Required Restroom Reading - by Paul Evans Pedersen Jr.
PDF file instantly available for download upon completion of purchase. 140 pages.
Reviews & Comments
"Paul is to the short story what Lenny Bruce or perhaps Richard Pryor is to comedy. There's that honesty and mischievous sense of play and surprise in his work. He'll shock you and then twist 180 before you realize your presumptions are way off the mark. Devilish, raw, hilarious and one hell of a great storyteller."
... Al Carmichael
"I laughed ... I cried ... and laughed some more. Then, I got up and made sure the doors and windows were locked. I mean, this guy [Paul] LIVES around here, right?"
"Reading "Required Restroom Readings" was like waking up and finding out my daughter's picture was in Playboy ..."
... Paul Pedersen, III
"Smörgåsbord. That's the word which comes to mind when I read this delightfully delectable compendium. Each story, poem, musing is a delicious adventure, like popping some strange and exotic looking morsel into your mouth and being surprised as the flavors explode and transform on your tongue, transforming itself in unexpected ways.
About halfway through the book, I pondered over what a great liar Paul must be. Only a great liar could permeate a tale with so much truth that you swear it must actually have happened, even though in your mind, you know it couldn't possibly be true. Or was the real lie him telling me that it is all fiction, when it was actually him just relating the truth to me as he witnessed it? I don't know and it doesn't matter.
This is a book I could carry with me everywhere, just to read a quick passage in a brief moment of a busy day, and feeling completely entertained and emotionally involved in every abbreviated chronicle."
... Josiah Blount -- Stone Gold Records
"Disturbing, thought provoking, phobia-inducing and, ultimately; cryptic."
... Michael Healey
"Reads like a myth...an American myth, somewhere between Robert Johnson and Orpheus by way of Stephen King as conceived by Tom Waits. Very cool."
... Mark Kaufman
"It's real and soulful and pulls you into its dark dimensions to face things you don't usually think about. It's art. Thanks, man."
... Bobby Jones
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