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  1. says:

    Czyzniejewski presents stories that are inventive and entertaining at the same time that they paint a comprehensive portrait of the essence of Chicago I've only been to Chicago a few times and only know so much about it occasionally taking a moment to familiarize myself with someone talking who an average Chicago resident would probably be horrified that I didn't know immediately but the stories felt true to Chicago at the same time that some of them were delightfully insane I mean Pat Sajak talking about the universe? Roger Ebert talking about a date with Oprah? Czyzniejewski is inventive in having these iconic Chicago figures say things I never would have imagined them saying but it still feels true I think it is uite an accomplishment and it along with strong and interesting prose makes for a wonderful read


  2. says:

    a week after reading this i'm still undecided whether this collection would pack the same punch for a non chicagoan as it would for a denizen of the city much of chicago's history colorful characters are here woven in incredibly short unexpected narratives i was amused and even moved by many of them but then again i'm kinda biased i freakin' love my hometownfavorites included“Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Settles at the Mouth of the Cuyahoga River”The Water Tower Suffers Post Traumatic Stress DisorderPat Sajak Explains the Many Metaphors of a Giant Spinning WheelEating William Wells' Stout Heart Fort Dearborn 1812From the Grave Carl Sandburg Workshops the Author's Manuscript san this last page


  3. says:

    I read this between last night and this morning These stories are beautiful little monologues that than anything else shares the author's passion for a city whether that passion manifests itself as anger melancholy or simple pride depends on the narrator Imaginative and funny throughout this little collection is full of surprises Who would have thought Hilary Clinton had blood lust? Or that Gill Scott Heron would like to put a curse on R Kelly? Or that Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey once had a disastrous date? It's all here Buy this book


  4. says:

    Czyzniejewski is a beautiful writer full of wit and charm and with this collection he has not only written with great verve and flash but he has written about any number of disparate Chicago characters whose stories you cannot help but lose yourself in because like all great writers Czyzniejewski has made it so More


  5. says:

    I got an early copy at AWP Super fun collection awesome bathtub book


  6. says:

    An absurdist Chi town Spoon River Anthology on crack Mike Czyzniejewski's Chicago Stories is an explosion of imagination a relentless churn of intellect and wit In true Chicago style this book tells it straight to your face and pulls no punches Chicago Stories is easily the most fun I've had reading in uite some time — Alan Heathcock author of VOLT In Chicago Stories Michael Czyzniejewski channels Studs Terkel's Division Street the voices so singular and complete that in the end you feel as though you've listened to each story rather than read them Rob Funderburk's illustrations are a snapshot of movement; in their messy deliberate lines each voice comes alive Chicago buffs if you like architecture that is if you like outsides the riverboat tour will do But if you're looking to go inside for a deeper look Czyzniejewski's book will take you there — Lindsay Hunter author of Daddy's Mike Czyzniejewski's Chicago Stories reads at once as scatting celebration of the moral landscape that stretches across the country's midsection and as a travelogue Czyzniejewski's sharp wit and peering eye trek along that crooked road between the dead president crony highways and the murky river crossing tracks where trains haven't run in two score – before boring down past the jukejoints sidled against public houses and corner hustlers hawking whores to blue pickpockets and last migrants on the run down where they all keep score in shadow votes The author brings it home early and often here as along with so much he is a sojourner — Bayo Ojikutu author of Free Burning


  7. says:

    Read for the #paperbacksummer challengeI liked the wide array of Chicago icons chosen some famous Oprah Obama and some lesser known David Yow of the Jesus Lizard Depending on your knowledge of some of the real people the fictitious stories may not ring true at times Anyone who's watched Mr T's surreal children's special knows that he would never taunt someone for being a momma's boy and something tells me that someone who wrote the BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS screenplay namely Roger Ebert would not be as prudish as he is in his story The Dennis Rodman and Cubs championship pieces were the most effective ones for me I'm surprised there were no hockey storylines included as the Blackhawks have had some strong personalities over the years


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    It must be said how incredibly delightful these monologues are They are almost all very funny and a good number of them are likewise poignant and striking But like most flash fiction to me it is too often too little And like a snippet from McSweenies online many of the great pieces of humor have little else to them there is a knowing nod and a smirk but nothing underneath Which sounds so critical though I do not mean it that way I recommend this to everyone who likes delightful flash fiction and to those that like a good little laugh even if it fails to really get further beyond that for me


  9. says:

    A collection of fabulist short shorts told in the voices of famous Chicagoans Some of the stories went a little over my head because I don't know Chicago that well but if you're interested in reading Obama recounting bowling perfect game Ron Santo narrating a Cubs World Series parade Hugh Hefner talking about sex in the afterlife or Dennis Rodman describing his final tattoo and other such amusing pieces then this is a book for you Also the author is a Creative Writing Professor who spends his summers working as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field which is pretty much the most awesome thing I've ever heard


  10. says:

    This was super good I've only spent a couple of years in Chicago but a lot of my family is from there and they definitely have a strong connection to the cityI had to google a lot of the people to get a referance for the story but once you know just a little bit about the protagonist in each section the stories themselves are hilarious and often times thought provoking This was a uick and easy read fun for anyone who knows the city and its history or someone willing to do a bit of research as the go alongCzyniejewski ready to write a book about Detroit?


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