Excuse Me While I Slip into Someone More Comfortable by Eric PooleExcuse Me While I Slip into Someone More Comfortable by Eric Poole

Excuse Me While I Slip into Someone More Comfortable

byEric Poole

Hardcover | May 15, 2018

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In the great tradition of David Sedaris, David Rakoff, and Augusten Burroughs, memoirist Eric Poole recounts his quirky childhood years in utterly hilarious and painful detail.

In 1977, Eric Poole is a talented high school trumpet player with one working ear, the height-to-weight ratio of a hat rack, a series of annoyingly handsome bullies, and a mother irrationally devoted to Lemon Pledge. But who he wants to be is a star…ANY star. With equal parts imagination, flair, and delusion, Eric proceeds to emulate a series of his favorite celebrities, like Barry Manilow, Halston, Tommy Tune, and Shirley MacLaine, in an effort to become the man he’s meant to be—that is, anyone but himself.

As he moves through his late teens and early twenties in suburban St. Louis, he casts about for an appropriate outlet for his talents. Will he be a trumpet soloist? A triple-threat actor/singer/dancer? A fashion designer in gritty New York City?

Striving to become the son who can finally make his parents proud, Eric begins to suspect that discovering his personal and creative identities can only be accomplished by admitting who he really is. Picking up at the end of his first acclaimed memoir, Where’s My Wand?, Poole’s journey from self-delusion to acceptance is simultaneously hysterical, heartfelt, and inspiring.
Eric Poole’s first memoir received rave reviews and was developed as a television series for ABC. He has written for the Huffington Post, CNN, and The Advocate, and spends more time than he would like penning commercials for everything from McRibs to tampons to TV shows about celebrities boxing. He lives in Southern California with his...
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Title:Excuse Me While I Slip into Someone More ComfortableFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:RosettaBooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1948122049

ISBN - 13:9781948122047

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Wry, witty, and insightful, Excuse Me While I Slip Into Someone More Comfortable is thoroughly enjoyable from cover to cover.” —Midwest Book Review