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New Book Explores Coming-of-Age in 1980s Comedy Club

2016-12-02 Print
 

The author of Miserable Holiday Stories tells a true, coming-of-age story set in the breakneck world of 1980s stand-up comedy.

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In his new memoir "Plrknib" (www.amazon.com/Plrknib/dp/B01N3RD9E2) Alex Bernstein takes the I'm with the Band notion from "Almost Famous" and flips it into I'm with the Comics. At 16, Bernstein was the youngest regular at Cincinnati’s legendary comedy club, d.w. eye, desperately trying to balance high school with writing and performing at night. As the pressure to keep up with the older comics grew, he looked for something – some edge – to help him compete. And then he found one: Plrknib – the perfect joke. But using the joke came with a terrible, terrible price. Set against the bohemian, downtown comedy boom of the early '80s, "Plrknib" is a breezy, bittersweet, and compelling story about love, friendship, and finding your own punchlines.

Early reviews say:
“Hysterical, edge-of-your-seat drama.”
“The Power of Jokes permeates this book...in a way rarely seen in fiction.”
“I felt as though I was on stage with him 30 years ago.”

About the Book:

"Plrknib" is published by Prom on Mars and is available for sale at Amazon and other online retailers, as well as to order from most bookstores.

The paperback (ISBN 978-0-9913135-4-9) retails for U.S. $6.99.
The ebook (ISBN 978-0-9913135-3-2) retails for U.S. $1.99.

Book website: www.plrknib.com
Publisher website: www.promonmars.com

About the Author:

Alex Bernstein is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer and the author of "Miserable Holiday Stories". His work appears at McSweeney’s, NewPopLit, The Big Jewel, Litro, The Rumpus, MonkeyBicycle, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Legendary, Back Hair Advocate, and PopImage, among others.

Contact:
Alex Bernstein
alexb0917gmail.com

 
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Website: http://www.plrknib.com