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Le Petomane by Jean Nohain
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It's tempting to create a separate bkshelf just for farting - maybe it wd include "A Confederacy of Dunces" b/c of the dyspeptic main character. Who wdn't be interested in a bio of a guy who made a living entertaining people by farting tunes? Well, some people wd find that too low-brow but they'd probably read USA Today so go figger. This is a thin bio but I'm sure getting info on the guy wasn't easy. There's even a 1998 documentary made about him by the very interesting Igor Vamos. I think Baltimore poet David Franks might've done something that references him too. The tune lingers on.
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Douglas Haven't read it, and not sure I want to, but I'm sure Howard Stern would enjoy it.


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