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ISBN:
0375500375
Author:
Tony Kornheiser
Category:
Humor
Language:
English
Publisher:
Villard; 1st edition (October 28, 1997)
Pages:
269 pages
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1544 kb
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1839 kb
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Bald as I wanna be. by. Kornheiser, Tony.

Bald as I wanna be.

Bald as I Wanna Be Hardcover – October 28, 1997. Tony Kornheiser (Author). A sports/humor writer for the Washington Post, he is an underrated gem among humorous writers. I only enjoy Dave Barry more.

Bald as I Wanna Be book. The radio humorist and columnist for The Washington Post gathers. Reading Tony Kornheiser is like eating a substantial tub of almond chocolate brownie fudge ice cream and feeling the better for it. Reading TK is like drinking scotch whiskey all night long and not dying beh I can't believe I read the whole thing! Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post columnist, is one funny dude. He is just about the funniest dude I ever read. Burp! Is reading Tony Kornheiser like popping chocolate covered cheery bon-bons or stuffing your face with Lay's potato chips? No.

Tony Kornheiser tackles everything from politics to his daughter's softball and soccer games in this book, but with a hilarious sense of humor is involved with everything

Tony Kornheiser tackles everything from politics to his daughter's softball and soccer games in this book, but with a hilarious sense of humor is involved with everything. This book is for everyone, it's for your 85 year old father and your high school junior son, like me. I can asure you that you'll be chuckling within a few of the first pages. I HIGHLY recommend both to any reader. I can't believe I read the whole thing! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post columnist, is one.

Robert talks with sports writer Tony Kornheiser about his latest book, "Bald As I Wanna B.  . Kornheiser is a columnist for the Washington Post, and the book is a collection of his columns that touch on topics of politics, sports, family life, and American society

Robert talks with sports writer Tony Kornheiser about his latest book, "Bald As I Wanna B. Kornheiser is a columnist for the Washington Post, and the book is a collection of his columns that touch on topics of politics, sports, family life, and American society. STATIONS: "Bald As I Wanna Be" is published by Villard Books.

Another book of recycled newspaper columns? .

Another book of recycled newspaper columns? Yes, but Bald As I Wanna Be is worth taking a second look at.Another book of recycled newspaper columns? Yes, but Bald As I Wanna Be is worth taking a second look at, since Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser can be a very funny guy. No topic is too sacred for his whoopee-cushion satire: his own spreading buttocks and retreating hairline, suburban moms driving four-wheel-drive rigs big enough to invade Czechoslovakia, a drunken investment banker run amok on an airplane like an orangutan.

I think it's really cool to be on a jury. I wonder what they'd write about me. "Juror No. 4, a fat, bald, old, whiny Caucasian man who dresses like a vagrant and has complained incessantly about the texture of the toilet paper in the jury lavatory

I think it's really cool to be on a jury. jury-the people on that jury got book deals, and they got on Nightline, and some of them even got to meet Greta Van Susteren! They were always being written about in the newspapers: "Juror No. 1, a thirty-six-year-old Caucasian male with a master's degree who works for a high-tech corporation. 4, a fat, bald, old, whiny Caucasian man who dresses like a vagrant and has complained incessantly about the texture of the toilet paper in the jury lavatory. I try to diet, but unfortunately I've come to the point in life where nearly everything disgusts or disappoints me except food.

com: Bald as I Wanna be: Hard cover is in fine condition as is the dust jacket. Bald as I Wanna be. Tony Kornheiser. ISBN 10: 0375500375, ISBN 13: 9780375500374. Published by Villard Books, N. 1997. Condition: Fine Hardcover.

Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (/ˈkɔːrnhaɪzər/; born July 13, 1948) is a former sportswriter and columnist, as well as a podcast and television talk show host and restaurateur. He is best known for his endeavors in three forms of media: as a longtime writer for The Washington Post, as a co-host of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning sports debate show Pardon the Interruption since 2001, and as the host of The Tony Kornheiser Show, a radio show and podcast

Tony Kornheiser, Actor: Creed. Author of three collections of allegedly funny columns from the Post: Pumping Irony (1995), Bald As I Wanna Be (1997) and I'm Back For More Cash (2002).

Tony Kornheiser, Actor: Creed. The T-man, he's epic! He's Clah-sic! Rack him! Sports columnist & writer for the Washington Post since 1979. Previously a sportswriter for the New York Times and Newsday. Host of the aptly-named.

