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Rebel Without Applause

Rebel Without Applause [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504032659
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Rebel Without Applause by Book Resume:

Jay Landesman recalls the America of the 1950s and the performers and writers he knew. His magazine Neurotica published Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Bernstein, and others, and he set up the Midwestern cabaret theatre where Lenny Bruce, Barbara Streisand, Woody Allen, and others were spotted.

Rebel Without Applause

Rebel Without Applause [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847677185
Author: Lemn Sissay
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Rebel Without Applause by Lemn Sissay Book Resume:

Lemn Sissay's poems are laid into the streets of downtown Manchester, feature on the side of a public house in the same city and have been emblazoned on a central London bus route. He has been published in press as diverse as the the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent to The Face and Dazed & Confused. He has been commissioned to write poetry, documentaries and plays for Radio 1 and Radio 4. He has been involved in television in the roles of writing, performing and presenting. He is published in over sixty books and featured on the Leftfield album Leftism, which has sold over five million copies worldwide. Rebel Without Applause is the collection that started everything for Lemn Sissay.

Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs

Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0252051459
Author: Susan Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs by Susan Davis Book Resume:

Collector of sexual folklore. Cataloger of erotica. Tireless social critic. Gershon Legman's singular, disreputable resume made him a counter-cultural touchstone during his forty-year exile in France. Despite his obscurity today, Legman’s prescient work and passion for the prurient laid the groundwork for our contemporary study of the forbidden.Susan G. Davis follows the life and times of the figure driven to share what he found in civilization's secret libraries. Self-taught and fiercely unaffiliated, Legman collected the risqué on street corners and in theaters and dug it out of little-known archives. If the sexual humor he uncovered often used laughter to disguise hostility and fear, he still believed it indispensable to the human experience. Davis reveals Legman in all his prickly, provocative complexity as an outrageous nonconformist thundering at a wrong-headed world while reveling in conflict, violating laws and boundaries with equal abandon, and pursuing love and improbable adventures. Through it all, he maintained a kaleidoscopic network of friends, fellow intellectuals, celebrity admirers, and like-minded obsessives.

Between Old Worlds and New

Between Old Worlds and New [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838637982
Author: Wilfrid Mellers
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Between Old Worlds and New by Wilfrid Mellers Book Resume:

Wilfrid Mellers ranks among the most eminent of contemporary British writers and lecturers on music. The range of his interest is exceptionally wide, encompassing music from the renaissance to the present day, from Monteverdi to Minimalism, not excluding jazz and many different forms of popular music, as well as music from non-western cultures. That breadth of vision is nowhere more apparent than in his occasional writings. In these necessarily concentrated and closely focused pieces we find the essence of his thinking about music, its nature and its meaning. Written in the first instance for the general reader, they also offer insights that should be of importance to music students in schools, colleges, and universities.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191652466
Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry by Peter Robinson Book Resume:

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry offers thirty-eight chapters of ground breaking research that form a collaborative guide to the many groupings and movements, the locations and styles, as well as concerns (aesthetic, political, cultural and ethical) that have helped shape contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland. The book's introduction offers an anthropological participant-observer approach to its variously conflicted subjects, while exploring the limits and openness of the contemporary as a shifting and never wholly knowable category. The five ensuing sections explore: a history of the period's poetic movements; its engagement with form, technique, and the other arts; its association with particular locations and places; its connection with, and difference from, poetry in other parts of the world; and its circling around such ethical issues as whether poetry can perform actions in the world, can atone, redress, or repair, and how its significance is inseparable from acts of evaluation in both poets and readers. Though the book is not structured to feature chapters on authors thought to be canonical, on the principle that contemporary writers are by definition not yet canonical, the volume contains commentary on many prominent poets, as well as finding space for its contributors' enthusiasms for numerous less familiar figures. It has been organized to be read from cover to cover as an ever deepening exploration of a complex field, to be read in one or more of its five thematically structured sections, or indeed to be read by picking out single chapters or discussions of poets that particularly interest its individual readers.

Gold from the Stone

Gold from the Stone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782119108
Author: Lemn Sissay
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Gold from the Stone by Lemn Sissay Book Resume:

Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and mill workers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums and declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 Olympics, and to millions across our TV screens and the airwaves of BBC Radio. He has become one of the nation's best-loved voices.

