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Everybody Says Hello

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Fiction. Sid Straw, the author of the correspondence that forms EVERYBODY SAYS HELLO, isn't Everyman, but he is someone everyone knows. He tries just a little too hard, says just a little too much, and that extra effort and those extra words are often his undoing. If only Sid could get out of his own way, his life would be wonderful. While Sid Straw may frustrate you at ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by Livingston Pr 2012.
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Apr 30, 2012 Camilla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardback, epistolary
In my world this is a sequel to The Locklear Letters in which we first meet Mr. Sid Straw..

It’s not listed as a series though, and I can’t find anything about it being a “sequel” on the authors website either, so I’m unsure, because it can definitely be read as a stand-alone book, but trust me.. Trust me (please just trust me on this!) you will miss out on so much awesomeness if you haven’t read The Locklear Letters

So if you haven’t read The Locklear Letters and you’re here reading this review?
May 17, 2012 Kristopher rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This is an excellent book. The book follows Sid Straw and his misadventures as he moves from Baltimore to LA in order to take on a new job. But it only follows Sid by showing us the one-sided correspondence that he has with the various people in his life (including Heather Locklear, yes *that* Heather Locklear). Sid's life is comically difficult, and Kun expresses Sid's seemingly misguided optimism perfectly. The whole story reads like my unchecked inner monologue--as if Sid is actually writing ...more
Katherine  Rivera
Jun 07, 2012 Katherine Rivera rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Let me start by saying I've never read anything like it, Everybody Says Hello was a quick read that had me on an emotional roller coaster. I laughed out loud (while at work!); I felt sad for all the things that Sid just couldn't get right, no matter how hard he tried; I experienced such a range of emotions that I couldn't help but to enjoy this book.

Throughout the story, we follow Sid Straw on his journey while he is relocating from Baltimore to Los Angeles for a job opportunity with Velocity Co
Dannielle Harvey
May 18, 2012 Dannielle Harvey rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book. I couldn't put it down, even when my brain was tired and I knew I needed rest. I was grinning the entire time while I read it and pretty sure I had people thinking that I was going insane from just randomly laughing as I read this. Wonderful, wonderful book.
Sean Ferguson
Jun 28, 2012 Sean Ferguson rated it it was amazing
Sid Straw isn’t just anyone. Everybody Says Hello is now the second book that he’s been featured in, the first of which was The Locklear Letters, a novel comprised of letters to various recipients including Hollywood Starlet Heather Locklear. Everybody Says Hello picks up a few years later with Sid while he’s moving across the country from the East Coast to Los Angeles where he is supposed to begin working for a computer company. The move is important for him personally as he begins his new ...more
Johanna Bouchard
Dec 20, 2012 Johanna Bouchard rated it it was amazing
My initial reaction to this book? Wtf?! Certainly unlike any book I've ever read before, but so funny and absolutely captivating that I was soon won over. Who says a book can't be made up of one-sided correspondences? Not Michael Kun, and I'm inclined to agree with him. Great book!

I have received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Jun 06, 2012 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Another great Sid Straw adventure! Once again Sid Straw puts his foot (or his pencil in this case) in it. This is a fun, fast-paced read with laugh-out-loud moments.
Jul 23, 2012 Lilian rated it really liked it
Michael Kun's Everybody Says Hello is a wonderful, funny epistolary (it means "consisting of letters," I looked it up a minute ago) novel. We deduce Sid Straw's adventures through his writing to his family, friends, co-workers, Heather Locklear, Obama, a black cop, and transvestite he met online. Everbody Says Hello is a perfect light read, and it was just a whole lot of fun--if not tummy-hurting hilarious.

Why I Wanted To Read It:
I was feeling hipster and wanted to read something that nobody h
Jason Donnelly
Jun 28, 2013 Jason Donnelly rated it it was amazing
When someone I know asks me for a book recommendation, I usually throw out The Locklear Letters, by Michael Kun. It's one of the funniest books I've ever read and if the person asking me isn't a big reader, it's an easy novel to get through. That being said, I now have two books in the funny area to share with friends. Michael has a follow-up novel that brings Sid Straw back to the page!

Everybody Says Hello is written in the same format as The Locklear Letters; letters from our main character, S
Lucy Hannigan
Jul 25, 2012 Lucy Hannigan rated it liked it
This is such a quick, easy read. It's a series of postcards and letters that he sends to a variety of people and as we read them, we know exactly what is going on in his life. Oh, it also includes a few articles he wrote for publication as a college student and another that he's hoping will be bought by a major magazine for publication. He's a 40-something single guy just coming off a major break-up and heading to CA to start a new job. As someone has said, he could have a good life, if he'd ...more
Jun 01, 2012 Shantria rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious! Seriously! This is an epistolary novel, written through one-sided correspondences by Sid Straw through his many misadventures as he relocates to California to land a new job as a computer salesman. Sid's an annoying yet highly likable character- reminds me of one of my favorite actors/comedians, Will Ferrell. This is my first Michael Kun novel read, apparently I've been missing out! I have added "You Poor Monster" and definitely "The Locklear Letters" to my "to-read" ...more
Jun 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Wow! This book was very good. I look forward to the letters in other books, and since book was all letters I loved it! Ive never read anything like it. This book is about a guy named Sid Straw who is very quirky and unique. He runs into lots of problems in the beginning, but I was glad everything worked out for him. He was a very funny character and I enjoyed reading from the letters. I received this book in a giveaway, but will buy the other books this author wrote since I enjoyed this so much. ...more
Jul 26, 2012 Lou rated it really liked it
Funny, funny and more funny. One of my favorite writers chimes in with a book that I read on a Saturday and began recommending on a Sunday. It's a follow-up to his The Locklear Letters (which I also highly recommend).The Locklear Letters
Aug 21, 2012 Richard rated it really liked it
This is a completely lovely read. Touching, funny and beautifully structured. A sequel to The Locklear Letters, it is the ultimate "revenge of the nerds" in book form. I had to wait while my BF finished reading it - laughing out loud the whole time. I laughed out loud too!

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Aug 19, 2013 Jorgi Mccarren rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an uplifting funny book that can be finished in one sitting this is the book for you.
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Michael Kun lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Amy and their daughter Paige. He practices law when he is not writing, or vice versa.
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