||Feb 14 2002
Barnes & Noble.com
I Got Stinky Feet
An insanely funny tale about two pals on a nutty motorcycle trip. An explosion of mad energy.
They would save the wicked from the pious, the rich from the poor, torch the rain forest, eat their shoes and die several times over. Yes, Dennis and his pal Dave are off on the greatest adventure of all time: A cross-country motorcycle trip begun from the frozen Midwest on the first day of winter. Along the way they wage desperate battles against humanity's most despicable enemies: Poets, wine connoiseurs, shoe sniffers, newspaper editors, square dancers and people who shout "Bravo!" And they show off to a grateful world their supreme boldness.
I Got Stinky Feet is a brilliant mix of comedy knife-edge satire that shreds the world's snobs, slobs, losers and idiots. Domrzalski savages the corrupt bureaucrats, judges, cops and other authority figures with razor-sharp dialogue. The book abounds with danger, heroes, creeps, victory and side-splitting laughter. No wussy chortles here. Just earth-shaking belly laughs. A gold mine of mad energy! Bold and irrepressible!
It was to be the greatest trip and adventure ever in the history of ever. No doubt about it. My buddy Dave said so. It would top anything that Moses or Columbus or the apostles or the astronauts or our buddy Frank, who once took a train to Wisconsin, ever did. Every instant of it would be crammed with adventure, excitement and danger. There would be no stopping, no slowing, no boredom, no standing still. Every day would be a tree-bending, window-busting, basement-flooding thunderstorm and hurricane of the mind.
December, 21, 2002
Reviewer: Maurice J. Possley
Author of Everybody Pays
It takes a bold reader to tackle this story, but it's so worth it. Dennis Domrzalski made me laugh out loud with this amazing tale of two men who launch themselves on an adventure-seeking trip from Chicago. The tone is set with the decision to head out on motorcycles in the dead of winter. These men are BOLD--their goal of saving the wicked from the pious is a challenge of the highest order. But this is not just a very funny book; it is larded with many deadly truths. Our protagonists repeatedly savage the corrupted bureaucrats, judges, cops and other authority figures with razor-sharp dialogue. And only someone who once lived in Chicago could come up with a bus driver who refuses to pick up passengers because, among other reasons, it slows him down and he can't keep his schedule. This book should be on tape, but only if the author is the reader. Then, it would be 10 times as good.
Big Feet with Paul Bunions
May 10, 2002
Reviewer: Mark Sienkiewicz from Metz, France
Despite its unfortunate title, I GOT STINKY FEET is the sort of book that Mark Twain would have written if he had had a motorcycle. This book is a sustained and hilarious assault on everything that is cheezy, cheap, fake, phoney, pretentious and politically correct in the US.
Read this book and you will never look at life in the same way again.
Hilarious, riotous humor
Aug. 29, 2003
Kent Morse, writer, editor from Corrales, New Mexico
When asked to review "I Got Stinky Feet" by Dennis Domrzalski, I was
initially offended by the title, then, upon receipt of a review copy,
was further offended by the cover art. Then, thoroughly offended, but
witless and innocent of content- I began to read, discovering again that
"Fortuna favet fortibus", (Fortune favors the bold). This book is an
internal examination. Outwardly pronouncing as an heroic, comedic, and Quixotic adventure, it is more importantly available to the careful reader, in spite of its hilarious, riotous, humor,and in
some cases because of it, a revelation of the author's self-doubt,
yearning for growth, and considerable insights.
As a self-examination by a bright and quirky mind, it should be
considered with and against "On the Road", John Irving's first novel
"Setting Free the Bears", and even Hopper and Fonda's film, less linked
but in the general neighborhood, "Easy Rider".
Tough to swallow.
Born in honesty.
To widely varieagate from Alfred North Whitehead,well, slightly:
"Difficult books that 'can't be taught' reflect only upon the teachers.
Difficult books ought to be taught; that is when both the teachers and
students learn. That is called education".
This book holds the distinction of being neither a success nor a
failure; it is complete unto itself; it is success in being both funny and highly personal. It stands alone. We other scribblers should wish to do so well.
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Reader Reviews for "I Got Stinky Feet, Volume One Open Air Asylum"
|Reviewed by katie nadolski
|well i was actually flipping through the book and on the first page i almost dropped the book freaking out because i saw my uncle dave's name. and after talking with my grandma about it she told me that this book was given to my grandpa by my uncle and it was based on a trip that you and my uncle took across country and i just had to have it. it is just so cool!!!|
|Reviewed by Cynthia Borris
Great reviews. I got motorcycle butt and stinky feet just reading the excellent comments. Did I mentioned I'm also very cold, dead of winter and all? Terrific concept for what sounds like a wild ride.