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|Breakfast in the Bathtub|
|If you're looking for gourmet breakfast recipes, or naked women in
bubble baths, you've come to the wrong book. BUT, if you're looking for a book that's fun, light-hearted, and one that will make you smile, Breakfast in the Bathtub might just be for you.
While most books feature either prose or poetry, this one has both, mixed together throughout the book in an easy and delightful way. Though Fred Samuels is primarily a poet, and Joann Snow Duncanson a prose maker, in this book they each get into both genres, and have fun doing it.
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New Hampshire Writers Project
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Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program
Mike Sullivan/Tales Told Tall
|In "My First Nude," Fred tells about landing in a Life Drawing class for the first time. "... I had never seen a nude woman before and I was sweating all over and specifically, for I was a shy but "red-blooded" male. The model, young and pretty and in her robe, looked us over, smiling, then went behind a screen and emerged naked. I tried to keep professionally calm like all the art majors around me ...."
In her poem, "Emily Dickinson Goes to the Mall," Joann brings the famous poet back from the dead for a trip to a 21st century mall!
"... The ride in my Toyota
had her frozen in her seat -
she looked in vain for carriages
or Amherst's wide Main Street.
I managed to keep driving
but believing this was hard -
to think that 'neath that seatbelt
sat a 19th century bard ...."
"How to be a Football Hero". Fred goes back to his Brooklyn roots and relates the agony and the ecstasy of his neighborhood football days.
" ... I played a lot of touch football on East 42nd Street, between
Avenues J and I, where my cousin Mel lived. There, I was known as 'Mel's cousin.' ... He was the star athlete of the block: fast and personable. Me? I was still sporting my considerable baby fat - I was slow and socially challenged. But there were two momentous football events to come which would change that ...."
--- Fred Samuels
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