Toward a Christian Public Theology of Grace-based Justice - A Theological Exposition and Multiple Interdisciplinary Application of the 6th Sola of the Unfinished Reformation - Volume 9

Toward a Christian Public Theology of Grace-based Justice - A Theological Exposition and Multiple Interdisciplinary Application of the 6th Sola of the Unfinished Reformation - Volume 9 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0359172695
Author: James Waller
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Toward a Christian Public Theology of Grace-based Justice - A Theological Exposition and Multiple Interdisciplinary Application of the 6th Sola of the Unfinished Reformation - Volume 9 by James Waller Book Resume:

Gospel and Kingdom and New Covenant coherent Theological system, Church and Public praxis, inclusive of the theological discussion and application of the 6th Sola of the Unfinished Reformation, viz: Justice by Grace Alone WITHOUT the ongoing Retributive, (or partially Retributive, Purgatorial, Expiational, or non-Redemptive Church and State atoning) Punishments of the Law, whether of God or man. This breaks major new ground for the advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth in the here and now!

The Rebel Café

The Rebel Café [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 142142634X
Author: Stephen R. Duncan
Publisher: JHU Press
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The Rebel Café by Stephen R. Duncan Book Resume:

Ultimately, the book provides a deeper view of 1950s America, not simply as the black-and-white precursor to the Technicolor flamboyance of the sixties but as a rich period of artistic expression and identity formation that blended cultural production and politics.


Brother-Souls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628467711
Author: Ann Charters,Samuel Charters
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Brother-Souls by Ann Charters,Samuel Charters Book Resume:

John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term “Beat Generation” to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes. From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac’s wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes’s manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes’s final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951, he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. Biographer Ann Charters was close to John Clellon Holmes for more than a decade. At his death in 1988 she was one of a handful of scholars allowed access to the voluminous archive of letters, journals, and manuscripts Holmes had been keeping for twenty-five years. In that mass of material waited an untold story. These two ambitious writers, Holmes and Kerouac, shared days and nights arguing over what writing should be, wandering from one explosive party to the next, and hanging on the new sounds of bebop. Through the pages of Holmes’s journals, often written the morning after the events they recount, Charters discovered and mined an unparalleled trove describing the seminal figures of the Beat Generation: Holmes, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and their friends and lovers.

Rebel Without A Clause

Rebel Without A Clause [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 176098325X
Author: Sue Butler
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Rebel Without A Clause by Sue Butler Book Resume:

The English language is changing constantly. We invent new words and phrases, we mash up idioms, we mispronounce, misuse, misappropriate. Sue Butler has heard it all and is ready to defend and disagree with common usage. Veering from tolerance to outrage, she examines how the word sheila took a nose-dive after World War II, considers whether we should hunker or bunker down, and bemoans the emptiness of rhetoric. She shouts 'down with closure' as it leaps from the psychoanalyst's couch, explains why we've lost the plot on deceptively, untangles the manuka honey stoush, fathoms why the treatment of famous is infamous, and ponders whether you would, could or should ... Rebel without a Clause is a fascinatingly idiosyncratic romp through the world of words by lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary Editor, Sue Butler.

Arrested Development

Arrested Development [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474287018
Author: Andrew Calcutt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Arrested Development by Andrew Calcutt Book Resume:

Since the 1990s, both politics and pop culture have been dominated by the twin motifs of the victim and the child. Calcutt traces the history of these motifs back to their origins in the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s, and concludes that the counterculture, far from being liberating, has provided a ready-made verbal and visual language for today's victim culture and the authoritarian politics arising from it. This title discusses the erosion of adulthood as a pop cultural phenomenon that requires demystification and as a social problem which must be overcome.

The Funniest One in the Room

The Funniest One in the Room [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1569764360
Author: Kim Howard Johnson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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The Funniest One in the Room by Kim Howard Johnson Book Resume:

Containing recollections from more than 80 of the comedic giant's closest friends and colleagues, this absorbing biography explores Del Close's old haunts, his sensational past, and the reality behind the tales he told so often. From traveling with a carnival and hanging out with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard to riding with the Merry Pranksters and using a coven of witches to help him kick a lifelong cocaine habit, Close led an incredibly rich life--one whose absurdity proved great fodder for improv theater. Astute and compassionate, Close influenced improvisational theater's greatest comedic talents of the last 50 years--Nichols and May, Lenny Bruce, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Tina Fey--and coached the witty masterminds behind such comedic institutions as Second City, "Saturday Night Live," Groundlings, and the Upright Citizen's Brigade.

The Backstagers Vol. 1

The Backstagers Vol. 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613986645
Author: James Tynion IV
Publisher: Boom! Studios
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The Backstagers Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV Book Resume:

James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you're kinda an outcast. When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he's taken in by the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Hunter, Aziz, Sasha, and Beckett become his new best friends and introduce him to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain that the rest of the school doesn't know about, filled with strange creatures, changing hallways, and a decades-old legend of a backstage crew that went missing and was never found. Collects the first four issues.

