How to Be Inappropriate

How to Be Inappropriate

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Dry, offbeat, and mostly profane, this debut collection of humorous nonfiction glorifies all things inappropriate and TMI. A compendia of probing essays, lists, profiles, barstool rants, queries, pedantic footnotes, play scripts, commonplace miscellany, and overly revealing memoir, How to Be Inappropriate adds up to the portrait of an artist who bumbles through life obsessed with one thing: extreme impropriety. In How to Be Inappropriate, Daniel Nester determines the boundary of acceptable behavior by completely disregarding it. As a twenty-something hipster, he looks for love with a Williamsburg abstract painter who has had her feet licked for money. As a teacher, he tries out curse words with Chinese students in ESL classes. Along the way, Nester provides a short cultural history on mooning and attempts to cast a spell on a neighbor who fails to curb his dog. He befriends exiled video game king Todd Rogers, re-imagines a conversation with NPRa€™s Terry Gross, and invents a robot version of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons. No matter which misadventure catches their eye in this eclectic series of essays, How to Be Inappropriate makes readers appreciate that someone else has experienced these embarrassing sides of life, so that they wona€™t have to.When I arrive, I tell John, the manager and owner, that I want to a€œget as tan as possible before Christmas.a€ Too tan, even. He takes ... A Pioneer car stereo rests beside round lamplights. Bon Jovia#39;s a€œBad Medicineaquot; ... on Christopher Street? Or is it the creative classa#39; aversion to the dAcclassAc trucker tans of the manual laborer ?

Title:How to Be Inappropriate
Author:Daniel Nester
Publisher:Soft Skull Press - 2009-09-15


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