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Cruel shoes

by Steve Martin

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Cruel Shoes I Love This Book   (2010-10-30)

Excellent

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by potatodel

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin is one of the funniest books I have ever read, and I've read hundreds, maybe thousands of books. Highlights include the title piece, actually about cruel shoes, which are both left feet, one of them is too short, and the other is curved inwards with razorblades to hold the feet in place (I think this is right, it's been awhile since I've read it...), the story of the women without bones (Humanus de filet), the story of the Diarrhea Gardens of El Camino Real (self-explanitory), and the acknowledgements page (yakkity yak yak yakkity yak yakkity). The only downside is the poems, which seem to be totally random and aren't really humorous at all.
If you lie wacky, goofy humor, and remember the year winter lasted nine minutes, this book is for you. At whatever price, it's a steal!




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