B E A C O N
Beacon Publishing Group
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Confessions of a Comedian
By Kip Addotta
From his first interactions with “The Mob” in his early childhood, his nightmarish life with his father until he was on his own at 15 years of age, through his marriages, and how he became one of the best and most famous stand-up comedians of his time, Kip Addotta tells all. He names names and details the how-to and fine-tuning of comedy.
Born and raised in a patriarchal farming community infused with bent religion, nineteen-year-old Meyrick has spent the majority of her life encased in snow-dusted hills and trees. Stanch regulation leaves little room for teenage antics and Meyrick finds herself dreaming of a future far from the grasp of rural Alberta. As plans to leave for America are coming to fruition, an unearthed secret leaves Meyrick no choice but to rescue the man she loves and embark on their adventure prematurely. Their bond grows, as does Meyrick's hatred for Leroy. She is bewildered by an inability to depart from the deranged man. She isn't a prisoner, yet something within her anchors her to him. Her mind begins to crumble. Meyrick finds it difficult to distinguish reality from illusion, past from present and often suffers cruel flashbacks. Spiraling to a state of disrepair, Meyrick is saddled with an additional challenge: Her guests aren't the fragile and defenseless wanderers she'd initially assumed. The two have amassed their own secrets during their visit which may result in deadly consequences for the three of them.