Small Comforts: More Comments And Comic Pieces

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Tom Bodett, Alaska's main comic export, is that rarest of commodities, an original new talent in American humor. His commentaries on All Things Considered” and his radio spots for Motel 6 have delighted millions, but he's never been funnier than in this, his second collection of casual essays. Here are further musings ont he everyday joys and embarrassments of being a husband, father, citizen, and breadwinner by the author of As Far As You Can Go Without a Passport. Fans will be comforted by the familiarity of this return visit to Bodett country. Those new to his work will discover one of the freshest, friendliest voices among writers of humor today.

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Tom Bodett was born in 1955 and grew up in Sturgis, Michigan. He has been a cannery worker, a logger, an independent building contractor, and a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.” He is the author of a previous collection, As Far As You Can Go Without a Passport, and is the national media pitchman for Motel 6. He lives with his wife and son in Homer, Alaska, from where he hosted The End of the Road Review,” a nationally syndicated weekly radio variety show.

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A writer for the Anchorage Daily News and a commentator on Alaska and National Public Radio, Bodett has two styles. He is a would-be humorist who evidently sees himself as a sort of sub-Arctic Andy Rooney, offering remarks on such topics as the perversity of mechanical devices, signs that order rational human beings not to do things they wouldn't think of doing and orphaned shopping carts that appear virtually anywhere. In these pieces, he is not especially original and only occasionally draws a chuckle of recognition. Then there is the sentimental observer of people and places. Bodett is genuinely touching when he describes his infant son and the joys of being a father, a boy waiting for his first school bus ride and the beauties of Alaska.
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