Poetry. In A BOILERMAKER FOR THE LADY, Fred Yannantuono flings the funny bone of life right into the void taking the reader on an inward journey that is at once vast and hilarious. With pithy limericks, palindromes, and poems Yannantuono demonstrates his unique and masterful use of language on every page. And with opening lines from the apparently observational such as "The dumbest guy in thirty years" to the seemingly ridiculous such as "A porcupine's an iffy thing to kill," Yannantuono's dry wit provokes humor and thought read after read after read.
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