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Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina - lovely reviews from Goodreads

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27 Jul 2017, 07:34 AM | Post: #1

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Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina - lovely reviews from Goodreads

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Jul 14, 2017 Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comedy, fiction, humor
Always original and unique, never afraid to push boundaries, Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina is both wildly funny and deeply imaginative. The story of a man whose dream is to reach the top in the comedy industry and impress others, this book is full of shocking wit, determination and of course, its controversial humor that would give even Seth McFarlane a run for his money. It's a story full of great characters, a captivating plot and powerful themes of never giving up no matter what anybody e Always original and unique, never afraid to push boundaries, Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina is both wildly funny and deeply imaginative. The story of a man whose dream is to reach the top in the comedy industry and impress others, this book is full of shocking wit, determination and of course, its controversial humor that would give even Seth McFarlane a run for his money. It's a story full of great characters, a captivating plot and powerful themes of never giving up no matter what anybody else says. I'd definitely recommend this to any reader, especially fans of humor/comedy or people who love inspirational writing. ...more
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Jul 12, 2017 Snow rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, light, drama, insightful
3,75 "you've made it" stars
Quote: But as all self-help, happy clappy stories will tell you, ultimately, the only person you have to prove anything to, is yourself.

Ain't that the truth...

The story of self-search, self-maintainance and self-sustenance in the most crulest of the businesses - showbusiness!

The portrait of a young man, Fat Jimmy Punchinello on his course of "making it" or "breaking it" in the showbusiness, as a stand-up comedian. His journey is filled with life experiences that will ma 3,75 "you've made it" stars
Quote: But as all self-help, happy clappy stories will tell you, ultimately, the only person you have to prove anything to, is yourself.

Ain't that the truth...

The story of self-search, self-maintainance and self-sustenance in the most crulest of the businesses - showbusiness!

The portrait of a young man, Fat Jimmy Punchinello on his course of "making it" or "breaking it" in the showbusiness, as a stand-up comedian. His journey is filled with life experiences that will make him stronger, dilligent and driven as he develops and bluntly spits sarcastic and cynical humorous comments and insights about family, (non)relationships, women, friends, sex, and generally life itself.

This was in fact a lot different than my usual reads. It's contemporary but it's definitely not a romance LOL, it's almost like an biography with introspective aspects on certain parts of life and the "drives/urges/dreams" that make us whole along the way...it's about the path itself, and this story is like everyone else's, more or less real, more or less true but its genuine and raw...and authentic.

This is the second book I have read by this author and I find it also different in an approach to the certain subjects and aspects of life, it's filled with a specific sort of humor that I believe many won't be able to relate to...cause the humor is cynical and sarcastic and sometimes you have a feeling it's also condescending in some way, but I liked it. It was different and refershing even though, I didn't like the main character, Fat Jimmy, per se. He's a guy you would either walk by without noticing him or you'd look at him with a "roll eye" but he's also a guy who's is masking himself behind this sarcasm and raw cynicism as he's just like anyone else in the world - a person with a dream. A person that wants to find his own place under the sun...

and regarding the reference of the Blind ballerina in the title - she does in fact represent a metaphor for the self-achievement and self-fulfillment inspite having an impaired disability...as she's not perfect per se....as non of us are...but that doesn't makes us impaired to the "wants" and "goals" and "drives" towards success!
Quote: I thought about The Blind Ballerina, now at home in France. I hoped that she’d find the family and the happiness that she’d always wanted.


*COPY provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* ...more
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Deborah Fabulous review Snow