"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters
What if you combined Shel Silverstein and Tim Burton with a dollop of Dr. Seuss? You'd get Attaboy. With a theatrical eye for the absurd and unbridled paintbrush, his hilarious anthology of illustrated poems will amuse everyone who is a kid at heart.
The cult hit The Interrogative Mood—a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon.com, GQ, The Believer, Time Out New York, and elsewhere—reminded readers that Padgett Powell is one of the enduring stars of American fiction, an electric novelist with a pitch-perfect ear for the way Americans talk and the strange things we say and believe. Learn More