The Great Indoors
by Eric Broder
- Softcover, 320 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN: 978-1-886228-34-4
Ever had someone tell you just a little too much about himself? Meet Eric Broder, who made a habit of doing this—in the newspaper!
Certain classic elements make a humor column irresistible. Workplace humiliation, weird food, rotten vacations, cats getting rubdowns, sex machines, raging self-delusion, enraged babies, at-risk squirrels, and of course pitiful date fantasies with Madonna and Katarina Witt—pure catnip to the modern reader. At least, that is, if you judge by the regular readers of Broder's “The Great Indoors” newspaper column.
Between 1987 and 1996, Eric Broder captivated and even astonished readers of Cleveland's alternative weeklies with just such intimate and rarely believable details from his own remarkable life.
And he did it with remarkable style. In fact, Broder's writing style has been said to recall an unholy combination of Dave Barry, Barry White, Dr. Laura, Super Joe Charboneau, Walt Disney, and former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert.
This book is a treasure sure to be cherished throughout the millenium. Or at least to be left in the bathroom until it gets too mildewed to pick up. Either way, it will change your life.
Illustrations: 20 black-and-white illustrations
[The Great Indoors is] the most consistently funny column in Cleveland . . . maybe even America. WERE AM Radio
Mundane subjects, yes. Unlike most confessional columnists, however, Broder is conscious of that fact. With him, wallowing in boring doings isn't an exercise in navel-gazing, it's a head-first dive into absurdity. And when it works, as it does in “The Great Indoors,” it's very funny. The Plain Dealer
About Eric Broder
Eric Broder's weekly column, The Great Indoors, ran for many years in Cleveland alternative papers The Edition and Free Times. He has also written for local and national publications such as Men's Journal, Profiles, Cleveland Magazine, the Plain Dealer, Northern Ohio Live, and Ohio Writer. More About Eric Broder
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