Sad Monsters

Sad Monsters

Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside

By Frank Lesser; Willie Real (Illustrator)

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297395, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Description
An Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Colbert Report" follows in the (big) footsteps of "Bigfoot: I Not Dead."

Monsters have it tough. Besides being deeply misunderstood, they suffer from very real problems: Mummies have body image issues, Godzilla is going through an existential crisis, and creatures from the black lagoon face discrimination from creatures from the white lagoon. At heart, these monsters are human; after all, you are what you eat. Quirkily illustrated, "Sad Monsters" hilariously documents the trials and tribulations of all the undead creatures monster-mad readers have grown to love, from vampires and werewolves, to chupacabras and sphinxes, and even claw-footed bathtubs.



About the Author
Frank Lesser nacio en Erfurt. Estudio la educacion, fue despues de la conclusion del examen de estado en matematicas y fisica por dos anos en la ensenanza de la escuela secundaria y luego se traslado a la de procesamiento de datos. Mas tarde consiguio una espectacular fuga de la RDA a la Republica Federal. El continuo trabajando en el procesamiento de datos y de hecho, como un especialista en la organizacion y la programacion en el entorno mainframe. Despues de unos anos comenzo su propio negocio y trabajo a partir de entonces para los bancos, companias de seguros y la gran industria. Sobre todo para los bancos, que recoge un total de cerca de 12 anos trabajando en diferentes proyectos de un gran conocimiento de informacion privilegiada. Durante muchos anos, que tiene que ver con el papel de los bancos centrales y la introduccion del euro, por lo que finalmente se produjo en vista de la crisis economica y financiera mundial cada vez peor a la decision de escribir este libro. A menudo viaja a Andalucia. Su pasatiempo favorito es la bicicleta de carreras.



Praise For Sad Monsters

"Thanks to this hilarious book, I'm no longer scared of monsters. However, I am still terrified of books."
--Stephen Colbert

"Delightful and definitive proof that the undead are just as unhappy as the rest of us."
--Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

"Sad Monsters is utterly hilarious. Then scary. Then hilarious again."
--Scott Kenemore, author of The Zen of Zombie

"Hilarious. Frank Lesser has done a great service to human-monster relations." -Bob Powers, co-author, The Werewolf's Guide To Life: A Manual For The Newly Bitten

"With <I>Sad Monsters</I>...the joke keeps getting reinvented in creative and wonderful ways. So yes, it's funny — but it's also smart and creative. It begs for public readings."
--Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender���s Game

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