The Promise at the Dairy Queen

The Promise at the Dairy Queen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1491785721
Author: Dorothy Sinclair
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Promise at the Dairy Queen by Dorothy Sinclair Book Resume:

Chicago, 1949. She was a 24 year-old college graduate hoping for a career as an actress while waiting for Mr. Right. He was 35, 5’10”, a medical student, handsome and smart. Soon he would leave for his internship in Brooklyn, but he didn’t want to go alone. They met, and Bam! He was exactly what she’d been waiting for. “Now I know why Mama, Taught me to be true. She meant me for someone, Exactly Like You”. It was a perfect match. Or was it? “It doesn’t take long to realize that ‘The Promise at the Dairy Queen’ is more a commitment to self than any bond made with another human being. Although Dorothy’s memoirs take place firmly in an era of change, they come from the spirit of a girl-becomes-woman who’s inner self is stronger than the definition of the times in which she lives. Hers is an inspirational story of identity vs social and family expectations. Dorothy is a double swirl with toppings in a special cone and reading her is just as satisfying.” — Lynn Rosen-Bright, Poet, Playwright.

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780307490728
Author: Gerald Nachman
Publisher: Pantheon
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Seriously Funny by Gerald Nachman Book Resume:

The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: • Mort Sahl, of a new political cynicism • Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, drug, and language revolution • Dick Gregory, of racial unrest • Bill Cosby and Godfrey Cambridge, of racial harmony • Phyllis Diller, of housewifely complaint • Mike Nichols & Elaine May and Woody Allen, of self-analytical angst and a rearrangement of male-female relations • Stan Freberg and Bob Newhart, of encroaching, pervasive pop media manipulation and, in the case of Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, of the banalities of broadcasting • Mel Brooks, of the Yiddishization of American comedy • Sid Caesar, of a new awareness of the satirical possibilities of television • Joan Rivers, of the obsessive craving for celebrity gossip and of a latent bitchy sensibility • Tom Lehrer, of the inane, hypocritical, mawkishly sentimental nature of hallowed American folkways and, in the case of the Smothers Brothers, of overly revered folk songs and folklore • Steve Allen, of the late-night talk show as a force in American comedy • David Frye and Vaughn Meader, of the merger of showbiz and politics and, along with Will Jordan, of stretching the boundaries of mimicry • Shelley Berman, of a generation of obsessively self-confessional humor • Jonathan Winters and Jean Shepherd, of the daring new free-form improvisational comedy and of a sardonically updated view of Midwestern archetypes • Ernie Kovacs, of surreal visual effects and the unbounded vistas of video Taken together, they made up the faculty of a new school of vigorous, socially aware satire, a vibrant group of voices that reigned from approximately 1953 to 1965. Nachman shines a flashlight into the corners of these comedians’ chaotic and often troubled lives, illuminating their genius as well as their demons, damaged souls, and desperate drive. His exhaustive research and intimate interviews reveal characters that are intriguing and all too human, full of rich stories, confessions, regrets, and traumas. Seriously Funny is at once a dazzling cultural history and a joyous celebration of an extraordinary era in American comedy.

Jackie Disaster

Jackie Disaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429972920
Author: Eric Dezenhall
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Jackie Disaster by Eric Dezenhall Book Resume:

From his curved-glass desk in a casino overlooking the Atlantic City boardwalk, Jackie "Disaster" Sesto—an ex-welterweight boxing champ and former top flack for the Atlantic City Police Department—has a great view of the hustlers he now makes his living nailing. Jackie runs Allegation Sciences, a crisis management firm known for helping businesses with uncomfortably public problems. That's why Sally Naturale, America's deliciously loathsome doyenne of good taste and wholesome living, hires him after a pregnant South Jersey woman blames her miscarriage on Sally's organic soy milk. Jackie doesn't buy the poor woman's story and, worse, he doesn't buy Sally Naturale's version either. His suspicions are confirmed when assassins from the Jersey Pine Barrens try to kill him one night in his sleep. So with his band of subversives (a.k.a. the Imps), Jackie embarks on a gonzo damage control campaign to vindicate Sally and catch the folks who are trying to drag him down with her. In turns suspenseful and hilarious, Jackie Disaster is a spin-till-you're dizzy dance through the mysteries of media manipulation and South Jersey.

