Goobersville Breakdown

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9780933124004: Goobersville Breakdown

Best-selling novelist and award-winning film director Robert H. Lieberman takes readers on a hilarious, non-stop ride as they follow the mad travails of Neil Nudelman, down-and-out in Goobersville, New York. Desperate to support his wife and two children, Nudelman tries his hand at countless jobs, palming himself off as a carpenter, ghost writer for a wealthy businessman, and even attempts selling himself to the Chinese. At war with his bizarre neighbors the Szorsky’s, Nudelman contemplates justifiable homicide. Now in it’s fourth edition, the laughs are as fast and funny as ever, the pathos heart-breaking. Publishers Weekly - "Lieberman's novel is permeated by a raw flip brand of humor that hits its mark." Gannett News Service - "Finely honed sense of life's incongruities, biting satire and extraordinary humor." Los Angeles Times - "Robert Lieberman's Goobersville Breakdown...plainly is a laughing matter...one of those rare success stories."

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"Goobersville Breakdown" is probably the whackiest novel I've ever written. Although it gets people laughing, there's certainly a serious undertone to the book. 
 
In a nutshell, the book is about being down and out in upstate New York. Hopefully the book is in the company of authors like Henry Miller (whom I greatly admire) and George Orwell ("Down and Out in Paris")-- except with laughs!
 
My favorite passage is the one where Neil Nudelman writes a letter to Mao Tse Tung. Every time I read it, I end up laughing. 

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Robert H. Lieberman is a best-selling novelist and film director. He is also a long time member of the Physics faculty at Cornell University. His newly completed film, “They Call It Myanmar,” has been receiving glowing reviews and has been selling out theaters across the U.S. and Europe. It’s played in over 100 U.S. cities. Winner of the “Best Documentary” at the Padua, Italy, film festival, and was named one of the top dozen films of 2012 by Roger Ebert. The film is now available on all digital platforms. Among his previous films are the highly praised comedy “Green Lights”, and the award-winning feature documentaries “Last Stop Kew Gardens,” “Faces In A Famine” and “BoyceBall.” His latest novel is “The Last Boy.” He is also the author of the best-selling “Baby” and “Paradise Rezoned, ” (which sold over 300,000 copies). His other novels include, “Goobersville Breakdown, ” and “Perfect People.” These are all available in an electronic edition from Kindle and in print from Amazon. He is presently at work developing a feature film based on his new novel “The Nazis, My Father & Me.” Sampling of Reviews of “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain “The result is eye-opening and insightful.” -New York Times (critic’s pick) “The documentary is as quietly enthralling as Myanmar’s people. Variously tough and poetic... Lieberman possesses a warm and genuine curiousity.” Los Angeles Times “They Call It Myanmar” is a thing of beauty... its cinematography, music and contemplative words make it... a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia. The film has taken on an unexpected buzz -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times “Defies the odds... delivers a compelling portrait... dwells with you... The definitive film on a country . . . A notable and often heartbreaking documentary.” -The Hollywood Reporter “Quietly startling moments... They Call It Myanmar is a solid and subtly moving portrait of the people of Burma by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman... The level of fear is palpable. Lieberman manages to capture the country’s beauty, along with the proud perseverance of its people. -The Washington Post “Robert H. Lieberman's exceptional, truthful and exciting documentary . . . a documentary with all the virtues of a great feature film. . . . He has succeeded brilliantly.” - San Francisco Examiner

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