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The Beauregarde Affair

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~Growing upside down in the Nineteen-Seventies~
A slice of life from a time gone by, a story of youthful folly, of stumbling cluelessly into the gaping maw of the age of Aquarius and living to tell the tail. Um, tale.

A transplanted Yankee longhair living in nineteen-seventy-something Atlanta, young Mr. T finds himself wrestling with naked commie roommates, toothless rednec
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Paperback, 188 pages
Published December 9th 2011 by Pfoxchase
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Melki
Mar 18, 2012 Melki rated it it was amazing
Wave your hand in front of your face to disperse the purple haze of pot smoke, and prepare to spend a month with a philosophical young man, his colorful roommates, and a homely hognose snake named Beauregarde.

It's the seventies. Brian works at a construction company where a fellow named Psycho has vowed to kill him and the burning question everyone's asking is 'Does the supervisor ever change the toothpick that constantly dangles from his mouth?' Then he goes home to the large house he shares wi
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Sandie Zand
Mar 28, 2012 Sandie Zand rated it it was amazing
The Beauregarde Affair is a tale told by a natural raconteur. I would love to hear this serialised on radio, or done as an audio book read by the author. Memoirs in themselves can often be self-indulgent and fall foul of the "oh well, you'd understand if you'd been there" realm, but what Talgo has done here is to fictionalise the memoir slightly - and to do so with such a strong and compelling Voice that it's surely impossible not to be drawn into this world of stoned misfits - and so, with the ...more
Rob Mahan
May 16, 2012 Rob Mahan rated it really liked it
The Syphilitic Groin of Morningside Drive

Resurrected from the mildewy ashes of a long-forgotten journal, "The Beauregarde Affair" is a hilarious, sometimes sordid, and very personal series of anecdotes about self-discovery (and other verbs that start with self-). You'll take an intimate look at life in the 1970s for a bunch of idle hipsters living and partying in a beautiful, rapidly deteriorating house on Morningside Drive in Atlanta. Self-described as being a blight on the neighborhood, they w
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Sammy Smith
Mar 20, 2012 Sammy Smith rated it it was amazing

I'm actually quite saddened to see a 1 star review on this book, and would be intrigued as to how the reader could possibly have come to the conclusion that this is a terrible read ...

This is fantastic, in all areas.

I'll probably make the author feel old now, but I wasn't born in the seventies - I'm an eighties baby and yet this book made me wish I'd desperately been part of the MC's crowd "back in the day."
It's funny, witty (yes, there's a difference), slick, fast paced ... need I go on?

I laugh
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Sharon Orman
Oct 16, 2012 Sharon Orman rated it it was amazing
A Motey Kind of Moment

I knew when I read `a motey kind of moment' that I was going to really enjoy this book. However, what ensued was far more uproariously funny and entertaining than I had expected it to be. From a cast of incorrigible young men, to a menagerie of mismatched animals, The Beauregarde Affair had me laughing out loud from the beginning to the end. Along with unique drawings, outlandish escapades, and interspersed with moments of poignancy when the owner of a lost dog is found, th
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Paul Freeman
Oct 16, 2012 Paul Freeman rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I laughed my way through this book. Mr T takes a nostalgic look back to a time of cut price love (nothing is free), drugs and rock n roll. There were times when I laughed out loud at the antics and escapdes of the house mates as they stumbled and staggered from one drug fueled escapade to the next, always somehow managing to emerge relatively unscathe. I would recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humour and even if you don't have one it may just help you find it. Five ...more
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Born in the Deep South in 1954, Brian M. Talgo later spent his formative years in Westchester County, a northern suburb of New York City. Despite his new Yankee status, he returned to the South (Atlanta, Georgia) after high school, where he idled away a large part of the 70’s.

Wandering restlessly about the US for several years, working mainly as a carpenter and stonemason, he eventually found his
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