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Schmuck
Schmuck

In advertising, there are mad men. On radio, there are funny men.

Tune In...In 1960s New York, radio is king, and Elkin and Fox are the hottest morning team in town. Jerry Elkin is the funny half -- a genius at dialects and double-talk, zingers and zany characters. Sinatra flies him to Vegas on his private plane, and Rocky Graziano drinks with him (and punches him). But Jerry's life? That's no laughing matter. Secretly, he seethes at his straight-man partner, Ted Fox, a handsome rake who'd rather shtup a secretary in the studio than entertain TV offers, a guy who makes Jerry feel less a star and more a schmuck.

And that's before Jerry ever hears the name Sari Rosenbloom. The stunning eighteen-year-old is a mystical American dream, irresistible to men -- and her most obsessed admirer is Jake, Jerry's son. With the 1960s world spinning out of control, Jake is fighting for a girl who can have anyone she wants -- from the world famous artist who has sketched her nude to bon vivant Ted Fox, who's singing her name on air.

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the man who ate his book
The Man Who Ate His Book
the best of ducts.org volume II

Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Memoirs, Humor and Art From the First 12 Years of Ducts.org

Ducts.org, one of the first literary magazines on the web, was founded in 1999 and has since grown into a dependable and ambitious resource for readers looking for engaging and thought-provoking essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry, art and humor. In this, our second collection of some of our best, you will spend time with a dangerous SS man in the Warsaw Ghetto, enjoy sensuous cooking,experience a kiss that lasts forever, discover witticisms lost to time and meet The Man Who Ate His Book.

"Remarkable writing by remarkable writers. Give this book to anyone who says people aren't reading as much anymore. Better yet, buy two copies and give them as gifts." -- Patty Dann, Author of Starfish and Mermaids

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