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DJ

Snoozefest?

One notch down on the respect ladder for you, champ.

Another delightful recipe and you'll zip right back up though.

MOM

I couldn't put "snoozefest" down - there were a couple of tiresome spots in the book - but overall I thought it was hilarious

Alexis

I had originally typed "stream of self-flagellating consciousness" but changed it to "snoozefest."

The book's occasional sarcasm is appreciated, but I'm on page 267 and still wondering what the point is. A tragedy happened to a child; why isn't that the story? Maybe it gets a little attention at the end?

Tara

Alexis, I had the same reaction. I've tried to read it on 3 different ocassions and I finally gave up and actually sold it to a used bookstore the other day. Don't feel guilty if you do the same. He strikes me as a huge bag o' wind with an uncontrollable ego. However, I love McSweeney's.

DJ

I thoroughly enjoy his writing voice, so I wasn't really searching for the "point" of the story. I have a friend who thought it was the best book ever and another who could even finish it.

It's my favorite book. But that's just until the Richard Simmons autobiography comes out.

DJ

I meant to say "couldn't even finish it".

I guess I won't be winning any writing accolades for my comments.

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