Poetry. As funny and entertaining read backward as it is read forward, TO IDI AMIN I'M A IDIOT AND OTHER PALINDROMES never fails to push the limit of thinking and unbridled curiosity. Fred Yannantuono's wit coupled with the insightful illustrations of Philippe Petit-Roulet create in this book a perfect storm of word play that you can hold in your hands, heart, and head to read and contemplate over and over.
Fired from Hallmark for writing meaningful greeting-card verse, he once ran twenty straight balls at pool; finished 183rd (out of about 10,000) at the 1985 U.S. Open Crossword Puzzle Tournament; won a yodeling contest in a German restaurant; was bitten by a guard dog in a tattoo parlor; survived a car crash with Sidney Lumet; Paul Newman once claimed to have known him for a long time; has not been arrested in 17 months. He is the author of A BOILERMAKER FOR THE LADY (NYQ Books, 2009). Author City: Bronxville, NY USA