The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck

 
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What do Carl Bernstein, Moon Zappa, Jann Wenner, Richie Havens, Larry King and Graydon Carter all have in common?
They all are key characters in stories from the new book, The The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck by Marty Wombacher.
The The Boy Who Would Be A Fire Truck is a collection of true-life stories, that no one else could tell but Wombacher, because they re tales from his somewhat eccentric and unusual life. Wombacher s life is unique in the fact that he s had small doses of fame, but he is not famous. He moved to New York in 1993 to be a writer and ended up publishing a magazine, fishwrap, that relentlessly and unmercilessly mocked the same magazines he was hoping to get a job with. The magazine was a cult hit and Wombacher received favorable press in Sassy magazine, Spin Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, NY Press, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune, among others.
The stories themselves are a mixed lot. Through Wombacher s true-life tales the reader is taken on a multitude of journeys. One trip include s being written up in hundreds of newspapers after creating a satire of Trivial Pursuit, then appearing on the Today Show and being interviewed by Jane Pauley, only to have to return to his boring, tedious job in a printing factory two days later. Another story involves a meeting with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter that ends in disaster. And then there s Wombacher s failed date with Moon Zappa at Spin magazine s 10th anniversary party. There s also the night where Wombacher, in an attempt to steal Percodan from a woman who s making a romantic dinner for him, finds something very frightening in her medicine cabinet. And of course there s the time Wombacher and his cohorts drunkenly blow up a gin room. And then...well, there s a whole table of contents more. Jump on the firetruck and see for yourself.

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About the Author:

Marty Wombacher has written for New York Post, New York Daily News, Gadfly magazine, Time Out New York, Curio, Manhattan Spirit, New York Press, Manhattan Mirror, New York Weekly, Nerve (the magazine that Legs McNeil edited, not the website), ny.citysearch.com, Toast and the Pekin Daily Times.
From 1989 to 1993, he was the editor and publisher of POP magazine.
From 1993 to 2001, he was the publisher, editor and primary writer for fishwrap magazine.
He is also the author of 99 Beers Off the Wall, published in 2002.

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