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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (November 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059533640X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595336401
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,433,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Todd A lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he publishes Popshot.net. He records music under the name The Hit On List; loves the Ramones, Levis and Converse All Stars; and hates saxophone solos in rock songs.

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Todd A loves Morrissey, puppy dogs, the Ramones and Disneyland. He dislikes harmonicas in general, saxophone solos in rock songs and people who back into parking spaces. He has written two novels as far as you know -- Being Good and Barry's Cherries. He also writes songs and performs wherever he can convince people to let him. Visit his website at www.Todd-A.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D_M on February 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
"I have a degree in English. My hobbies include correcting people's grammar and playing Scrabble. I own easily half a dozen dictionaries and a few thesauri. So I can tell you with authority that this was f---- up."

That statement from Slav O Se doesn't even commence "Being Good," the devilish debut novel from Todd A. Slav is already knee-deep in it by the time he begins to describe another way the X chromosome sends his life askew.

Then again, women are his life.

Like a more stylish Ignatius Reilly with Charles Bukowski imprints, Slav relates his travels through a minefield of living single, loving poly- and shaping young ladies as an English teacher at the all-girls prep school. Then there are the political battles at the school and the turd brain acquaintance who kick-starts his downfall.

Todd A. spins these stories into an irresistible collection of barstool diary insights. His prose is clean, sharp and witty and creates plenty of conflict out of the twentysomething male experience.

Do you cheer for Slav? Loathe him? Feel sorry for him when no good deed goes unpunished? No doubt he places himself in several compromising positions (some that he rather enjoys) but Slav is not despicable. At times, he's actually a good-hearted guy, but he won't tell you that. And once a girl reaches 19, he can't always say it anyway. While his hard-edged honesty can't be doubted, Slav's not as invulnerable as he seems.

Todd A.'s ability to dance on that fine line creates the backbone for this book and Slav's complexity elicits all kinds of thoughts and questions about his motivations that he sums up at the end with one succinct, sensible explanation.

His participation in the "veritable goat rodeo" has been justified.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hard Barned on February 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
Slav is a witty, willing, and able professor who proficiently navigates (mostly successfully) a female minefield of his own creation. Being Good is his chance to put it all in perspective. It is perfectly clear that he loves women and cannot avoid their multiple temptations which often get him into trouble, but it is also evident that Slav really cares about his students (all girls) and he is willing to go to great lengths to protect them. It is this volatile combination of hysterically funny mishaps involving the opposite sex and honest, deadpan insights into the mind of a skeptical, intelligent twentysomething male that make Being Good great, from start to finish.
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By benslack on January 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
Todd A comes out swinging with his first book, and I must say it's a winner. It's an ideal read for men in their "young adult" years, but everyone could find some way to relate to the story's main character, Slav O Se. He's basically your average late 20s guy, who is pretty happy with his life and his job. But things start to go wrong, starting with a new boss who he doesn't see eye to eye with. Slav is not a bad guy, actually he has good intentions with everything he does. However, these intentions almost always find a way to get him in trouble. Slav is smart, though. He always finds a way to claw himself out of whatever hole he's fallen into. But it's tough to do that when the odds aren't in your favor... Especially when you're a teacher at an all girls school and you have to answer to all the tight asses in the city.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves their job, hates their job, hates their boss, loves their boss, loves being single, misses being single, or is just trying to be good despite all the temptations of being a normal, single person.
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I bought this book based on the recommendation of Stephen Green (Aka Vodkapundit.com) and loved it. It was one of those rare moments where I actually slowed down my reading so I could enjoy it longer. The honestly written male character is very refreshing. The "laugh out loud" moments aren't bad either. Big thumbs up!

I'm definitely going to follow this author and see what other gems he has out there.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Green on August 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the book I tried - and mostly failed - to write years ago. Fun, funny, and shocking. Just keep it away from your wife and/or girlfriend, because she'd learn too many of our Most Sacred Guy Secrets from reading it.

Highly recommended.
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