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Mark Zero

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Mark Zero has been a gourmet ice cream manufacturer, magazine editor, funeral home attendant, German instructor, photographer, music agent, film archivist, farm laborer and patient care technician to the physically and mentally disabled. He has lived in many places throughout the United States and in Paris, France; Leipzig, East Germany; Heidelberg, West Germany; and Santa Elena, Costa Rica.

In his twenties, Mark wrote and performed comedy in clubs and theaters around Southern Arizona. He was half of the comedy duo Blind Rage and Nick, who toured New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California before deciding that Vaudeville was, indeed, dead. Mark thinks fondly of the time his one-act play "Lost in the Promised Land" was staged by the Happy Ac

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Blood & Chocolate

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The French Art of Revenge

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The French Art of Stealing

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Give the Drummer Some

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“In French culture, the best way of buying time or getting off the hook entirely in a thorny personal situation is to claim that it’s complicated. The French did not invent love, but they did invent romance, so they’ve had more time than any other culture on earth to refine the nuances of its language.”
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“The French have a penchant for absolutism, for thinking that things are all one way or all another, which is why their politics are marked by a general inability to compromise and why they tend to hold their personal opinions until the bitter end, even after they have clearly lost an argument.”
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“... she was a pudding of immaturity and precocious wisdom that had not yet set into a stable mold.”
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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
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“Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time.”
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“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
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“Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
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Jared McVay Mark, thanks for the friendship. Hope it will be long and prosperious for both of us. I am a retired stage, film and television actor, screenwriter, shortstory writer, storyteller and now, author of two books. The first one, recently released through Amazon is a children's book entitled, Bears, Bicycles and Broomsticks. And now I have a novel about to be released entitled, The Legend of Joe, Willy & Red an adventure story that is also called a love story set in august of 1933. Thanks again, Jared McVay

Pamela Hey Mark...Thanks for accepting my friend request..."Give the Drummer Some" sounds good...I've added it to my "to-read" list.

message 1: by Ivana

Ivana Hi Mark,
Welcome to Goodreads. Your profile is interesting (love good comedy) and your books look very amusing, hope you'll find your time here rewarding, cheers, Ivana

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