Friday, April 14, 2017

"Welcome to Spit Toon's Saloon, where the humor's wry, the wine dry, and our tears the cry of laughter."


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.

The word is that the best way to enjoy them is to kindle a fire in a comfortable nook in your i-pad, some wine sip, and between the covers slip.


"Hi, I'm Clink, the mascot of the saloon.
One of my duties is to about this book croon.
So, just between you and me
 and as someone who has barked up more than one wrong tree, 
here's the way this book I see: 
As the great American novel it may fall short,

but as a very novel novel it's great sport."

Lydia Aswolf rated it ★★★★★ (Amazon) 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.

M.G. Wells rated it ★★★★★ (Amazon)
Funny & Whimsical!
...filled with entertaining stories, experiences, poetry, hysterical observations.
...I highly recommend SPIT TOON’S SALOON.

Meli rated it ★★★★★ (Amazon) Spit Toon's Saloon
Highly Amusing and Entertaing...

CC.Cole rated it ★★★★ (Amazon) Spit Toon's Saoon
...This is a fun, recommended read...

Jane rated it ★★★★ (Amazon) Spit Toon's Saloon

Gary King rated it ★★★★ (Amazon) Spit Toon's Saloon

The English Sisters ‏@englishsisters Spit Toon's Saloon
...a great read! (twitter)

★★★★ A good giggle on a bland day
Cate-Russell Cole
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 this book.

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!

...the book's an absolute HOOT...(twitter)

By allaboutirma on March 22, 2015 2B or not 2B, á la Shakespeare, apologetically
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

Well Spit, you deserve a Toast. #Cheers! #Bravo! 170 pages of Giggling & laughing. Love the style & funny humor in which it was written. I recommend your book. If you Tweet with Spit you'll wonder "Is this Toast about me?" After reading & enjoying all 5 of your books. I'm honored to be a "Spittooneer." #MsImaGee