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Two Scoops is Just Right: 78 Funny Original Short Stories Paperback – October 5, 2009
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From the Back Cover
- 5 Stars... A choice pick for short fiction fans. ~ Midwest Book Reviews.
- Really funny... If you want a good laugh (and who doesn't) you MUST pick this book up. MUST. ~ The Book Journal
- A fun read... If you want a good laugh buy this book, read this book, then buy one for a friend. ~ Barbara Kent, Success Books
- Who knew an economist could have a sense of humour? ~ PaulTheBookGuy Podcast
Praise for "Three Scoops" Is A Blast!
- "Just like your first book, this is a hit. Everyone should grab a copy!"
- "Alex Carrick has surpassed himself and brought back the charm of the perfect short story. You will not be disappointed."
More About the Author
He is currently enjoying his 26th year of employment with Reed Construction Data - CanaData. When asked how he has managed to achieve such career longevity, he is fond of replying, "I've done it one day at a time."
Mr. Carrick received an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1971. He also completed the first year towards a Doctorate while living at U of T's Massey College.
He has delivered presentations throughout North America on the Canadian, United States and world economic and construction outlooks. Mr Carrick has also made videos on various topics for Reed Construction Data web sites. This has required the development of a whole new skill set.
Mr. Carrick lives in Toronto, Canada and is married with three children, plus a lazy dog and a crazy cat that round out the household. Much of the family's life revolves around the cottage on Georgian Bay. Mrs. Carrick (Donna) is also an author, mainly in the crime-writing field.
Top Customer Reviews
His funny, tongue-in-cheek stories cover everything from "The Frightening World of Drug Disclaimers" to "A Mathematical Proof that Economists Are Sexy". Some of the stories will make you make you laugh out loud, some will make you smile and some will make you say hmmm. There is something in this book for everyone regardless of whether you are Canadian or American.
As I read the book, I was brought back to those wonderful days when, as a teen visiting my uncle, I would read the ever present Reader's Digest. "Bathroom reading" he called it and I knew he was referring to the fact that each article was just about the right size to accompany a visit to the john. Each chapter in "Two Scoops" is just about the right size too.
If you want a good laugh buy this book, read this book, then buy one for a friend.
I have never read the author's writings on economics (his primary area of expertise), but he doesn't seem to know much about fiction/creative nonfiction writing. The user who compared him to Erma Bombeck and Mark Twain made me die inside a little bit.
If you want to read something like this, you can do it for free on pretty much any amateur writer's online blog. He can spell, he can use proper grammar, but the stories are pointless and unfinished.
Alex Carrick talks about everything from family, to recycling, to death. He writes in a way that he would speak to you if you were in front of you. There are 78 short stories in total and not one of them is disappointing. He writes about topics that interest each and every one of us, and topics that we all talk about with our friends. He somehow manages to find the right mix to add that extra twist and make the reader laugh out loud.
If you want a good laugh (and who doesn't) you MUST pick this book up. MUST.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a fun book to read. Nice articles about family life. Will try to read his other books also.Published on March 14, 2013 by Donna Davis
I enjoyed the finesse of the author's short stories as well as his unique perspective of life, family, work and the "Beaster Bunny". Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Sara