Mar 262018
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below
 

This Might Get a Little Heavy: A Memoir

This Might Get a Little Heavy: A Memoir by Ralphie May

Part 1
Arkansas:
1977-1990

My mom killed Santa Claus with a pair of shoes

Comedians come in all shapes and sizes. We have different backgrounds and different upbringings, but the one thing we have in common is that we are all skeptics. None of us take as gospel what we are told by teachers, parents, employers, politicians, media, anyone in a position of power. We approach all of it with a healthy dose of caution – actually, cynicism – including when it comes from the audience. Especially if the audience is shitty.

  26 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros”

  1. This book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing….and for hosting.

  2. I’m on a roll with good memoirs of late. I like the sense of humor in this one. Hope its good all the way through.

    I see that Laurel-Rain said thank you for hosting. I don’t know that I’ve said thank you to you for keeping this meme going. I really enjoy participating with you and visiting everyone. So, Thank You Vicki.

  3. What a great opening. I, too, want to thank you for keeping this meme alive.

  4. Let me add my thanks as well, Vicki. Happy to have you hosting and enjoying joining each week.

  5. Hi, that looks like a fun book, just by the cover. What a great opening!

  6. Great first sentence. Sounds like this one will be funny.

  7. Great beginning. I don’t think that cynicism is only the realm of comics though. Most thinking people have at least a trace of it. This week I am featuring Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge. Happy reading!

  8. Great opening; I follow a lot of comedians but not failure with this one. I ‘d read more.

  9. This looks good – like it would be very funny, but sad in the sense that he passed away before it was published.

  10. Great opening. I’m in the mood for a funny book and this sounds like a good one.
    Thank you for hosting. My only complaint is that my list of TBRs grows every Tuesday because of everyone’s posts!

  11. I’m not a big fan of memoirs, but I hope you enjoy it.

  12. I would have to read a bit more to be sure, but I bet I’d like it. Once I pass my current crazy workload, I’ll be re-joining this meme. I love it.

  13. Interesting point of view..

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