3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Thoughtful, funny, with a lot of heart,
This review is from: The Fried Twinkie Manifesto: and other tales of disaster and damnation (Paperback)
The Fried Twinkie Manifesto is a great book to get some laughs while also having your intellect massaged and your heart strings pulled with stories about family, religion, loss, friendship and what matters most in life. The writing is rich with authentic characters, but also has solid doses of magical realism, historical re-imaginings and adept religious and political commentary.
The stories range from short, humorous vignettes to full-blown narratives that challenge assumptions and resonate emotionally while managing to never being didactic or preachy. Also many of the stories are quite funny. Think Bill Bryson, but edgier.
A very good mix of philosophy, religion, humor, and the occasional use of recreational drugs. Definitely a page-turner!