By Dan Kennedy
Whilst Matthew, a forty-something media govt, reveals his activity, health and wellbeing, and marriage crumbling, he is going local: Lives in his vehicle. Dips his toe in drug-running. Contemplates tune lyrics. Takes a very solid pottery classification. ahead of lengthy he’s on a stumbling, agonizingly humorous imaginative and prescient quest that takes him from a strip-mall parking zone to Yellowstone nationwide Park to a Bali scientific medical institution, from an not likely romance with a Hollywood agent focusing on scorching younger vampire roles to severe RVing with a disgraced Wall highway trader.
In this heroic and hilarious debut novel, Dan Kennedy provides us an everyman who takes us to the neon-lit edges of latest American existence.
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5 Always count calories! 6 Keep staring at his “package” and then sigh repeatedly as if disappointed! 7 Always put men down! 8 Make a list of things he has to change about his appearance and behavior before he can be with you! 9 Chain-smoke! 10 Tell him you love him on your first date! 11 Send several bouquets of flowers to his workplace the day after your first date. 12 Tell him about your recurring depressions and the different ways you tried to kill yourself. Make some up if necessary. 13 Use I don’t know” as an answer for everything!
16 Let him know you live only for him! 17 Give him a detailed description of the sex dream you had about his best friend! 18 Never shave! 19 Complain to the waiter about everything, have him take it back, but change your mind when he returns! 20 Tell him you once tried to kill your ex, then start to laugh hysterically! 21 Tape over his porn with Touched by an Angel! 22 Never laugh at his jokes! 23 Shout out some other guy’s name in bed! 24 Ask him if he goes to therapy and then, whatever the answer, give him a list of therapists you recommend!
11 Send several bouquets of flowers to his workplace the day after your first date. 12 Tell him about your recurring depressions and the different ways you tried to kill yourself. Make some up if necessary. 13 Use I don’t know” as an answer for everything! 14 Only invite him over if your house is a mess! 15 Always leave some hints around to show your true intentions! 16 Let him know you live only for him! 17 Give him a detailed description of the sex dream you had about his best friend! 18 Never shave!
American Spirit: A Novel by Dan Kennedy