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A Ridiculously Inconsistent Treasury Paperback – Large Print, May 15, 2013
About the Author
Originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan, Clark Brooks is the author of "Ridiculously inconsistent trickle of consciousness", an award-winning blog devoted to his humorous insights on life. He also has numerous internet columns and magazine articles to his credit. He helped write and produce “Ten at the Top in Tampa Bay”, a documentary film about women leaders in governement. In addition, he covers the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning as a staff writer for Raw Charge.com. He’s also an ordained minister who has done professional announcing, acting and singing. Now residing in Tampa, Florida, he has devoted his life to trying in vain to understand and navigate the arbitrary complexities of life and the people who live it, all while refusing to take any of it too seriously.
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One of the most consistant features of that voice is that it's always funny, often 'laugh out loud even though your in a public place' funny. In fact the opening paragraph of one piece ended with a sentence that caught me so off guard that I had to put the book down until I could regain my composure (I was laughing so hard). Brooks' content and style put him easily in a class with great story tellers like David Sedaris and Jean Shepherd. The book's only shortcoming is that it's over too soon, and there isn't a whole stack of Clark Brooks books waiting for me to read. I hope he publishes some more, and soon.
But, I can also tell you that I regularly tell my friends they're not funny, so I don't have any fear of this "friendship" tainting this review. I know funny.
This book is not funny. It's hilarious.
A man who can look at a sock on the ground and turn it into a story with laugh-out-loud potential is talented. Clark Brooks is truly that kind of talented.
If you like slightly warped views on the world, you will absolutely love this book. Clark manages to take mundane tasks in life and turns them into mini-sodes of the best written sit-coms. Since such television programming is few and far between, do yourself a favor and read this book and let the TV of your mind do the rest of the work.
For instance, while most of us who use the drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant just order and go, Clark has a complete Tele-novella experience. Do you think going to the self-check out lane is an arduous task? Find out how Clark manages that lane. Hell, even signing up online to become an ordained minister is far from run of the mill. Oh man, and do NOT, I repeat DO NOT piss him off. The things he would say if he was a jerk would blow your mind if you ever knew what he was thinking but you won't because he isn't that much of a jerk ... or so he says.
Anyway, I don't want to give too much away. I haven't literally (and I mean that literally not some hipster 'my-vocabulary-is-lacking' sort of literally) laughed out loud this much while reading a book since perusing the demands my ex-husband was making during our divorce.