Drawings from the Cheap Seats: A Collection of Sports Cartoons by Richard Harris, Jr

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AuthorHouse, 2004 - Humor - 124 pages
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Three hundred sixty-six sketches of actual saints on their designated feast days, written from an alternative, contemporary, and humorous perspective. Not a collection of "gay saints," each "life" is campy and irreverent, but not sacrilegious, vulgar, or insensitive. There has never been anything like it in print and there should be.

Each "day" includes the saint's traditional or an apt patronage, an appropriate show tune or theme song, a motto, a symbol in art or iconography, and a celebrity's mundane birthday.

For example, St. Simeon the Mad gets forty hours of community service time feeding the poor from Judge Judy's court for stealing bread for the needy. Alex Trebek must endure the sheer stupidity of the Three Stooges on a Jeopardy show. St. Rose of Lima reveals her Twelve Steps to Sainthood. St. Veronica gets advice on cleaning her veil.

Collect 300 days indulgence for every time you laugh out loud . . . a totally contemptible, contemporary source. Parental discretion is advised. If your mother hates it, you'll love it . . . Is this book for real? No, not really.

Take it any way but seriously.


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About the author (2004)

Richard Harris is the author of 36 travel guidebooks and history books about the American West, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. A gourmet cook, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is president of the New Mexico Book association and past president of the writers' organization PEN New Mexico.

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