Clown College Instructor Confession
Sometimes, you teach a drop-in improv class, and a dude who’s never done improv before pitches to your class a “Loving Clock” (because that’s the nature of the game you’re playing – and that was the suggestion he received) – and for the rest of your week (and maybe life) you sweetly say:
“Babygirl, I love you!”
… every single time you check to see what time it is.
Have you heard an improv quote that’s either a) positively reinforced your attitude permanently or b) you’ve never been able to get out of your head? What was it?
How do you stay focused on doing what you love, when you need to exert so much time and energy on doing what must be done in order to pay to do that very thing you love? By that time, there’s little to no energy or focus left.
What a vicious cycle.
So, I freakin’ loved this book. I was so happy that the main character was such a smart (shall we say geeky – but like, the Star Wars kind – not the “good at math” kind), strong yet insecure, down-to-earth, no-nonsense, hilarious and totally ass-kicking. Geri is all the women I know who are so underepresented in literature and TV and media in general, but Gary Pearson brings this firecracker to life with such charm and compassion, and surrounds her with great supporting characters, some you love and some you’d love to see get hit by a truck.
The contrast between reality (the day-to-day; work, living accommodations, friends, family, Hamilton) and the dream-world of reality TV ($$$, hot babes, hockey stars and more $$$) are so wonderfully contrasted and eventually tangled that you become enthralled in the story and really feel for Geri and think; “What will she to choose? What would I choose?”
And let’s be honest, anything that has to do with Reality TV that actually makes you think and feel is an amazing accomplishment on its own! Read this book and feel something!