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Icons Are People, Too

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Four American icons walk into a bar…

It sounds like the beginning of a joke. But it’s no laughing matter for Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain. Their iconic personalities have been dredged up by the world’s worst writer who is using them as characters in the world’s worst screenplay. When the writer takes a break, the characters are freed from
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Paperback, 242 pages
Published September 7th 2019 by Azaria Press
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Jessica
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Believe it or not, I actually thought the "bad" parts of this book were the best. The parts that were supposed to be written horribly were actually like laugh-out-loud hilarious to me. They were just silly and so bad they were good.

So, I'd say 5/5 stars for those parts. But 3/5 stars for the other parts.

It's actually a really clever idea. Characters who want to rewrite their literal scripts in order to improve their figurative ones as well. The idea of how people become not just famous, but
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Kumari De Silva
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always get a laugh out of Erickson's books. They're like my brain candy, or maybe my brain cotton candy, because they are light and funny and inoffensive to me. But this is my favorite of the three I read so far. I think he is finding his voice.
Without any spoilers (I hate reviews with spoilers) I'd say it's a cross between Jasper Fforde and "The Stupids Step Out." Read it when you are in the mood for something very silly. Don't say I didn't warn you
Tessa Sainz
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's a fun read for anyone interested in any, or all, of the icons (especially if you happen to have read some of the biographies referenced in this book). The icons get stuck in a terrible movie script and take a dive into their own psychological depths to work their way free.
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Scott Erickson is an award-winning writer of humor and satire. He has been published in a variety of print and online publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys beer and roller skating (but not at the same time).