Social Blunders by Tim Sandlin

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"A story of grand faux pas and dazzling dysfunction...a wildly satirical look at the absurdities of modern life." -The New York Times Book Review

One of five men could be Sam Callahan's father. Is knowing the truth worth the havoc he'll cause trying to find out?

Laid low by divorce-the result of an endless stream of poor choices-Sam decides it's time he met his dad. But his quest to meet the men and discover the truth does more than just shake up the five likely suspects-it pretty much napalms the lives of everyone he meets.

"Wild , wonderful, and wickedly funny...Highly recommended." - Library Journal

"Ribald... comic and bawdy...oddly effective blend of flippancy and compassion." - Publishers Weekly

"Tim Sandlin only gets better. Social Blunders is an affecting book...It is fiction to be savored." -Larry McMurtry

"A weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again, and it's surprisingly effective." -Booklist

"Tim Sandlin's stuff is as tight and funny as anyone doing this comedy novel thing." - Christopher Moore


About Tim Sandlin

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Reviewers have variously compared Tim Sandlin to Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Larry McMurtry, John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, and a few other writers you've probably heard of. He has published nine novels and a book of columns. He wrote eleven screenplays for hire, two of which have been made into movies. He lives with his family in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is director of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. His "Sandlinistas" follow him at
Published September 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 329 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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``Traumatic events always happen,'' according to Sam, ``exactly two years before I reach the maturity level to deal with them.'' Today, he has his hands full: His wife has left him, his daughter has lost her virginity, his mother is wanted for the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan's dog, a...

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(The earlier parts of Sam's life were chronicled in Skipped Parts and Sorrow Floats.) Sam never knew his birth father's identity: his mother claims to have been gang-raped by five high-school football players, which has left Sam with an abhorrence of men and of conventional sex as well.

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