CLOUDS OF IN­TRIGUE, RAYS OF HOPE

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Like most peo­ple who have seen the stand-up com­edy and other stage­work of Charles De­mers, I sure couldn’t pass up a book of his per­sonal es­says. The main thing that struck me about The Hor­rors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Aw­ful Things (Dou­glas & Mcin­tyre) is how the author, born in 1980, was able to cap­ture the in­ner feel­ings of var­i­ous gen­er­a­tions. For ex­am­ple, in the chap­ter “F for Fat,” De­mers has voiced the thoughts of nearly ev­ery baby boomer who de­scended into the black­board jun­gles of the 1960s: “Each of us was still siz­ing each other up, siz­ing our­selves up, breath­lessly ne­go­ti­at­ing a new world so much more sor­did than the el­e­men­tary school we’d left be­hind just months be­fore.” He goes on to

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