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At a library used book sale, Ponicsán picked up a copy of Nora Ephron's bestseller, "I Feel Bad About My Neck." It inspired him over the next several years to answer her observations from the male point of view and over a different bodily part, and to direct it to Ephron's audience. Part memoir, part parody, part social analysis. (Publisher's note: This is not just a guy's book, or an old guy's book..It's amusing and full of interesting tales and insights for any gender, and maybe let's women take a look into the other gender's view).
"…light-hearted…waxing alternately philosophical and vinegary as he takes us on a trip through Hollywood's movie business, the Watts riots, breakfast cereal, sex and invasive medical procedures. There are engaging digressions into the life of a script doctor, politics, porn, the benign-neglect style of parenting his folks practiced and the beauty of non-attachment. He moves it all along smoothly, never letting truth stand in the way of a good story…If you like charming stories, good writing and a few laughs, ignore the title and buy this book." -Brady T. Brady, published short stories in the anthology Editor's Choice III Fiction from U.S. Small Press and in the Hawaii Review and the San Francisco Reader, among others.
Darryl Ponicsán is the author of fourteen novels and an award-winning screenwriter. Born in Shenandoah, Pa., he taught high school English after attending Muhlenberg College and earning an MA at Cornell University. This is his first non-fiction book.
Visit the author at: www.darrylponicsan.com