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9/14/11

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Description

One of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Together, they form the League of Comic Justice, battling evildoers in the name of . . . Okay, we made that line up. What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiots.
Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.
Where that all takes them you can't begin to guess, but the literary journey there is a masterpiece of inspiration and mayhem. But what else would you expect from the League of Comic Justice?

About the Authors

Dave Barry's recent bestselling books include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); and I'll Mature When I'm Dead. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida. To learn more about Dave Barry, please visit www.davebarry.com.

Alan Zweibel is one of the original Saturday Night Live writer, the winner of multiple Emmy Awards for his television work and the Thurber Prize for his novel The Other Shulman, and collaborator with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning play 700 Sundays. He lives in Short Hills, New Jersey. To learn more about Alan Zweibel, please visit www.alanzweibel.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399158693
  • ISBN-13: 978-039915869

3 comments:

  1. This sounds hilarious! I'll have to look it up lol.

    http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesdaysexiest-vampire.html

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  2. This looks great! Great pick - going to have to add this to my TBR list. :)
    Am now following your blog.

    Tara at Bookworm on Board
    http://tmh01854.blogspot.com/

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  3. Interesting choice. I haven't heard of this one until now. Thanks for the introduction.

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