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Product Details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145378618X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453786185
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,977,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Parham's delivery is so slick and his punchlines so accessible ... he has mastered the art of the humorous list and proves that he really only needs one sentence to bring you to tears with laughter.
--Weston Locher (amazon.com review)

In his second collection, Parham is at his best ... he writes about his own experiences ... his experiences will resonate and amuse ... great image(s), written with dry humor, in the author's own voice. --ForeWord Clarion Book Reviews

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Barry Parham is the award-winning author of humor columns, essays and short stories. He is a recovering software freelancer and a music fanatic.

Parham is the author of the 2009 sleeper, "Why I Hate Straws," his debut collection of humor and satire including the award-winning stories, 'Going Green, Seeing Red' & 'Driving Miss Conception.'

In October 2010, Parham published "Sorry, We Can't Use Funny," another award-winning collection of general-topic satire and humor, and the more targeted "Blush: Politics and other unnatural acts." He followed up in 2011 with "The Middle-Age of Aquarius," a growing-old-but-not-so-gracefully vehicle for the award-winners 'Comfortably Dumb,' 'Snowblind' and 'The Zodiac Buzz-Killer.'

"Full Frontal Stupidity" (2012), Parham's 5th collection of humor, satire and observations, features more award-winning stories, including 'Skirts vs. Skins' and 'Scenes From a Maul.'

Most recently, the author released two new collections, "Chariots of Ire" and "You Gonna Finish That Dragon?" Both books (sold separately) comprise the author's mathematically-challenged two-book trilogy, "It's, like, America and stuff."

Parham's work has also been featured in three national humor anthologies:
"My Funny Valentine" (2011)
"Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales" (2012)
"My Funny Major Medical" (2012)

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I laughed from cover to cover.
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Parham exudes hilarity in every sentence.
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Clever, dry, witty, brilliant humor.
Whitney Brock

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Whitney Brock on December 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
Barry Parham should be writing for Hollywood. "Sorry We Can't Use Funny" is not just a collection of witty stories about life - (that we can all relate to)...EVERY sentence is dripping with hilarity. Clever, dry, witty, brilliant humor. I wanted to pick a favorite story to highlight in this review but it's impossible. Many thanks for the laughs and for letting me know maybe it isn't just me, afterall.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Russell on January 23, 2011
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This book is a collection of articles on a variety of topics, current events to technology to medical procedures. No one is safe from Barry's dry wit, including himself. His observations are very funny!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bobbie on December 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
Parham's does it again,he has mastered the art of humor with his punch lines.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.I give it a big thumbs up!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
Parham exudes hilarity in every sentence. Thought provoking, insightful, and just down right funny. I throughly enjoyed this book and just ordered "Why I hate Straws" when I finished reading this one. Keep it up, Mr. Parham, you bring a sense of humor to an otherwise mundane world!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mckendree Long on December 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Every bit as good as his first comic read, and his third book BLUSH awaits me at the beach. Can't wait, but I'll have trouble getting it away from Old Whatshername. I swear, this is like having Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams on paper. Parham takes zero prisoners.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MyJack on December 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
I laughed `till I cried reading the "Duke Sigmoid" colonoscopy story. One of the funniest things I've ever read.

I was absolutely enthralled and held spellbound reading the "Clay Pigeon" short story. I felt I could taste the art of the wordsmith in this skillful writing.

As a side, I have never visually witnessed the verbal meshing of character and intelligence so powerfully displayed as written in the dedication page of this book.
What a wordsmith and gifted writer. It brought tears to my aged eyes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Nichols on December 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
Parham does what what we all need to do; find humor in our life experiences and occasionally laugh at ourselves. He also is adept at satirizing those who take themselves all too seriously; politicians, the media and other self important people. No apologies necessary, we all CAN use some funny in our lives. Two thumbs up to his 2nd tome as well as "Why I Hate Straws."
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