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  • By CC
    Jun 3, 2016
    Upon reviewing Brad Clark's review of Thom on Thom by Thom Gulino, I was initially turned off from reading this book. I felt his review was skewed to reflect a male-centric approach to the book, and felt about as welcoming to a woman as that dude who corners you at a party to talk about philosophy, and then proceeds to isolate you from the group whilst reciting memorized passages from his textbook; this usually precedes that dude launching into similar diatribe about how he just wants to simply live his life like Kerouac or Hemingway did. Perhaps his use of "stale beer" and the description of a "beguilingly bearded, loquacious man" triggered this specific memory. This opinion wasn't changed by Marty S. Crumpet's review, and actually served to further cement these thoughts in my mind. It was Tina Hyland's review that touted Clark's ability to stir her, that stirred me, to go back and re-read his review. Her point that if Clark were to write reviews of reviews of the... More > classics struck me, and I agree when she suggests that such reviews would lessen the aggravation what I imagine to be a lot of long-winded and repetitive reviews. I, too, lead a busy life (don't we all?). All in all, these reviews have not served to encourage, nor discourage me from reading Stella's book. I hope someone can lend me a copy.< Less
  • By Tina Hyland
    Oct 9, 2013
    The review by Marty S. Crumpet for the review of Brad Clark for the book Thom on Thom by Thom Gulino was very stirring. By the time I finished reading, I felt like I had read not only one, but three great pieces of literature, which is both satisfying and necessary for my busy life. More things should be written that encapsulate so many worlds in a few lines. If only Marty would write reviews of reviews of the classics! I would finally be well read, but without the aggravation!
  • By Marty S. Crumpet
    Sep 23, 2013
    I found Mr. Brad Clark’s review of Thom on Thom by Thom Gulino by Matt Stella to be a compelling work of art. To read his review takes you actually inside this piece of literature and makes you feel like you are one with Clark’s thoughts while he reads the novel. To put it plainly, I could not, would not, stop reading and rereading his review. It is the best review I have ever read and reread. (Suck it Jane Leavy, you’ve obviously never read anything by Brad Clark.) While reading the review you feel the brutal honesty, insecurity, and determination of the main character so potently. I loved when he used the word ‘salacious’, like a BOSS. Yummmmy. But truly, I hope more people start to discover this review on the internet!
  • By Brad Clark
    Aug 29, 2013
    To read Thom on Thom by Thom Gulino by Matt Stella is to be transported. To where, I suppose, depends entirely on the reader. Depending on one's persuasion, readers may feel the need to warm themselves against the crisp New England autumn. Or may, in short order, detect the faint odor of stale beer, having seeped over the decades into the thin carpet of a distinguished Oxford pub. But most,if my instincts are correct, will have the odd yet not entirely off putting sensation of being locked in the cabin of a sleeper train with a beguilingly bearded, loquacious man. A man who has no concept for the deft change of subject, or the face saving art of distraction. No - to read Thom on Thom by Thom Gulino by Matt Stella is to be stuck in a train car with a man who knows one approach to life but knows it well: brutal honesty, well phrased. In these pages Thom Gulino regales the reader with tales of first girlfriends, college pranks, and other events too salacious for such virgin territory as... More > the internet. And as interesting and hilarious as I found the stories - which are worth the asking price for sheer entertainment value alone - I found myself drawn to the book for altogether different reasons. Namely, Thom Gulino manages to express what any number of fiction writers fail to even approach. The medium of the interview frees Mr. Gulino to speak frankly of the insecurity, the temerity, and the uncertainty of finding oneself in that awkward transition from childhood to adulthood. But it also displays clearly the strengths that one man may draw from such an experience, the strengths that all men - and, most likely, women too (as Jay-Z said, 'Ladies is pimps too, go on and brush your shoulders off') - must learn if we are to face a world that is in constant motion and demands our full attention at all times. The simple truths. That we must love, sincerely. That we must work, in earnest, towards our goals if we are to achieve them. That we must challenge and cherish our beliefs. And that sports, clearly, are not for everyone. In short, this book represents a great advance in the field of Thom Gulino studies. But it also reflects a modest step forward for that other looming subject. The Study of Man. And I for one am grateful for the lesson.< Less
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Product Details

Edition
Second Edition
Publisher
New School Thinkery and Brewtank
Published
August 13, 2013
Language
English
Pages
245
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.94 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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