In these funny and twisted stories of American culture, David McGimpsey answers questions that have long demanded answer: What does a teacher of "Elvisology" teach? What kind of animal is McDonald's Grimace? Did Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman ever kiss each other? If Fonzie's leather jacket wrote letters -- who would Fonzie's jacket write to? Are there other kinds of nog besides egg nog? Is it better to write for The New Yorker or to have "developed scripts" for LA Law? Is there a worse band name than "The Agoraphobic Wilburys"? And, of course, what parts of the male anatomy best rhyme with "Jesus"?
About the author
David McGimpsey is the author of five collections of poetry including Li'l Bastard which was named one of the 'books of the year' by both the Quill & Quire and the National Post and was shortlisted for Canada's Governor General's Award. He is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture. Named by the CBC as one of the 'Top Ten English language poets in Canada,' his work was also the subject of the book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. He lives in Montréal.