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452952531
Author: Rachel A. Bowser,Brian Croxall
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
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Like Clockwork by Rachel A. Bowser,Brian Croxall Book Resume:

Co-winner, Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture Once a small subculture, the steampunk phenomenon exploded in visibility during the first years of the twenty-first century, its influence and prominence increasing ever since. From its Victorian and literary roots to film and television, video games, music, and even fashion, this subgenre of science fiction reaches far and wide within current culture. Here Rachel A. Bowser and Brian Croxall present cutting-edge essays on steampunk: its rise in popularity, its many manifestations, and why we should pay attention. Like Clockwork offers wide-ranging perspectives on steampunk’s history and its place in contemporary culture, all while speaking to the “why” and “why now” of the genre. In her essay, Catherine Siemann draws on authors such as William Gibson and China Miéville to analyze steampunk cities; Kathryn Crowther turns to disability studies to examine the role of prosthetics within steampunk as well as the contemporary culture of access; and Diana M. Pho reviews the racial and national identities of steampunk, bringing in discussions of British chap-hop artists, African American steamfunk practitioners, and multicultural steampunk fan cultures. From disability and queerness to ethos and digital humanities, Like Clockwork explores the intriguing history of steampunk to evaluate the influence of the genre from the 1970s through the twenty-first century. Contributors: Kathryn Crowther, Perimeter College at Georgia State University; Shaun Duke, University of Florida; Stefania Forlini, University of Calgary (Canada); Lisa Hager, University of Wisconsin–Waukesha; Mike Perschon, MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta; Diana M. Pho; David Pike, American University; Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Joseph Weakland, Georgia Institute of Technology; Roger Whitson, Washington State University.


Embrace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1402268424
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Embrace by Jessica Shirvington Book Resume:

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. And she will have to make a choice that could cost not only her life, but her eternity... LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he was training her for an ancient battle between angels and exiles. PHOENIX: As an exile, he is not to be trusted, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's betrayal. But what is he really after? Who will she... Embrace?

Revel with a Cause

Revel with a Cause [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0226431657
Author: Stephen E. Kercher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Revel with a Cause by Stephen E. Kercher Book Resume:

We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation’s leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce—liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war against the political ironies, contradictions, and hypocrisies of their times. Revel with a Cause is their story. Stephen Kercher here provides the first comprehensive look at the satiric humor that flourished in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Focusing on an impressive range of comedy—not just standup comedians of the day but also satirical publications like MAD magazine, improvisational theater groups such asSecond City, the motion picture Dr. Strangelove, and TV shows like That Was the Week That Was—Kercher reminds us that the postwar era saw varieties of comic expression that were more challenging and nonconformist than we commonly remember. His history of these comedic luminaries shows that for a sizeable audience of educated, middle-class Americans who shared such liberal views, the period’s satire was a crucial mode of cultural dissent. For such individuals, satire was a vehicle through which concerns over the suppression of civil liberties, Cold War foreign policies, blind social conformity, and our heated racial crisis could be productively addressed. A vibrant and probing look at some of the most influential comedy of mid-twentieth-century America, Revel with a Cause belongs on the short list of essential books for anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and popular culture.


Wotcha [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1907759239
Author: Kevin Saunders
Publisher: M-Y Books Limited
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Wotcha by Kevin Saunders Book Resume:

Wotcha' a contraction of the 15th century English greeting 'what chere be with you?' Watcher n a person who watches or observes somebody or something. A voyeur. Say WOTCHA! to Bart Raines, who's condemned forever to be a watcher after a childhood prank left his eyelid glued to his beloved telescope. Stuck with one eye that can't not see, he's turned voyeurism into a lucrative blackmail industry. Say WOTCHA! to former rock star, avid coke fiend, Richard 'Winston' Smith who's watched by millions among them erstwhile school friend Bart, who's orchestrating revenge for Winston's teenage betrayal through the sinister global surveillance network he calls the Daisy Chain. Say WOTCHA! to high class whore Daisy Chains (neé Raines) and her teenage son Joe, who's abducted along with his girlfriend by a sinister 'Christian' cult, which leaves the kids to die, hogtied and helpless in a derelict drainage tunnel slowly filling with sewage. Watched by the world's media, Winston, Daisy and Bart reunite to use fame and the Daisy Chain to save two teenage lives and their own souls from the filth that's about to drown them. Wotcha! is a comic spit in the eye of born again zealots with a wink and a twinkle to the rest of us but it's also deadly serious. Mining a rich seam of coalblack humour and sex, drugs and rock and roll, it starts on a bittersweet nostalgia trip and builds up to the pace of a thriller. CONTROVERSIAL STUFF? Its themes and explicit language make this a candidate for one of those 'parental advisory' stickers they put on CDs these days. Does that make WOTCHA! a book that people aged under sixteen shouldn't read? In the author's opinion absolutely not. 'If rude words and references to sex, drugs and rock and roll upset you per se, this book's not for you. But if you believe, as I do, that a sense of humour is what separates "naughty" from "evil", I think you might enjoy this story, laugh at the funny bits, think about the serious bits and read the redemption between the lines.'