Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Warning! This Product Contains Nuttiness: A Fun Look at the Bizarre World in Which We Live

Warning! This Product Contains Nuttiness: A Fun Look at the Bizarre World in Which We Live (Paperback)

£25.50
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

As seen through the eyes of Sam Venable, the world is indeed bizarre and filled with nuttiness. The archives of the "Knoxville News Sentinel "offer ample evidence that Venable is a bit of the former and has made a career out of drawing attention to the latter. For his latest book, Venable has gathered and organized 139 of his newspaper columns his biggest collection yet to create a trove of wit and wisdom. In the spirit of The Emperor s New Clothes, he points a finger at human nature, the environment, civil rights and wrongs, and an eclectic mix of other targets, drawing our attention to the foibles, failings, and just plain absurdities that surround us all. As a native son and treasured institution in East Tennessee, Venable has earned the right to poke fun at its local history, habits, and happenings. He takes full, loving advantage of this license in essays such as How to Tawlk Good, Shall We Gather with a Reptile, and The Good, the Bad, the Kudzu. He takes on the government in a section titled A Two-Ring Circus with Elephants and Donkeys, and in another called Still Waiting for Y2K, he offers up A Lesson in Dollars and Sense and Blowing the Budget for Bowser. Some have called him a modern-day Mark Twain, others the Dave Barry of Knoxville; but while there may be some similarities, Sam Venable is wonderfully unique. He sees and sees through the pervasive silliness and stupidity in our world. It evokes wonder in him, and with many a deft turn of phrase, he interprets that wonder for us. "Warning! This Product Contains Nuttiness" will make you smile, certainly, but it will also make you think and sometimes even touch your heart."

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: University of Tennessee Press Publication Date: 15/11/2013 ISBN-13: 9781621900061  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Humorist, columnist, and naturalist, Sam Venable has been a fixture at the" Knoxville News Sentinel "since the 1970s. He is the author of ten other books, including, most recently, "Someday I May Find Honest Work: A Newspaper Humorist s Life.""

More books by Sam Venable

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
(Paperback)
Linda LeGarde Grover
 
 
£11.99
 
An American Genocide: The United...
(Paperback)
Benjamin Madley
 
 
£18.99
 
Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy,...
(Hardback)
Helen Lackner
 
 
£17.99
 
Screening China's Soft Power:...
(Hardback)
Paola Voci
 
 
£105.00
 
Latest Blog
Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

The Sky Doesn't Have to be Blue: Steve Antony on Life as a Colour Blind Illustrator
13/10/2017

Steve explains what it's like to be a colour blind illustrator and why the sky doesn't have to be blue.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd