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"Mickey Z. has thought a lot about politics and a lot about sex. He's thought about politics while having sex, and about sex while having politics. As a result, Mr. Z. has written an orgasmic Left revolt-book! I am surprised that I liked the novel, actually. I didn't know that I enjoyed anything written after 1931." -- Sparrow, poet and presidential candidate --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Mickey Z.'s CPR for Dummies is a ribald collage of styles, points of view, and blasphemies. Written loosely in the style of a play, the novel includes the author as a character, a sex-crazed priest and a confession-booth orgy to rival the best of Rabelais. Both satiric and insightful, the book manages to invoke both Armageddon and optimism. With politics sure to rile even the most self-righteous liberal, Mickey pulls off a tour de force -- a textbook within a play within a parody within an urban memoir. It is a book that is as tongue in cheek as Vonnegut and Bukowski -- funny, sexy, surprising and entirely iconoclastic." -- Christine Hamm, author of The Transparent Dinner, poetry --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
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Advice and counsel from a self-promoting swamp creature from the '70s based on his experiences as a "personal trainer" for former celebrities is of... Read more
I pretty much groaned when I started reading this. Okay another book by a guy that finds it easier to write experimentally because you don't have to flesh out characters or make... Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Sue Lange
This is a hard book to rate because the story is a 1 but the style is a 5. Let's call it a 3.
Mickey Z wrote the book in a really fun way; interactive with varying... Read more