The proprietor of a bowling alley whose artist daughter paints only phalluses. A ninth-grade girl who marries in haste only to be faced with her husband's impotence. A libidinous poet who learns the meaning of harassment. The life and loves of a professional lawn-mower. These are just a few of the distinctive stories that make up Mark Winegardner's remarkable debut short-sThe proprietor of a bowling alley whose artist daughter paints only phalluses. A ninth-grade girl who marries in haste only to be faced with her husband's impotence. A libidinous poet who learns the meaning of harassment. The life and loves of a professional lawn-mower. These are just a few of the distinctive stories that make up Mark Winegardner's remarkable debut short-story collection. Winegardner, whose rich and epic novel Crooked River Burning gave the much-maligned city of Cleveland a fresh and vibrant aspect, now returns to the Midwest that he knows so intimately and casts a piercingly compassionate eye on its denizens. The result is a kaleidoscopic picture of a people who are arrogant and humble, faithful and disloyal, driven and floundering-a people who are finally, America itself....
|Title||:||That's True of Everybody|
|Number of Pages||:||252 Pages|
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That's True of Everybody Reviews
This guy came to my college one time and totally thought I was AWESOME, so naturally I totally respect him as an author and as an extremely brilliant man. That said, this book of stories was pretty embarrassing. Felt like he wrote it when he was like twenty or something. Buh.
Having enjoyed Wineardner's novel, Crooked River Burning, I was left rather disappointed in his collection of short stories. A few of the early ones were good, but then I felt as if i was reading a collection of chapters, each from a different never completed book.
Depressing little vignettes, so pathetically human, sometimes very funny, often sad. Everything is so clearly drawn but with no real beginnings or endings. It is akin to reading sharp, clear photographs.
Another one of my favorite book of short stories. My personal favorites from this book are stories from a section entitled "Tales of Academic Lunacy." I haven't read any of his other work at all. If you have, I'd love to hear what you think of it.
i do like short stories, and i like this author- win/win! Mr. Winegardner's style is appealing, and the stories are diverse. basically about middle class life, but with a twist.
A nice collection of short stories.
Short story collection set in OH and IN primarily. The characters all have hard-luck lives and are sympathetic and relatable. Reminded me of Knockemstiff, although not as dark.
I don't usually like short stories but these were well-written and organized.