Bruce Bonafede is an author, ghostwriter, and humorist. His humor book "Nobody Knows My Name by Anonymous" was published in August 2013. His award-winning drama "Advice to the Players" was included in the anthology "The Best Short Plays--1986" and is being published in a new edition by Samuel French. He lives in Southern California.
This book is very funny. I laughed out loud many times. But I think it's also very original, at least I've never seen anything like it. It takes almost every aspect of a book - title and author, length of chapters, subject matter, the publication process itself - and turns it on its head. Even the index is little more than an excuse for more humor. And I think the whole premise that this is a man writing his life story should be taken with a grain of salt; it's a loose framework at most, since unrelated comedy pieces are dropped in at what appears to be complete random. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to any of it - which I suspect is the point. The book embraces irrationality with great verve, even joy. It's a very fast read and may take you only a few of hours to get through it, but they will be hours well spent. Five stars, hands down.