Clear As Clay: Provoking Life's Moldable Moments

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$15.00  $13.95
R. R. Bowker
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.64 pounds
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About the Author
Patrick Lombardi is an author of both humor and horror. His debut book, Junk Sale, a collection of humorous short stories and essays, was published in August 2018. His second book, The New Jersey Food Truck Cookbook, hit shelves in February 2023. Patrick's writing and photography also have been published in Stay Salty: Life in the Garden State as well as on BuzzFeed, Odyssey,,,, and He is a lifelong New Jerseyan, where he lives with his wife, son, and turtle.
"Whether lampooning a mother's clumsy love, reliving dreaded wedding planning, crafting a scatological paean to empathy, or lauding the benefits of a safety coffin, Patrick Lombardi's essays reveal the transformative potential of the trivial, the wonder that is a meatloaf dinner or an oil change. Deftly interweaving humor and grace, the absurd and the sober, his free-ranging recollec-tions read like Norman Rockwell moments sketched by R. Crumb." - David R. Roth, award-winning author ofThe Femme Fatale Hypothesis

"Patrick Lombardi skillfully mines the mundane for fodder for well-crafted essays on adulthood. Lombardi has turned seem-ingly innocuous moments-from waiting in line at an ice cream shop to calling a plumber as a new homeowner-into a side-splittingly funny book. You'll root for Lombardi as he fumbles through this phase of his life, and you might see yourself in it-especially if you also happen to be from New Jersey."- Kerri Sullivan, New Jersey Fan Cluband founder of Jersey Collective

"Patrick Lombardi's essays are full of insight, heart, and humor. You will be touched and moved, and you will laugh out loud. Highly recommended!"- Dr. Lise Deguire, Psy.D., award-winning author of Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor

"Patrick Lombardi brings a storyteller's eye to the everyday, elevating ordinary experiences into tales we can all relate to with wit, grace, and humor."- Nancy Norbeck, Follow Your Curiosity podcast

"Patrick Lombardi has found a way to turn humor into a tool. Like a hot knife flawlessly cutting through butter, his sardonic wit uses the force of osmosis to quickly permeate skin, tissue, and nerve to hit the funny bone-and hard! Get ready to lose your-self in story and find yourself again feeling a little lighter, and who doesn't need that? The reason to get Clear as Clay is clear as glass."- Marc Kaye, comedian, musician, and author