Have a Weird Day: Reflections And Ruminations on the Saint Louis Experience

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Floppinfish Publishing Company, Apr 1, 2003 - Humor - 272 pages
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A compilation of 62 mostly-humorous columns published in The Riverfront Times from 1991 to 1999, and re-worked for publication. Highly topical to St. Louis and the Midwest, characters include a Sasquatch-creature named Mo-Mo, a good Samaritan milkman, and a foul-mouthed, piano-playing grandma. Readers are taken to the funeral of a dog, a nudist camp, and a tavern where a dying man is holding his own wake. Stage has been compared to Damon Runton in style and choice of topics, although he feels a closer literary connection to P.J. O'Rourke and S. J. Perelman.

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Introduction 11
The Milkman Cometh 25
Defending Columbus 45

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About the author (2003)

While working as a VD epidemiologist with the Center for Disease Control, assigned to the St Louis City Health Department, Wm. Stage began to contribute features and columns to local newspapers. Eventually he left the public health business but continued as a journalist. His man-on-the-street column, Street Talk, which ran in The Riverfront Times from 1982 to 2005, was arguably the most widely-read column in St. Louis. Stage has taught photo-journalism at St. Louis University and is the author of five non-fiction works.

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