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The Rise and Fall of Third Leg [Paperback]

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"Anyone who's an admirer of Richard Brautigan's unclassifiable Trout Fishing in America will be drawn to the eccentric, wandering vision of Longhi's prose."-San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Longhi's prose is carefully measured, engaging, laid-back."-Guardian

The eighties were a crazy time in history: The Left had been crushed by the Reagan White House, most young people were not rebelling . . . in fact, many were more cynical and conservative than their parents. But amidst the widespread regression, a bizarre fungus was sprouting, and its cultural manifestation was punk rock.

The stories and novella in The Rise and Fall of Third Leg illustrate just how bent out of shape some punks were: They knew something was really wrong and rotten in America. These side-splittingly funny short stories relive the twisted glory days of homegrown DIY punk rock, from "Road Trip," in which four benevolent urban skinheads venture forth to rural Montana for a friend's wedding, to the title novella, which follows the absurd trials and tribulations of a small-town Delaware punk band, Third Leg, as its dreams of superstardom get flushed away in a series of hilarious catastrophes.

Jon Longhi is the author of four books, including Wake Up and Smell the Beer. His writing, which critics have compared to Terry Southern, Charles Bukowski, and Hunter S. Thompson, has also recently appeared in San Francisco Noir (Akashic Books) and Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto Press).

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Item Specifications...

Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 23, 2007
Publisher   Manic D Press, Inc.
ISBN  1933149175  
ISBN13  9781933149172  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jon Longhi is the author of Flashbacks and Premonitions, The Rise and Fall of Third Leg, and Bricks and Anchors. He lives in San Francisco.

Jon Longhi currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English > American Literature
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > General

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Great Short Stories, Perfect for Trips.   Dec 7, 2007
This book is chocked-full of great stories. I picked it up after finding it amongst some surrealist authors on a Listmania here at this site. Some stories did have an almost surreal tinge but others were great little slices of life and had a terrific sense of humor. As an added bonus, most can be read in under 4 or 5 minutes time so they're great for travel. I'm looking forward to picking up some more collections from Mr. Longhi.
A must have for any book collection  Nov 11, 2006
So, you have your classics, your best-sellers, your bits and pieces of every genre... but every bibliophile needs at least one of Jon Longhi's short story collections. This is my favorite of all of his books, most specifically for the short story that shares its' name with the title. I have read and re-read this book at least a dozen times, each time laughing out loud over the comical descriptions and antics this pseudo-punk band revelled in. I have bought multiple copies of this book that I've given out as gifts, which have been more than duly appreciated. It's a shame that a gem such as this doesn't get more acclaim, but for what it's worth, Jon has a sizable fan base within my social circle. The publisher, Manic D Press, has a trove of impressive titles to choose from... I have discovered a cache of talent, all bearing the Manic D seal of approval. Highly recommended.

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