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Teaser Tuesday

Not mine!

I want to stress that I'm not posting my own writing - I'm just using the subject line.

I started the book I Love You, Beth Cooper, by Larry Doyle, last night. Before I even read the first page, I turned to the author bio on the back flap. It reads:

Larry Doyle, a former writer for "The Simpsons," works in showbiz and writes funny things for the New Yorker. He lives outside Baltimore with his wife, Becky, their three children, and one dog, until it dies, and then no more dogs, according to the wife.


I started reading the book in bed, and was laughing so hard throughout the first chapter that I kept waking my husband up.

Ahhh. I was ready for a funny book.

This is a "crossover" book, I believe. Technically a YA, but with adult appeal, kind of like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

*is envious*

I wish my YA had crossover appeal.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


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Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Somebody in my Saturday reading group brought that book, and like you I laughed at the author bio. And the illustrations? It really does look like a lot of fun.
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I have a feeling you and I have similar funny bones.
Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm sold. Gonna have to read that one! :)
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
I'll have to start reading earlier tonight, so as not to keep DH awake!
Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sounds like fun; I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
It's a hoot so far!
Oct. 23rd, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Great endorsement! Happy Tuesday back atcha!
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Oct. 23rd, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
FYI - it is marketed as an adult book. Adult book, adult publisher. I am sure it WOULD have YA appeal, but nobody has ever presented to me as a YA book.

(Which is why, incidentally, I've never even looked at it and had no idea what it was about or like, or who that guy was -- now I'll have to remedy that.)

ps I sent your book today.

Oct. 24th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Ahh, gotcha.

I guess I was thinking more along the lines of "Teens will love this, even though it's an adult book." But you're right: it's not technically YA.

And yay for my book on its way!
Nov. 4th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
I liked that book a lot. Very clever and funny!
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