Mental: Funny in the Head (Paperback)

Funny in the Head

By Eddie Sarfaty

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9780758222558, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009



Eddie Sarfaty's astute and acerbic stand-up effortlessly captures the everyday absurdities of life, blending self-deprecation and sarcasm with a razor-sharp instinct for the ridiculous. In Mental, he expands his hilarious insights into a collection of autobiographical essays that explore career lows, cheapskate exes, the wonder and hell of family, psychopathic felines, and so much more. . .
Whether recounting a family trip to Paris, where his ailing father shouts obscenities at the Mona Lisa, or discovering his mother surfing in search of a mahjong a trois, Eddie excels at bitingly, but lovingly, mocking his family.
Spotlighting his own misadventures with equal relish, Eddie recounts his darkly funny experience stage managing an ill-fated Portuguese production of "The Phantom of the Opera, " reveals taking Ecstasy before lunch with Hillary Clinton, and recalls a one-night stand whose fondness for balloon animals would have animal activists up in arms.
Eddie Sarfaty is a natural storyteller, and his candid wit caustic, yet surprisingly poignant proves just as endearing and hilarious in print as it is onstage.