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I, Humpty is a collection of mock-tabloid satire marrying the reality of everyday life with popular elements from fairytales, folklore, and nursery rhymes. Rejoice with the Beast as Belle grants him permission to convert the den into a man-cave. Learn why the third little pig grows weary of his live-in brothers. Follow the courtroom drama of Rumpelstiltskin’s indictment in ...more
Paperback, First, 142 pages
Published September 2014 by Eric C Wilder (first published 2014)
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Sarah LaFleur
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received I, HUMPTY by Eric C. Wilder in exchange for an honest review. This is less a book and more a collection of very short stories that parody Grimm’s fairytales. Wilder is known for this type of writing and you’ll need a firm grasp of the original stories as well as general knowledge of popular culture to catch all the puns. That said, I found myself stifling giggles throughout the manuscript.

The vignettes are written like tabloid blurbs with characters like Sleeping Beauty, Little Bunny
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Elaine
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I, HUMPTY
By:Eric C. Wilder

As a huge fan of author Eric C. Wilder's blog THE GRIMM REPORT and also his hysterical and frequent tweets, I knew I could count on him to WOW me with his first publication, I,HUMPTY. I was not disappointed.

From HUMPTY Dumpty's literal fall from superstardom (bad management, lousy publicist?) to Mr. Leon of Florida's public urination(what's really in that famed Fountain of Youth)to Brother/Sister murder suspects Hansel and Gretel and their meth head logic, I was laug
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Angelica Dimeo
Dec 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I won this book from a contest.
This book is a satire on tales and is humorous
with a nice drawing on each new spin,
it was a light fairly quick read.
I had a fun time reading it.
Danielle Shipley
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
These aren’t your grandmother’s fairy tales! For that matter, they’re not your children’s, either. I, Humpty assembles the lurid scandals behind the curtain of fairy dust, from the courtroom dramas of Hansel and Gretel to the financial felonies of Robin Hood and Rumpelstiltskin – from the marital ups and downs between Beauty and The Beast to conspiracy theories of Wonderland and Oz – with gossip surrounding celebrities from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella and, of course, the shell-breaking life st ...more
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Eric Wilder was raised by a roving herd of deer in the woodlands of Upstate New York. As a consequence, he has a penchant for salty snacks, an aversion to camouflage, and a tendency to freeze at the emergence of bright lights. Eric has since adapted to the mannerisms of modern society, though he still tends to wander from time to time. Eric will tell you that he is an author, a designer, or a blog ...more

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