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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Really Short Reading List

There was a rumor that I’d grown a tumor, but I killed it with humor.
Sherman Alexie


At a recent Dr.'s appointment, I read Sherman Alexie's short story War Dances in the August 10th, 2009 issue of the New Yorker.

I know what you're thinking, "You're lying. No medical waiting room would have a current copy of any magazine." Well (and I'm an expert on this, having been to many waiting rooms recently), offices are keeping their magazine subscriptions current. That's why health care costs have skyrocketed. Read the Obama plan carefully, it includes subscriptions to pricey (and pretentious, east-coast, intellectual) magazines like Architectural Digest. Under the Republican plan you'd get five-year old copies of Guns and Ammo.

Now, where was I before I interrupted myself? Oh yeah, this short story made me laugh out loud (LOL for you kids). I highly recommend it. It was so funny that I plan to buy his new collection of short stories when it comes out next month.

Hey, I have cancer. I'm not taking a chance on finishing a full length novel.

1 comment:

  1. You're right, these stores are funny, and long, you had that much time. My dentist office has Sports Illustrated, I can't wait for my check up next week - I'll get to read about the last Super Bowl.

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