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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Marriage & Family
  • Language:English
  • Pages:178
  • eBook ISBN:9780977066223

Breakfast At Noon

Backwards in the 'Burbs (Revised Edition)

by C. R. Yeager

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A mixture of Erma Bombeck and P. J. O'Rourke, C. R. Yeager's collection of essays on suburban family mayhem layers outrage, outrageousness, and social commentary with engaging comic flair. Life with the 'banshees,' wife Marsha and adopted Chinese daughter Anna, is nothing but a scream. With zany cartoons by award-winning illustrator Thomas Zahler.
In this essay collection of midlife cares and craziness, C. R. Yeager takes us on a Tilt-A-Whirl ride of suburbia with his wife and adopted Chinese daughter. The banshees, as he calls them, provide ample opportunity for wise buffoonery, wearing 'mankiller' shoes that could "devour Simon Cowell," playing with dolls that would frighten Godzilla, and generally diverting life into a mine shaft. En route he also turns his attention to modern inconveniences (smartass cars, feral pets) and homesteading ("A lunchbox has more storage than our house"), mortality awareness ("whacking you in the face like a rake you stepped on"), and in-laws that show up unannounced "as though returning from a stint in Uruguay." Fractious and poignant, delighting in language and deploring contingency, Breakfast At Noon: Backwards in the 'Burbs is a dim sum of sweet and sour and very, very real. Adding to the fun are ten cartoons by award-winning illustrator Thomas Zahler.
About the author
The cloudy skies of Ohio's North Coast have made C. R. Yeager proficient at finding silver linings. Despite occasional urges to move to a monastery, he continues to reside in Greater Cleveland with the 'banshees'--- wife Marsha, a communications manager, and daughter Anna, adopted from Nanchang, China--- and cats of various hues and humors.