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The great kisser

Author: David Evanier
Publisher: Akron, Ohio : Rager Media, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A whirling top most of his life, Michael Goldberg's world changes when his dying shrink bequeaths to him the tapes of thirty years of Michael's therapy sessions. The tapes give Michael a second chance in middle age: they unlock his life for him, as a gallery of absurd and touching characters, events and scenes spring out of his past: the shrink who cracks up and reverses roles with Michael when his wife dies; a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evanier, David.
Great kisser.
Akron, Ohio : Rager Media, 2007
(OCoLC)608530119
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Evanier
ISBN: 1599753391 9781599753393 0979209129 9780979209123
OCLC Number: 77528353
Description: 171 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The tapes --
The man who gave up women --
Sabbath candles on Brooklyn Bridge --
The great kisser --
Danny and me --
Scraps --
The better man --
Rabbits in the fields of strangers.
Responsibility: David Evanier.

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A whirling top most of his life, Michael Goldberg's world changes when his dying shrink bequeaths to him the tapes of thirty years of Michael's therapy sessions. The tapes give Michael a second chance in middle age: they unlock his life for him, as a gallery of absurd and touching characters, events and scenes spring out of his past: the shrink who cracks up and reverses roles with Michael when his wife dies; a first love encountered again in desperate, ravaged middle age; a Communist Party leader who "would rather be a lamppost in Moscow than President of the United States"; a "glistening failure" of a father who is a cheerleader of Michael's defeat ("You can fail, Michael, if you try! I did it, why can't you?"); the fetish porn-drenched world of old TImes Square; a Holocaust survivor Michael meets on September 11th who cannot confront his experience; a Hollywood of elderly Jewish moguls, scholarly and bizarre, "who seemed to have been shipped fresh to California from New York like onion bagels or seeded bialies"---- men like Michael's mentor, Julius Birnbach, creator of the cult classic, The Curse of the Evil Midgets. As Michael reclaims his life, The Great Kisser becomes a story of gratitude ---- of many kisses ---- by its climax ...

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