(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions

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(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions
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Cover Art
Author Steve Almond
Country United States
Language English
Genre Essays
Published 2007 (Random House)
Media type Print
Pages 286
ISBN 978-1-4000-6619-3 (1-4000-6619-0)

(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions is a collection of essays by Steve Almond. The collection's entries divulge the author's thoughts on such topics as his sexual failures, fatherhood, and Kurt Vonnegut. The book was published September 11, 2007.


The essays of Almond's collection are contained within several different sections and each essay generally relates to the title of the section where it is found. The section titles and a selection of the entries therein follow:

How This Book Became an Official Oprah Book Club Pick

"Dear Oprah"

Why I Crush on Vonnegut

"Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt": Parts I, II and III

About My Sexual Failure

"Shame on Me"

"Chestfro Agoniste"

"My First Fake Tits"

"How to Write Sex Scenes"

Why, Upon Publication of This Book, I Will Have to Leave the City of Boston Under Cover of Night

"Red Sox Antichrist"

Concerning the Laughable Nature of Literary Fame

"How Reality TV Ate My Life"

"Blog Love"

"Heart Radical"

"Pretty Authors Make Graves"

A Recipe to Die for, A Band to Worship

"Death by Lobster Pad Thai"

"Tesla Matters (Dude)"

In Tribute to My Republican Homeys

"Cash Cowed"

"Where'd You Hide The Body"

"Demagogue Days"

How I Became a Baby Daddy

"You're What?

"10 Ways I killed My Daughter Within Her First 72 Hours of Life"

"Ham for Chanukah"

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