Synopses & Reviews
The Government Manual for New Superheroes is a hilarious, mock-official handbook that offers thorough, accessible, and completely zany advice for anyone who has always dreamed of donning a skintight spandex uniform and leaping across the rooftops of their cities. Going well beyond tights and capes, this manual provides insight into choosing a name, constructing a costume, choosing the right supertools of the supertrade, establishing a base of operations, maintaining a secret identity, taking or becoming a sidekick, joining a superheroic team, and even finding that special someone who gives meaning to a superhero's life-a nemesis.
Extra features include a roster of superhero unions, a registration application, several useful charts and tips, and even a list of other government-sponsored periodicals for further reading. Destined to become a cult classic, The Government Manual for New Superheroes is an essential guide for every aspiring superhero.
This hilarious, mock-official handbook offers thorough, accessible, and completely zany advice for anyone who has always dreamed of donning a skintight spandex uniform and leaping across the rooftops of their cities.
About the Author
Jacob Sager Weinstein's writing for HBO's Emmy-nominated Dennis Miller Live won him a Writers' Guild of America Award, for which he was nominated twice. He has been a regular contributor to the Onion, and his humor has also appeared in McSweeney's. His fiction has appeared in the North American Review. He was also a contributing editor for the Washingtonian magazine. His Web site, www.yankeefog.com, receives 2,000 visits a month. He lives in London.
Matthew David Brozik has studied writing with Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Leslie Epstein, Steven Wright, and Susan Shreve, and he has published short fiction in the Sycamore Review, Spout magazine, Sidewalks, Barbaric Yawp, the Palo Alto Review, and the Dogwood Journal. He lives and practices law in Great Neck, N.Y.