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"I was never expecting the amount of awesomeness in this short little book...A laugh riot of epic proportions..." - Darien Moya, Pants Off Reviews

"Wooten's knack at mastering comedy through extraordinary situations is unsurpassed. If you loved his 'fruit series' you're going to relish what's inside his 'shorts'!" - Gregory G. Allen, author of Well With My Soul

"Wooten's writing is honest, funny, moving...these may be 'shorts' but they made a big impression on me." - Clayton Littlewood, author of Goodbye To Soho and DWB: Tales Of Soho

"This is the gay Bridget Jones diary!"- ASD Publishing

"Writing comedy is not easy and writing intelligent comedy is even more difficult. It is a quality that I've always believed is inherent and not learned and Mr. Wooten possesses this innate talent in spades." - Indigene, The Indie Reviewer

About the Author

ARTHUR WOOTEN is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dizzy, Leftovers, Birthday Pie, On Picking Fruit and Fruit Cocktail. He's also penned the children's picture book Wise Bear William: A New Beginning and the collection of short stories, Arthur Wooten's Shorts. A playwright, his works include the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced in New York City and most recently in Te Anau, New Zealand. For two years he was the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH. Arthur grew up in Andover, MA and now resides in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Galaxias Productions (January 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983563195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983563198
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,927,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ARTHUR WOOTEN is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dizzy, Leftovers, Birthday Pie, On Picking Fruit and Fruit Cocktail. He's penned the children's picture book Wise Bear William: A New Beginning and the collection of short stories, Arthur Wooten's Shorts.

A playwright, his works include the upcoming one person show Dear Henry and the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. It also just launched the new Stage Door Readings series for the Irvington Town Hall Theatre, Irvinginton, NY. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced in New York City and most recently in Te Anau, New Zealand.

Arthur's the humorist for DNA Magazine and the creator of The Dizzy Traveler - a food, entertainment and travel blog. www.thedizzytraveler.blogspot.com

For two years he was the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH.

Arthur grew up in Andover, MA, and now resides in New York City.

www.arthurwooten.com

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carey Parrish on January 29, 2012
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Arthur Wooten, the bestselling author of "Birthday Pie," "On Picking Fruit" and "Fruit Cocktail," has produced yet another instant classic. "Arthur Wooten's Shorts" is a delightful book that includes a short story, "Stroke of Luck," and the famous "Dear Henry Letters" from his tenure with London based reFRESH magazine. Arthur is one of those writers whose next release I always await with zeal, so when he asked me to give this new gem a pre-release read, I couldn't contain my enthusiasm.

"Stroke of Luck" is the tale of celebrity chef Chip Lowell. Chip is utterly confident with himself, not to mention sought after because of his looks as well as his talent. He's on the brink of unveiling a new TV cooking show when a life changing event causes him to do some introspective work... which includes giving scrutiny to every detail in his life, and every person therein as well.

The "Dear Henry Letters" are the culmination of Arthur's two year writing stint for reFRESH. Inside their text you will find a delightful mixture of emotions and side splitting humor as he writes to a fictional lover, Henry, about just why they need to part company. And while parting may be such sweet sorrow, you won't want this one to end.

Arthur Wooten's Shorts, inside and out, is a dynamic entry in this multi talented scribe's bibliography of hits. An immediate success, readers won't be disappointed in the least and Mr. Wooten's ever growing fan base is in for a treat. It's that good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David G. Hallman on March 12, 2012
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Arthur Wooten has a finely honed ear and very skilled pen.

Wooten utilizes the subtle nuances of language to capture both the dramatic and the mundane in his characters' lives and to tell their stories in ways that give us alternating giggles and lumps in our throats.

His newest book entitled "Arthur Wooten's Shorts" is an imaginative compilation of a short story and a series of columns that he had written while he was the humorist for the London magazine reFRESH.

It is not easy to write humor well. Wooten knows how. There is raucousness to many of his scenes yet the idiosyncratic behavior of his characters doesn't slide off into slapstick. Rather, his comedy acts as a light veneer over a poignancy from which I always take away some deeply-felt and finely-crafted lesson for life.

Having enjoyed "Arthur Wooten's Shorts", it now rests on my bookshelves along side an impressive and growing collection of the published works that I have appreciated by author Arthur. Keep them coming, Mr. Wooten.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gregory G. Allen on January 30, 2012
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How Arthur Wooten has not been swept up by Hollywood to write for them is beyond me. His twisted brain can come up with the most hilarious situations and literally takes `gay wit' to a new level. I've read all of what Wooten has written and if you haven't, you will be buying up all of his books after reading Shorts. Wooten calls them "shorts" - I call them "appetizers" leaving me wanting more in this delicious meal! The man's skill & style as a storyteller pulls the reader in instantly - never letting go as his deftly crafted tales make these shorts feel as if we've known the characters forever. Arthur Wooten's Shorts (like the clothing it recalls) covers just enough to let your mind wander, but reveals much in very few masterfully written pages! Click on "buy book now" ... you know you want to see what's inside those shorts!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Oswald on January 30, 2012
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"Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get," Forrest Gump's mother used to say. But if you open the cover of "Arthur Wooten's Shorts" (a collection of the finest short stories by one of the finest contemporary authors), you may just find out--a delightful, humorous, funny, reality-inspired experience to help you re-examine aspects of your own life.

Go on, open the box... Open the book and start reading. You'll become part of Wooten's fascinating writing universe and fall in love with the author's power of storytelling. And you'll join the rest of us, Arthur Wooten's fans, way before you finish the read.

Arthur Wooten's collection of short stories combines "Stroke of Luck," a work of fiction, yet a reflection of the reality surrounding us, with the funny, comical and imaginative "'Dear Henry' Letters" the author wrote for London magazine reFRESH. "Arthur Wooten's Shorts" is yet another delightful literary treat from the author of "On Picking Fruit," "Fruit Cocktail" and "Birthday Pie."
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