The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck

eBook (PDF), 218 Pages
(8 Ratings)
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The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck is a collection of true-life stories, that no one else could tell but Marty Wombacher, because they’re tales from his somewhat eccentric and unusual life. One story tells of Wombacher being written up in hundreds of newspapers after creating a satire of Trivial Pursuit, then appearing on the Today Show and being interviewed by Jane Pauley, only to have to return to his boring, tedious job in a printing factory two days later. Another story involves a meeting with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter that ends in disaster. And then there’s Wombacher’s failed meeting/date with Moon Zappa at Spin magazine’s 10th anniversary party. And of course there’s the time he and his cohorts drunkenly blow up a gin room. And then...well, there’s a whole table of contents more. Jump on the firetruck and see for yourself. Plus there's two fun flip movies included starring Marty Wombacher as the Beaver!
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  • By Danny Maness
    Jan 29, 2010
    Marty Wombacher invites you into his heart,soul and mind in a "Frank Zappa", "Monty Python" way, that takes the mundane and ordinary and elevates it to side splitting hilarity! While his book "99 Beers off the Wall" is, without question, the funniest book I've ever read,"The Boy Who Would Be A Firetruck" is the most inspirational to me as a writer. Don't get me wrong. "Firetruck" has the same style of humor as "99 Beers" that makes you feel like someone is tickling you and won't stop! However, Wombacher's tenacity and fearlessness when dealing with rejection and influential people in this book is totally inspiring! Whether he is interviewing the creator of "People" magazine, working on a classic issue of his,"Fishwrap", magazine or arguing with a "seller of fruit" he ALWAYS bares his soul with thoughtful and wacked out wit! Take this ride. You won't regret it!
  • By Tom Wilkins
    Jul 5, 2009
    "Fascinating and Very Entertaining" This is a very well-written and interesting book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it.
  • By Anne Bocci
    Apr 8, 2009
    "******" ****** Wombacher's book is listed under Memoirs and Biographies, but it's more fabulous wacky Humor. But that's just his life. He intersperses his zany slice-of-life situations with celebrity folks, the man on the street, and lots of fun wordplay. Like the awkward meeting with Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, where he says Carter's "hair whips around his scalp like a roller coaster gone horribly awry." The book is a hoot. Maximum stars.
  • By Michelle Stein
    Feb 9, 2009
    "Fantastic!" The stories within this book are wonderful. I truly enjoyed The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck from cover to cover. I am anxiously anticipating more prose from this author. I give it six out of six stars.
  • By Marty Wombacher
    Nov 19, 2008
    "Re: MARTY FIRE TRUCK BOOK" I did not borrow 20 dollars from Joe (the reviewer above.) It was 25 dollars and I swear I'll pay it back one of these decades!
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First Edition
fishwrap press
October 1, 2011
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