In a matter of seconds, in a previous century, an immigration officer at Ellis Island shortened the family name of my grandfather from Tonacchio to Toon and — voilá — I lost a part of me before I was me. And that is why I have always believed that I have been dancing to a different tune all my life.
To me, Toon does not sound quite as lyrical as Tonacchio. The oon sound seems to emit a hint of a whine or a groan.This may all be due, in part or entirety, to my tin ear. But whatever the reason, I have lived my life on a taut trampoline of bouncing memories from which I catch the melodies in the symphonic fugue of the family Toon. I call these melodies “Spit Tunes,” and I try to orchestrate them into my life.
So, if you're willing to give my “Spit Tunes” a listen, maybe you and your partner can take a few spins on the dance floor here at Spit Toon's Saloon.
“I laughed harder in the first ten pages of this book than I can honestly recall laughing at any other book before. But there's more to it than laughter...real poignancy unfolds in this book with a thin, delicate thread of comedy running throughout. I'm looking forward to more work from this author, whose whimsical prose and excellent delivery are but a promise of more to come.
This review is from: Overheard at the Bar at Spit Toon's Saloon (Kindle Edition)
I have been a fan of Eric's Twitter feed for awhile, and am glad I took the time to check out his books. Eric's humour always brightens my day, this book is not different. If you like light, easy to read comedy, you'll love the book.
5 out of 5 stars
The Title Is Spot On. Spit is a One Man Headliner.
This review is from: Never at a Loss for Words at Spit Toon's Saloon (Paperback)
I've enjoyed all of Spit's books. His Toasts are funny, witty, and make me laugh out loud. He turns ordinary daily life occurrences into a toast. I enjoyed all the laugh's and giggles. It's a darn good book. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!