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Friday, June 18, 2010

With One Eye Open

Humor by Polly Frost
Publication Date:  May 2010
Publisher:  Rapture House

Donated By:  Polly Frost, Author

Polly Frost's humor book, "With One Eye Open," brings together twenty-five of her funniest stories, essays and pieces. Her targets for delicious satire include blogaholism, fitness trends, gamers, sex writers, carbohydrate addicts, and friendship in the age of the internet and cellphones.

Polly's humor has been published in numerous magazines including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Grin & Tonic and Narrative. Four of her humor pieces were selected for The New Yorker "best of" anthologies "Disquiet, Please!" and "Fierce Pajamas." She's also been included in the just released "Humor Me" anthology edited by Ian Frazier.


"Miss Polly Frost is so funny, so wildly intelligent, and so mean to the unfortunate half-wits who cross her path, she is the Edith Wharton of her generation." --E. Jean Carroll, Elle columnist and life advisor at

"In these sharp and unsettling, and very, very funny pieces, Polly Frost shows us how inordinately pleased too many of us are with the way we live now." --Daniel Menaker, author of "A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation"

"Polly Frost captures in fabulous details, the absurdity of life. Laughing out loud often follows. Whether it's inventing an I-Dog (cross between a phone and a dog) or seminars to help repressed bloggers release their inner critic, it's all here. Her work mixes highly observational smarts with a little bit of sass. It comes back and bites you in the ass when you're not looking." --Laura Banks, author of "Embracing Your Big Fat Ass"

"Polly Frost makes it look easy. I hate her." --Larry Doyle, author of "Go, Mutants!" and "I Love You, Beth Cooper"

Polly Frost is an author, playwright and journalist who lives in New York City with her husband, Ray Sawhill. Polly's story collection, "Deep Inside," was published by Tor in 2007. Polly and Ray Sawhill often collaborate. Their play, "The Last Artist in New York City," was selected for Best American Short Plays 2008-2009 published by Applause. They co-wrote and co-produced "The Fold" webseries along with director, Matt Lambert. Visit Polly's website for more information:

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 Tour Participants

1.  Christa - mailed 7/31 ~ DC # 03093220000128035916
2.  Tracee 
3.  Tiffany

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    christa @ mental foodie said...

    cytljjb @ gmail . com

    ok said...

    I would love to do this tour if it is still available!
    Tiffany, PA

    Tracee said...

    Sounds funny - I'll give it a shot!

    Tracee (WI)

    christa @ mental foodie said...


    christa @ mental foodie said...

    Sent to Tracee today

    DC: 03093220000128035916

    christa @ mental foodie said...

    My review:

    ok said...

    Here is my review

    ok said...

    The letter in my book said she sent a second copy to me that did not need to be mailed on...

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