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Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Livingston Pr (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604890878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604890877
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,049,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Kun is the critically acclaimed author of The Locklear Letters (a BookSense #1 selection) and You Poor Monster (a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a Borders Original Voices selection, and Baltimore magazine s selection as the best novel of 2006), among other works of fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications for more than two decades. In addition to practicing law, he currently writes about the National Football League for The Washington Post website. He, his wife Amy and their daughter Paige live in Los Angeles California.

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Michael Kun was born on November 28, 1962. He is the son of Richard and Beatrice Kun. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, as well as the School of Law of the University of Virginia.

Michael sold his first novel, A Thousand Benjamins, while he was in law school. The novel was published in 1990. After many rumors of his death, which can be read right here on amazon.com, Kun returned with The Locklear Letters in 2003.

Since then, Kun has published three more novels -- My Wife and My Dead Wife, You Poor Monster, and Everybody Says Hello. He has also published the short story collection Corrections to My Memoirs, and has co-authored The Baseball Uncyclopedia and The Football Uncyclopedia. His work also appears in The X-Mas Men.

Michael has never had a cavity.

He also has no tattoos or piercings.

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The ending is perfect and very satisfying.
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Reads so fast you will finish it in one sitting . . . even if you are not constipated!
Richard Rabicoff
Everybody Says Hello embodies that perfect summer book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rabicoff on April 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
There are only three words to describe this uproarious, hilarious, and endearing novel: uproarious, hilarious, and endearing.

There are 3 types of people who should read Everybody Says Hello:

If you are a Michael Kun fan (and who isn't?), Everybody Says Hello will fan the flames of your fandom.
If you enjoyed The Locklear Letters (and who didn't?), you will adore Everybody Says Hello.
If you love Jewish humor written by gentiles (and who doesn't?), you will kvel as if the author were your youngest child.

Everybody Says Hello is such a fabulous book that it reduces even the most pompous critics to spewers of blurbs. For example:

The funniest letters since St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians!
Reads so fast you will finish it in one sitting . . . even if you are not constipated!
Delivers at least two laughs per page, even on those pages with only one word!
Epitomizes the epistolary novel: All pistols appearing in the first chapter are fired in the last chapter!
Best use of the color yellow (Yellow Pages, Yellow Cake, yellow narrator) since Alice Walker's The Color Yellow.
Examines what people really mean when they say "Everybody Says Hello"!
Provides the most incisive survey of American hotels and motels since Lolita!
Read it before Denise Richards sues the author for defamation of character!
Read it before the author counter-sues Denise Richards for defamation of character!
(Spoiler alert) The book not only has a happy ending, it ends happily!

Michael Kun, you are the Big Ka-Kun-a!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. verdi on April 17, 2012
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Michael Kun has done it again. All the hallmarks of the Kun Style are here--the deft use of irony, the laugh out loud humor with the unexpected turns into pathos, the inventive technique.

I'm amazed at how he can weave a whole complicated story in this epistolary style, especially when told exclusively form one perspective, that of the inimitable Sid Straw. The reader is left to fill in blanks as he complains about stationary, commits outrageous faux pas about coworkers, befriends transvestites and frets over vandalizing yellow pages. Kun gives just enough information for us to imagine the whole messy world Sid is muddling through, and never lapses into staged or situational writing.

Through all we're told a moving story of a rather clueless but decent guy looking to find his share of happiness in an often indifferent or sometimes hostile world. You'll be pulling for Sid the whole way!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Feinstein on April 13, 2012
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"Everybody Says Hello" is a page-turner of a book...not just because some of the pages have a single word on them. As Kun unveils the story of Sid Straw's relocation from Baltimore to LA, things unfold at such a fast pace, and in such an unpredictable way, that you can't stop reading. Sid is almost someone you dont like, yet the way that he is portrayed, you have no choice but to root for him to succeed, no matter what life, or stationery challenges he faces. It has been a while since Sid was introduced to the world in "The Locklear Letters" and I am glad to have learned what he has been up to, and that his exploits are even more entertaining than the last go round. I can only hope that there will be more to come!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gcampbell@home.com on April 10, 2012
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This is the second book Mr. Kun wrote in this unique style and amazingly, he has managed to improve on his first one, The Locklear Letters. Everybody Says Hello is told through a series of letters from the book's protagonist, Sid Straw, whose trials and tribulations will make you feel better about any situation you're likely to encounter. The letters are amusing from the outset and by the time you're finished the book, you will be laughing out loud.

Pick up a copy and you'll be smiling for days.

As an aside, it's not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but of you haven't read Locklear Letters, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of it as well.
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By Alfonso Navarrete on February 14, 2014
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it was an entertaining, funny and interesting book that i look forward to reading again, and again, and again. it won its place in my bookshelf.
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When someone I know asks me for a book recommendation, I usually throw out The Locklear Letters, by Michael Kun. It's one of the funniest books I've ever read and if the person asking me isn't a big reader, it's an easy novel to get through. That being said, I now have two books in the funny area to share with friends. Michael has a follow-up novel that brings Sid Straw back to the page!

Everybody Says Hello is written in the same format as The Locklear Letters; letters from our main character, Sid Straw, to people across the country including his nephew, bosses, parents, magazine subscription departments, motel managers, transvestites, his ex-girlfriend, the securities exchange commission, Heather Locklear, and many more!

I feel like one of the best parts about these two books is what isn't said. Mr. Kun has a talent for telling us exactly what we need to know about the story without inundating us with all of the letters that Sid receives or any external dialogue. If someone told me about the novel and said, "it's funny letters from one guy to a bunch of people," I would have a hard time understanding where the story would actually come out, but Michael has no problem doing just that. With false imprisonment, defamation suits, and a lot of out-of-court settlements, you'll have a fantastic time reading this novel.

It's a one or two sitting book that will have you howling!
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