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Throttling the Bard, a modern tale of motorcycle road trip mayhem, has been described as Don Quixote meets Easy Rider. Hilarity ensues when an antiquated English professor and his grad student travel the state of Nevada encountering cults, drugs, and the Burning Man Arts Festival. Within the pristine halls of academia lurks the unsavory department of financial aid, and an ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published December 12th 2010 by I Can Write Publications
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Al
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2011
"Throttling the Bard" both embraces and pokes good-natured fun at literature and academia. For example, English Professor Don Vendicarsi, one of the two main characters, never goes anywhere without his red pen and will edit anything, anywhere. Even on the wall of the men’s room.

He zipped his pants, then pulled out his red pen and circled the phrase that read, “For a good time call,” and wrote above it, “cliché. ‘ Good time’ is vague. Try something fresh, something new, i.e. for an eternity spent
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Jay Barry took to the creative urge of writing as a child when he went door to door, selling comic books he wrote and illustrated. After a brief hiatus, he picked up writing in high school, completing many children's stories. One of these actually got an honorable mention in a contest. Then they spelled "Jay" wrong on the award. Sheesh. English majors can be jerks. During college, he took advantag ...more
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