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Wearing Dad's Head by Barry Yourgrau
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Jan 15, 12

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I love this book!

I love that Barry is able to take the hidden impulses and embarrassments of everyday life and make them fantastic and hilarious.

I love his way of just starting a story in the middle in a way that let's the reader know exactly what's going on and where you are and what crazy rules the world has w/o going through as many words of exposition as the entire rest of the story.

For example, the story "Pirates" (my favorite), starts thusly

I am taken prisoner by pirates. They put me in irons but release me after I agree to join them.

Exposition done. Two sentences that bring you up to date with where you are and what's going on, and your off to the races for the rest of the 4 1/4 page story.

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