The Heming Way: How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering, War-Glorifying, Hairy-Chested Retro-Sexual Legend Within, Just Like Papa!
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The Heming Way: How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering, War-Glorifying, Hairy-Chested Retro-Sexual Legend Within, Just Like Papa!

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Marty Beckerman'shilarious guide for the modern man to booze, battle, and bull-fight his way to becoming more like Hemingway

More than fifty years have passed since the death of Ernest Hemingway, history’s ultimate man, and young males today—obsessed with Facebook, Twitter, and Playstation—know nothing about his legendary brand of rugged, alcoholic masculinity. They cannot...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 30th 2012)
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Mike Sanders
An amusing look at the Hemingway legend in a satirical, mock-serious style similar to that of Stephen Colbert. I found myself laughing out loud quite often. (Example: on Hemingway lecturing Fitzgerald about drinking: "When you need lessons in temperance from Ernest Hemingway, you have a *serious* problem.") I was also impressed with the number of quotes from Hemingway. In many cases, the uber-manly quotes didn't need much commentary to be funny in their own right.
Definitely has its funny moments. After the first few chapters though, most of the jokes get repetitive and predictable. I get it; Hemingway committed suicide, but why does that need to be the punchline of every chapter. Certainly do not read it expecting highbrow humor. High school locker room might be a more apt description. It is, of course, a parody/satire of Hemingway's life. That being said, it is often hard to tell what is supposed to be taken as fact or fiction. On the positive, it certa...more
Oct 14, 2013 James rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Tongue set firmly in cheek, Marty Beckerman writes about the uber-masculine myth of Hemingway while bemoaning our sissified, technology-driven culture, encouraging a return to a more masculine Of course, this requires overlooking (i.e., mentioning it dismissively for comic effect) his alcoholism, womanizing, overcompensation, struggles with depression, and ultimate suicide. It's a fun, if somewhat obvious, send-up of Hemingway and self-help books. I couldn't help myself from laughing out loud at...more
Absolutely hilarious. A little flippant about the suicide aspect maybe, but a smart, intelligently-written parody nonetheless.
The blackest of black humor. But funny.
Absolutely hilarious! Genius.
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