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Yet Another NASTYbook: MiniNasties

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The NASTYest things come in the smallest packages. With ultra-ultra-short stories, preposterous little poems and dialogues, even one-sentence tales, Barry Yourgrau's twisted mind cooks up a wealth of wicked fancies--from just a few lines. Imagine a kid swallowing his cell phone (ring ring). Or a girl eating up the furniture (yum yum). This third in the NASTYbook series is ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Joanna Cotler Books
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Apr 08, 2008 Jennie rated it it was amazing
Barry Yourgrau describes a series of “nasty” events which incorporate realistic scenarios. Seemingly innocuous circumstances become alarming with the introduction of grotesque elements such as; goblins, witches, and evil clowns.

Immensely enjoyable: surprising, clever, ridiculous, and absurd. A non traditional approach to reading both in form and content. Reminiscent of Modern Absurdist playwrights – Albee and Stoppard.
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Writer-performer Barry Yourgrau is author of a new memoir about clutter and hoarding, "Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act."

Profile in New York Times: "A Hoarder's Tale of Redemption" http://tinyurl.com/nw8kad7

Barry's other books, mainly surreal brief tales such as "Wearing Dad's Head" and "A Man Jumps Out of An Airplane," are considered classics of short-short fiction. He
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