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Jack Pendarvis is Awesome, Reads Awesome

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Jack Pendarvis, author of the hilarious Your Body is Changing, which we reviewed last year, will be reading from his equally funny, Pendarvisly quirky new book Awesome tonight at 5pm @ Book Soup.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be 50-feet-tall and be totally into robots and nearly lose the maybe-love of your life who is not a giant such as yourself? Pendarvis clearly has, and the result of such dreaming is Awesome: the book and the character, for the giant who fancies himself quite dashing in a derby and who spends the novel chasing down his normal-sized love, Glorious Jones, is named Awesome. Get it?

If you are into humor, or at least giant weiner humor, this is a book for you. Think Chuck Palahniuk at his raunchiest, but softened by a gaussian blur, with a love story tossed in. Here's a taste:

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"How would cutting off my own weiner affect my love life?
Not very much, I assumed.
Love isn't just about hanky panky.
Plus, what good had my giant weiner ever done me? I wasn't in love with a giant woman. I was in love with Glorious Jones."

The kind of guy who ponders the sexual concerns of giants is a guy you should definitely meet. Shame on you if you don't, tonight at 5pm @ Book Soup.