Drivel

Author: Julia Scott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698152649
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Humor

The writing in this book is so bad, it deserves its own taxonomy of suckitude. Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach, Dave Eggers, Rick Moody, Chuck Palahniuk, Amy Tan, A.J. Jacobs, Daniel Clowes, Jeff Greenwald, Po Bronson…the list goes on. They all sucked once, and they all have the guts to share some of their crappiest early work in Drivel: an uplifting bit of voyeurism, based on the sold-out “Regreturature” stage shows in San Francisco, and brought to you by Litquake and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Within these pages you’ll find abstruse and esoteric poetry (bad); incoherent and illogical short stories (worse); bumfuzzling proto-journalism (shameful); and pretentious, overwrought journal entries (we’ll not speak of this again). Thanks to these courageous but foolhardy writers, the world now knows the real meaning of a work-in-progress.

Pure Drivel

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780227436
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Humor

'A mix of urbane wit and surreal extrapolations - Douglas Adams meets Flann O'Brien' Independent Who else but Steve Martin could combine irrefutable evidence that Mars is populated by kittens with a treatise on sledgehammers? In this brilliantly witty collection of pieces Steve Martin takes a subversive glimpse at the world and a sideways swipe at the conventional. From memory tips for the over-fifties to his insightful exposition of 'Wittgenstein's Banana', never has 'pure drivel' been so entertaining.

Drivel

Author: Julia Scott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698152649
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Humor

The writing in this book is so bad, it deserves its own taxonomy of suckitude. Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach, Dave Eggers, Rick Moody, Chuck Palahniuk, Amy Tan, A.J. Jacobs, Daniel Clowes, Jeff Greenwald, Po Bronson…the list goes on. They all sucked once, and they all have the guts to share some of their crappiest early work in Drivel: an uplifting bit of voyeurism, based on the sold-out “Regreturature” stage shows in San Francisco, and brought to you by Litquake and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Within these pages you’ll find abstruse and esoteric poetry (bad); incoherent and illogical short stories (worse); bumfuzzling proto-journalism (shameful); and pretentious, overwrought journal entries (we’ll not speak of this again). Thanks to these courageous but foolhardy writers, the world now knows the real meaning of a work-in-progress.

Utta Drivel Free

Author: Alan Pinkett
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781326104917
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Humor

Utta Drivel Free is a comic novel that follows the life of Wilfric and his friends Boothroyd and Utta Drivel. Wilfric is 1600-odd years-old, a longevity that can make for some interesting takes on history. Meeting up with walking disaster Boothroyd and the wonderfully eccentric patriot Utta Drivel leads to much laughter. Their sparkling conversations cover many interesting ideas. Are 10 commandments enough to cover 7 deadly sins? Why were typists ever needed – you wouldn’t get a monk to do your handwriting for you, after all... But laid-back entrepreneur Wilfric has managed to make enemies in mystical Glastonbury after setting up a business there. This upset the Glastonbury Underworld and they took out a contract on him. The friends' lives become interspersed with attacks from two incompetent New Age hippies - Loco Chanel, a militant aromatherapist, and her mad partner, Ossie the Osteopath. An audaciously satirical work in which the author's wit will make you laugh out loud.

Utta Drivel Too

Author: Alan Pinkett
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781326206673
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Humor

Alan Pinkett took up writing for the first time just a few years ago. He found he quite liked it and said he'd do some more if you're not careful. The result of that was his first comic novel, Utta Drivel, entered for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He is now pleased to present its successor, Utta Drivel Too. It describes the laughter-filled lives of friends Wilfric, Boothroyd & Utta Drivel and their surreal comic adventures when their normal existence is periodically deflected by outside events. These include increasingly frequent attacks instigated by a man sworn to be Wilfric's enemy - a one-time Israeli landscape painter by the name of Mori Arty... *** An audaciously satirical work in which the author's wit will make you laugh out loud.

