Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody

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In this parody of the Harry Potter books, someone sells directions to Hogwash School to a sleazy Muddle tabloid. Barry Trotter, Ermine Cringer, and Lon Measly are hauled out of their 20-something retirement to face packs of rabid fans, Barry's sponging Uncle Serious, their old foe Lord Valumart, and their most powerful enemy of all: Hollywood!

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Comic wit Michael Gerber has created a spoof and tongue-in-cheek parody of the famous Hogwart's student, Harry Potter. How would Harry's story be different if he were a more outspoken boy of 11, instead of his obedient and vanilla self? Gerber's realistic vision of what really happens when a herd of owls flies over the dinner table, of more typical relationships between men and women, of a world turned upside-down and upside down again, will delight readers of all ages.

This fun and twisted story includes the half-giant, Halfwit, the ghostly Nearly Brainless Bill, and an order from Alpo Bumbelbore to stop the movie, "Barry Trotter and the Inevitable Attempt to Cash In." With direct hits on Harry's stardom, popularity, and the over-commercialization of the entire magical world, Michael Gerber delivers uncanny satire and biting wit.

Something to read while waiting for the year-late 5th edition of Harry.

About the Author:

Michael Gerber is a Yale graduate and humorist who has written for "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic Monthly," and "Esquire." He has also written for "Saturday Night Live," and ran a publication called The Bull Street Journal, a full parody of its counterpart. Gerber lives in Chicago, and works for Muse magazine, a science and humor journal for kids ages 10-16.

Christopher Cazenove, one of Britain's leading actors, starred as Ben Carrington on "Dynasty." Recent TV appearances include "Fun at the Funeral Parlor," "Johnson county War," and "A Knight's Tale." Additionally, he performs many audiobooks.

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