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Attack of the Theater People

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Publisher Comments:

In praising "the witty high school romp" How I Paid for College, the New York Times Book Review said, it "makes you hope there's a lot more where this came from." There is. In this hilarious sequel Attack of the Theater People, Edward Zanni and his merry crew of high school musical-comedy miscreants move to the magical wonderland that is Manhattan.

It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama school for being "too jazz hands for Juilliard." Mortified, Edward heads out into the wonderland of eighties New York City and finally lands a job as a "party motivator" who gets thirteen-year-olds to dance at bar mitzvahs and charms business people as a "stealth guest" at corporate events. When he accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew from How I Paid for College can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed.

Laced with the inspired zaniness of classic American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People matches the big hair of the eighties with an even bigger heart.

Review:

"Attack of the Theater People is as sweet and nutty and irresistible as a bag of M & M's. Acito's deft hand with dialogue lends a curious believability to even his most preposterous scenarios." Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City

Review:

"Sort of an east coast Tales of the City, this over-the-top yet scarily accurate burlesque of theatre folk rampaging through '80s Manhattan caused me gasps of appalled recognition and frequent laughing out loud. It's the kind of book where you read passages to friends and they laugh too." Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist of Godspell, Pippin and Wicked

Review:

"Reading this book was like being invited to the most riotous high-school reunion ever and it was a pleasure to revisit the characters and the hair, fashion and moral failings of the 1980s. Jazz hands down, the funniest thing I've read this year." Jennifer Weiner, author of In Her Shoes

Review:

"Attack of the Theater People is the book I'd write if I weren't so busy watching TV and depositing checks." Jeff Marx, co-creator of Avenue Q

Synopsis:

When Edwards accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew from How I Paid for College can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed.

Synopsis:

It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama school for being “too jazz hands for Juilliard.” Mortified, Edward heads out into the wonderland of eighties New York City and finally lands a job as a “party motivator” who gets thirteen-year-olds to dance at bar mitzvahs and charms business people as a “stealth guest” at corporate events. When he accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew from How I Paid for College can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed.

Laced with the inspired zaniness of classic American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People matches the big hair of the eighties with an even bigger heart.

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About the Author

Marc Acito's debut novel, How I Paid for College, won the Ken Kesey Award for the Novel and was also selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times. Acito is a popular contributor to the New York Times and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767927734
Author:
Acito, Marc
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
fiction;gay;humor;theatre;coming of age;gay men;new york city
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.22 x 0.8 in 0.56 lb

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Product details 368 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767927734 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Attack of the Theater People is as sweet and nutty and irresistible as a bag of M & M's. Acito's deft hand with dialogue lends a curious believability to even his most preposterous scenarios."
"Review" by , "Sort of an east coast Tales of the City, this over-the-top yet scarily accurate burlesque of theatre folk rampaging through '80s Manhattan caused me gasps of appalled recognition and frequent laughing out loud. It's the kind of book where you read passages to friends and they laugh too."
"Review" by , "Reading this book was like being invited to the most riotous high-school reunion ever and it was a pleasure to revisit the characters and the hair, fashion and moral failings of the 1980s. Jazz hands down, the funniest thing I've read this year."
"Review" by , "Attack of the Theater People is the book I'd write if I weren't so busy watching TV and depositing checks."
"Synopsis" by , When Edwards accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew from How I Paid for College can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed.
"Synopsis" by , It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama school for being “too jazz hands for Juilliard.” Mortified, Edward heads out into the wonderland of eighties New York City and finally lands a job as a “party motivator” who gets thirteen-year-olds to dance at bar mitzvahs and charms business people as a “stealth guest” at corporate events. When he accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew from How I Paid for College can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed.

Laced with the inspired zaniness of classic American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People matches the big hair of the eighties with an even bigger heart.

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