An Eagle Tells Flying Stories With Associated Drivel

Author: John Murphy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477276341
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book is about a shy boy, who learned discipline from strict parents and seven years of Parochial School. My ten years in a band taught marching. A graduate mechanical engineer, who loved to fly control line model airplanes, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, and found the Air Force a piece of cake. The Air Force taught me to fly, although I had little desire to do so, and pushed me to be an extremely aggressive pilot. Skill, knowledge, and training allowed me to advance through the highest performance jet aircraft during the time period of 1955 through 1984. Jet aircraft flown were the T-33A, F86F (Sabre), F100 (Series A, D & F Super-Sabre), F105 (B & D Thunderchief), and the F110 (F4D Phantom). My stories progress from Primary Flight School, through all training and missions in the above aircraft as Pilot, Test Pilot, Instructor, and Air to Air Fighter Pilot. Few understand the training and life of an Air Force Pilot, so the “Drivel” shows a portion of life with these interesting, actual flying stories. A most enjoyable read!

Not Drivel

Author: S. Carroll Simonson
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1000378806
Release Date: 1962
Genre:

Rapid City Journal carries a letter to the editor (1962) about South Dakota Senator Karl Mundt's idea to wire Mount Rushmore for sound so that the figures there could speak to the populace. The author says present day politicos speak drivel.

Government Clerks

Author: Charles Gordon Rogers
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433066643887
Release Date: 1902
Genre: American poetry


3 17 A M and Other Poems Scribbles Rants and Drivel

Author: Robert Scott
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692577246
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre:

Expect the unexpected in this unique clutch of poems, observations, stories, and rants. Robert Scott takes on love, Olympic snowboarding, lies, alcohol addiction, family, even multinational pharmaceutical corporations with his signature amalgam of dark humor, self-effacing honesty, and a scoop or two of politically incorrect rage. Whether you love slam, spoken word, free verse, potato salad, or pissed off, middle aged suburbanite, Scott's "3:17 a.m." offers something that will resonate with you. This collection is a must for everyone who ever waded through tiresome, eleventh grade poetry lessons hoping for signs of life.

Tales from the Past and Other Drivel

Author: Wilbur Dean
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1983317195
Release Date: 2018-07-15
Genre:

Wilbur Dean's tales of growing up in outport Newfoundland will bring fond remembrances to your mind, joy to your heart, and a smile to your face. This collection of poetry and prose is filled with truths as he remembers them, tributes to the people and places that meant so much to him, and triction - mostly truth with a little fiction thrown in - that will leave you wondering which parts are true and which parts are a figment of his imagination.

Stories of the Old Duck Hunters

Author: Gordon MacQuarrie
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572230037
Release Date: 1994-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Masterpieces you can read over and over is how the Washington Post reviewed MacQuarrie's engaging, timeless stories of the misadventures of the Old Duck Hunters Association. Here are 53 classic hunting and fishing stories, some from sporting magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, including unpublished works from the author's literary estate. Available in individual volumes or collected in a slip-cased three-volume set.

Deb s Daily Drival

Author: Deb Church
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945058102
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Genre: Humor

Deb's Daily Drivel is 365 tidbits of adult humor, inspirational messages, and a sprinkling of helpful household hints all told by a little ol' redneck who likes to keep it real. Whether you read one a day or a few a day, this raucous collection of nuggets based on Deb's real life experiences will leave the discriminating reader laughing out loud. There's a little somethin' for everybody in Deb's Daily Drivel, 'cause everybody goes through shit, and everybody needs some practical advice about how to not just run when it hits the fan. Ya learn the most when ya grab a shovel and start puttin' it in a pile. Deb is brutally honest and says thangs most of us are thinkin' but don't say out loud, so this coffee table book might be one you want to hide if some prude is comin' over for dinnah. Grab your favorite libation and read a few tidbits. And don't be surprised if your drink comes out your nose from laughing so hard.