25 days ago
A touching memoir of a young man growing up in St. Louis. Many references to 70's television (do you remember Match Game, Minnie Riperton, and platform shoes?) Eric Poole tries, with the assistance of magic emanating from a chenille bedspread, to find his place within his family and within his community. Eventually, after many failed attempts to listen to his own voice and find his own magic.
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MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
From the beginning of this memoir, I could relate to the young Eric Poole. Just as he admired Endora of Bewitched and wanted to be her, Samantha was my imaginary friend around the time I was in kindergarten. I also had a sibling with whom I played and fought, and a mother that was a bit neurotic about cleaning. (Though not on his mother's level.) I really wasn't tormented through school as he was, but I certainly knew what it felt like to be different, and only partially understood why. Not all gay people had this experience, but many will be able to relate and empathize. I believe anyone will connect to this story of growing up as an "outsider", whether gay yourself, or just someone who loves or knows someone who is. There is a lot of truth in this book. Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel "To Be Chosen"
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HeatherlyO More than 1 year ago
Just okay for me. If you like Augusten Burroughs, you are likely to enjoy this book.
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