Item description for Jokes Told in Heaven About Babies by Lucy Thomas...
Lucy Thomas was one of the McSweeney's Internet Tendency's most popular contributors. Injuries incurred while installing drywall forced her into semi-retirement. She is now recuperating in Newfoundland, while studying shipbuilding.
(note: this is more author information than description -- I included it in author info - scott)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.12 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
ISBN 193241603X ISBN13 9781932416039
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More About Lucy Thomas
Thomas is currently the director of the Reeves Medical Library in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA.
Lucy Thomas currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California. Lucy Thomas was born in 1943.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jokes Told in Heaven About Babies?
aww! super cute! Oct 7, 2007
This is an intimate collection of (short short)stories by Dave Eggers under the pseudonym Lucy Thomas. The first story "People Should not Laugh at Savings" made me laugh and laugh. It was charming and I was not disappointed with the rest of the book. Because it is not disappointing. It is refreshing. Also, an enlightening way to spend (oh my god) eight dollars.
I hasten to differ Aug 26, 2007
I have to disagree with the only other critique of this book. It pangs me to see a single, sad little star next to what I consider to be a beautiful, lyrical work of poetry. This work, written by Lucy Thomas (if she really exists) is lucid surrealism, delicate and provocative with hidden strength. One could consider it 'boring' and 'pointless' if one also didn't care for Japanese poetry, or the prose poems of James Tate and Ron Padgett-the sorts of artists who maintain the gorgeously skewed vision to consider subjects like, for example, the happiness of the employees at 'my' post office, the small, artificial hand of a boy that was never replaced even when he became a man, why one should never laugh at discounts-points of view that gently jar your world. If you are a writer, and you wish to release the taut bindings that inhibit one's imagination, this might be, to mix the old metaphors, your cup of tea. If you aren't, and still would care for the ultimate grown up stocking stuff, here's a book for you.
Utterly Horrible and Miniscule Collection of Prose Jul 28, 2007
I knew this book was small when I ordered it, but because it is published by McSweeney's, I expected a big payoff. Uh...not. Of the 36 pages in this little book (counted title page, copyright page, and filler pages), 7 of them are filled with simple drawings of the same pier from different angles. And, I eventually figured out what they had to do with the text: NOTHING!
And the text...Awful, boring, pointless, disjointed...whatever. I'd say more if there was enough content in this book to even warrant further exposition.
Don't, I REPEAT DO NOT, waste your $8.00 on this book - I already did that for you.
A Guide to my Book Rating System:
1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper. 2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead. 3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted. 4 stars = Good book, but not life altering. 5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.