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Off to a Bad Start: Chicken Soup for the…

Off to a Bad Start: Chicken Soup for the Sold

by John Blesso

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I knew John at our alma mater and enjoyed the campus lore in these loosely connected short stories (only a few of which are set at Gample U, as he amusingly if obviously dubs UConn). As I do with all first publications, I read looking for autobiographical elements, which isn't fair. But I can say that I lent this author my blender one afternoon when he needed to make daiquiris (we lived in the same off-campus tenement).
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Off to a Bad Start chronicles the "A Current Affair-ization" of a culturally polarized America, dominated by TV and advertisement, and glutted on the high fat and fructose of sex, scandal, greed and quick fixes. From the reflections of an impotent suburbanite mowing his lawn on LSD, to bored children fighting during a family car trip to a famed murder site, these insanely funny characters, equipped with rules and codes from a waning era, attempt to navigate the devalued expectations of the third millennium.

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