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Olive Juice ...and Other Thoughts on Love, Heartbreak and Moving Forward Paperback – July 18, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Diag Productions (July 18, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967975557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967975559
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,076,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you enjoy the "Chicken Soup" series, this is the inspirational tome for you. -- Heritage Newspapers, August 20, 2000

From the Author

OLIVE JUICE was a labor of love. I sincerely hope reading it touches you as much as writing it touched me.

More About the Author

Eric Champnella was born and raised in suburban Detroit.

During his senior year at the University of Michigan, he started doing stand-up comedy at the student-run comedy showcase, Laughtrack. By the time Champnella graduated, he was a paid comic working the area comedy clubs. A few months later, he was named one of the hosts of the Detroit-based, PBS television show Club Connect, going on to write and produce for the Emmy Award winning program.

Moving to Los Angeles, he became a regular at the famed Improvisation comedy club in Hollywood and appeared on MTV and A&E's Evening at the Improv, as well as in several sit-coms and films.

As a screenwriter, Champnella co-wrote the Whoopi Goldberg comedy, Eddie; co-wrote the Bernie Mac baseball movie, Mr. 3,000; and wrote and directed the family comedy Mail to the Chief starring Randy Quaid and Elisha Cuthbert for ABC's Wonderful World of Disney. He is currently working on his next feature film.

Olive Juice is his first book.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "ds33" on August 4, 2000
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_Olive Juice_ is a surprising and wonderful debut. I bought the book on the strong recommendation of a friend and was happily surprised to find the book was even better than advertised.
The book is about the nature of relationships and their maddening fickleness. Champnella skillfully reflects on how our relationships begin in uncertainty and then end in uncertainty, but yet hopefully finding between these two places a solid ground where love can grow, and further reflects on how relationships can prove to be as fleeting as an overhead cloud or as eternal as a rugged crag.
Champnella has shown himself in _Olive Juice_ to be a talented writer, and I look forward to reading his second book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Gaskill on February 2, 2001
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Finally, a non-preachy, humorous book written by someone who understands! This book is for YOU, no matter which side of the breakup fence life finds you on. If you've ever dumped someone, this book will explain your ex's crazed, erratic behaviour; you may even glean some (gasp!) sympathy for your dumpee. If you've ever been dumped, it will explain and reassure YOUR crazed, erratic behavior. It may even stop you from doing something utterly foolish you'll regret forever! Either way, you'll find a friend in the printed words who's been there and will hold your hand through the worst moments. (face it: your friends are tired of hearing about it!)
It's cheaper, faster, and more funny than therapy. I have re-read it 3 times now. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "jennyschulman" on August 2, 2000
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For anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a love, this book is a must. It gives you understanding, insight, and hope. This book definitely shows you that there is light and beauty at the end of the tunnel
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brill on July 25, 2000
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For anyone who has ever suffered after a broken relationship - or plans to - the author reveals the road back to good humor, using his own real-life experience as an unexpected "dumpee".
This is an exceptionally quick and pleasant read. The chapters are short, and most all deliver the one-two healing punch of insight and laughter. The author keeps things easy and conversational, but still manages to imbue his words with heartfelt enthusiasm.
His passion really comes through.
Read. Laugh. Mend...
Give "Olive Juice" a try!
P.S. And it's worth finding out what the title means!
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Very insightful and enlightening! A great way to look at the ending of a relationship. The author put a lot of himself in this book - great perspective!
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