She needs no introduction but you’re going to get one anyway. So cope as best you can. The lady’s name is Mary Jo Pehl. Professional purveyor of comedy. She was Pearl in Mystery Science Theater 3000. She plays herself in the DVD/live show descendant of MST3K entitled Cinematic Titanic. No longer content to bring the funny alongside a running motion picture, she intends–and will–bring the funny with the written word. That’s right, it’s Employee of the Month and Other Big Deals. Here’s what the book, in essence, has to say for itself:
You may know Mary Jo Pehl as “the guy from Mystery Science Theater 3000 that’s a woman.” But besides her stints as a writer-performer on the beloved Peabody-winning TV show, and now with the movie-riffing crew Cinematic Titanic, Mary Jo has survived one of the most traumatic, glorious, terrifying, joyful challenges known to humankind, a little thing she likes to call real life. With biting wit, bracing satire, and boundless good cheer, Mary Jo–distinguished member of the First Family of Circle Pines, Minnesota; she’ll explain–takes you on a poignant, hilarious journey through the world of keepin’ on. Dispatched from her Midwestern home state, then New York, Texas, and exotic points beyond, these very personal stories and essays, with illustrations by Len Peralta, reveal a warm, smart, funny writer who can spot the absurdities in what she deals with every day, and make her readers LOL at them. There’s nobody else like Mary Jo Pehl. But then, there’s nobody else like you, either. Hey, you two should get together! Read this book, and you will, my friend: you will.
Hmm. Len Peralta. I know that name from somewhere…Anyway.
The other big deal about this is she’s not just an author, but a vigilante author. A self-published one, taking matters into her own hands via Amazon’s CreateSpace. (Nice.)
Anyway, here’s the deal. We have two copies of her book to give away. Want to win one? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
And while you’re waiting for tomorrow to get here so you can enter again, amuse yourself with her official site or with poking around Cinematic Titanic.
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