“Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell” by Roy Sekoff
Here’s a great new memoir to share, and check out the deadpan quote on the cover from Larry David!
Roy Sekoff has put pen to page to share the most embarrassing moments of his life…and what a life it has been. Roy was the founding Editor of The Huffington Post, and before that worked on a variety of TV projects such as Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” I met Roy during the early early days of E! Entertainment Television, and am excited to tell you all about his new memoir…Or better yet, let HIM tell you:
“I wanted the book to be like a fantastic one-night stand: fun, unexpected, sexy, satisfying — and not overstay its welcome. ”
Here is how Amazon describes the book, now available for sale:
“If David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Larry David, and Caitlin Moran had the unlikeliest orgy in history, the resulting love child might one day write a book like this rollicking collection of true tales from Roy Sekoff, the founding editor of the Huffington Post. Whether he’s describing a teenage pilgrimage to a Times Square porn superstore, life-changing experiences with high colonics and psychic readings, an ill-fated attempt to make off with a tissue containing Oprah’s tears, or that time Chevy Chase grabbed his balls at a funeral, Sekoff is a lively, irreverent raconteur whose sharp observations wring laughs out of a ludicrous-yet-relatable life.”
How can you argue with that?
With lots of pictures to back up those moments in his life, Roy told me this:
“I tried to tell the stories the way I would if we were having late-night drinks at a noisy bar, and I was bringing my raconteur “A game.” The goal was to be as candid – and funny – as I could.”
In a world where we are all hit with a daily barrage of controversy and scandal in our country, Sekoff wanted to offer up a different mood:
“My thinking was that desperate, depressing times like ours call for the relief of big, forget-your-troubles laughter. Unfortunately, David Sedaris puts out a new book only every three or four years, a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm last only ten episodes, Louis CK is in pervert jail, and George Carlin is dead. “Lacks Self-Control” aims to fill this cathartic comedic void.”
Well there you go! And finally, Roy offered this up:
“It’s for readers who appreciate wit and frankness, don’t blush easily, see life as both fundamentally absurd and a glorious gift, and can find humor amid the wave of humiliations, great and small, that life inevitably sends our way.”
The book went on sale today, so go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or any other online or retail outlet you buy books from, and helm me support great new writing by one of the good guys!
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