The radio humorist and columnist for The Washington Post gathers his funniest and most insightful pieces from the past few years, encompassing such subjects as marriage, children, politics, sports, and the meaning of life. 30,000 first printing.
  • Ielonere
I love TK
Listened to his radio show for years.
DVR'ed and watched PTI for years.
But being a west coast guy, I never got to read his stuff in the Post regularly.
This is another of Mr. Tony's "I'll make a book out of my old column's" and I loved it.
Even my wife (who hates PTI because she thinks Tony and Mike are arguing) thought it was funny.
Of course, it ended up in the bathroom, as a column (or two) is perfect bathroom reading, and now I need another copy that's not got a red dot ;)
  • JOIN
Item as described. Timely delivery.
  • Wanenai
exactly as described, fast delivery
  • Mavivasa
It can only be speculated why one of Tony Kornheiser's books is out of print, and another is currently a "special order" item. A sports/humor writer for the Washington Post, he is an underrated gem among humorous writers. I only enjoy Dave Barry more.
In this book (whose cover and title spoof a Dennis Rodman autobio, and whom he roundly flogs on the book's pages) Kornheiser contemplates male pattern baldness and whether the cure is worse than the affliction; Michael Jordan cologne ("if you give the average person a sheet of paper and instructions to list what he thinks of when he thinks of Michael Jordan, 'smells good' would end up No. 97, right after 'rabbinical student'"); dogs; different kinds of cars; foreign money; how to have a nice lawn; exhuming presidents and whether this is a new trend; Jose Lind, who was arrested without pants or underwear; politically correct food; and his crazy family, which includes a sociopath nephew, a newly single brother, an alcoholic uncle, and an eightysomething father who's dating "Tiffany," who doesn't know who "Kennedy" was and tells people about her past lives.
There are a few more somber columns in this collection, such as the one about his aging uncle; there is also the occasional lapse into literal poetry, such as a rhymed eulogy to Dr. Seuss and a poem about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan (that one is a real hoot!). But overall it has the flavor of a Jewish Dave Barry (who gives Kornheiser a highly entertaining back cover quote).
Fans of Barry will find the same sort of rational insanity in Kornheiser's work, and some of the same observations through a different lens. (Like being hit by the flu) It's a hilarious collection of funny columns by a funny writer. Someone bring it back into print, and fast.
  • Arashitilar
Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post columnist, is one funny dude. He is just about the funniest dude I ever read. Burp! Is reading Tony Kornheiser like popping chocolate covered cheery bon-bons or stuffing your face with Lay's potato chips? No. Reading Tony Kornheiser is like eating a substantial tub of almond chocolate brownie fudge ice cream and feeling the better for it. Reading TK is like drinking scotch whiskey all night long and not dying behind the wheel.*
His title is a take off on cross-dressing former NBA basketballer and party animal Dennis Rodman's best-selling memoir "Bad As I Wanna Be." (And you were worried about the quality of the books on the best seller list.) Since Tony and Dennis are the epitome of what the other isn't, this seems fair.
Tony is funnier than his fellow beltway columnist, and my pal, Joel Achenbach, although not as travel ready. The only collections of funny writings that I have read recently that can compare in the sense of pure laugh out loud belly bouncing humor are those by the recusant Joe Queenan (my other pal), whom I'm sure you know is not entirely housebroken. (Joke, dude, JOKE!)
Kornheiser is the leader of a new breed of humor newspaper columnists replacing such old time stalwarts as Art Buchwald and I forget who else. The new style is to slyly lampoon the icons of the culture and to sweetly ridicule the mundane in our lives and to lovingly roast our loved ones and leave the pols and their wily ways to the cartoonists. Here's Tony visiting his dad in Florida:
"Dad, what's the purpose of all this string?"
He said, "You never know..."
You never know what? When a yo-yo tournament is coming to town?...
And coupons! ... My dad had twenty-three coupons for Taster's Choice; there's not enough water in the Everglades to brew that much coffee... The kicker is: My dad drinks Folger's! He kept the Taster's Choice coupons for company. Like who's coming over, Canada? (pp 85-86)
Or, when he's driving his dad to a store:
I'm driving in Florida traffic, which is to say I'm creeping along behind a row of cars driven by people whose heads don't extend over the steering wheels, and they're going five miles an hour. Everything is in slow motion. It's like I'm driving through cream of mushroom soup. (p. 113)
Kornheiser also writes about his kids, his neighbor's kids, his dog, his neighbor's turtle, yard and tomato growing wars--all the shtick of the suburban sun dance. One of my favorite pieces was his take on Michael Jordan cologne:
Michael Jordan is in the business of sweating. Putting him together with cologne is like having Christie Brinkley sell feminine mustache bleach, or Carl Sagan...[endorse] the Psychic Hot Line. (p. 13)**
The columns (all from the Washington Post) are organized under various headings, e.g., "It's a Jungle Out There" (been there); "Fear of Fogeyism" (done that); "Rich, Famous People Who Don't Know I Exist" (never happened to me); and "Capital Comment" (in which Kornheiser finally, but finally gets around to the usual subject matter in our nation's capital, our leaders and their cute and wondrous ways).
Bottom line: don't pick this up in a store and start reading the selections. You won't be able to read just one.
*Recalling (it just popped into my head) the Steely Dan lyric.
**Here I craftily correct Kornheiser's lack of strict parallel sentence structure. (He wrote "endorsing" and his addlebrained editor thought that was okay since it jived with "having" but WE know it needed to jive with "sell." Yes, I am as Mean As I Wanna Be.)
  • Buridora
This collection of humorous columns is not quite as good as Kornheiser's first, "Pumping Irony." I do, however, believe that when this collection was published, Kornheiser was still funnier than Dave Barry. (He has since gone downhill as he became more famous and focused more on his sports radio show.)
This collection is quite amusing and if you are a fan of Kornheiser, Barry, or similar columnists, you should enjoy it. The columns are observant and self-deprecating with cute anecdotes and standard jokes. My personal favorite is entitled "A Clothes Call" and it details the author's shopping trip with another Washington Post sports columnist, Michael Wilbon. Other columns focus on Thanksgiving, dogs, parents, and weathermen. It is very much worth a try.
  • Gabar
Like you, I've often felt like Torny was a good friend, who I never had the chance to meet. The kind of friend who knows-it-all, borrows money from you and never repays it and then hits on your sister. All the while, he thinks he's so much better than you just because he's a loudmouth.

Tony is about truth and finding the everyday humor in life.

Unfortunatley, I heard a rumor that Torny likes to ask attractive women if they'd like to go for a "mustache ride" when he first meets them. Now it's just a rumor so I would not believe it.

Overall, Tony is the best, just ask him.