The X-Mas Men

The X-Mas Men

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Beyond the parties and the TV specials and the shopping and the gift exchangeseven beyond the sermons and the prayersChristmas has a way of shedding a twinkling light on our lives like no other day (or time) of the year.Despite their disparate religious and familial and economic backgrounds, for seventeen authors at Indy Mens Magazine, Christmas is a day charged with laughter and beauty, hope and regret.This book is a very personal celebration, reconsideration, and, at times, an indictment of, to quote a lyric from a famous TV special, the most wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful day of the year. Inside youll find: Novelist Michael Kun on Buying a Gift for Dad; Esquire magazines Tom Chiarella on Christmas at the Poker Tables; Award-winning memoirist Doug Crandall on Homemade Holidays; Playwright Eric Pfef finger on Holidays Home from College; Best-selling author Philip Gulley on Holiday Lights and Holiday Songs; Radio host Ed Wenck on Troublemaking at the Altar; Novelist/writing teacher Dan Barden on Receiving and RejectingGifts; and Journalist/retired Navy of ficer Todd Tucker on Coming Home. Plus stories by: Tim Farrell, Eric Furman, Peter Graham, Lou Harr y, Brian D. Smith, Julia Spalding, Sam Stall, John B.Thomas, Todd Tobias . . . and Santa.An Eclectic Collection of Holiday Essays Lou Harry, Todd Tobias ... In retrospect, Christmas of I978 wasna#39;t the most memorable day of my life for the gifts I received a€” it was memorable in that it symbolically represents, in my mind anyway, theanbsp;...

Title:The X-Mas Men
Author:Lou Harry, Todd Tobias
Publisher: - 2006


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