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Books – Office Girl: A Novel by Joe Meno

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The cover of this book is pretty in pink, featuring a beautiful girl on a bicycle. You learn to love the main character Odie (pronounced O-deel). This twenty-something is struggling to find her own groove. Her adventures are a blend of work, love, and play.

Enter Jack Blevins, a questionable man of twenty-five who is trying to capture the ins and outs of life via a tape recorder. A bit nerdy and needy, this bespectacled lost soul crosses paths with Odie and a bit of a spark ignites. However, their connection begins a roller coaster of flurries.

Written in short narrative pages and quick moving passages, the fun is the peek inside the world of the turbulent twenties of two different characters. Office Girl is a fresh observation of a girl on a bicycle celebrating life’s youthful adventures. Author Joe Meno captures the voice of Odie and Jack in a fun whimsical book.

There are some fun doodles within the book, too! A bit saucy, Office Girl book is a joy to read.

Book Facts:

Office Girl: A Novel by Joe Meno

2012 Akashic Books 280 pp

ISBN-13: 978-1-1775-075-2

www.akashicbooks.com

 

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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