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Ll of Chicago its ghosts living and dead its heroes and fools sinners and saints its people and places and all of its occasions and in these pages they have gathered strange and unlikely bedfellows to sing a new song for Chicago It will twist your arm behind your back this song It will break your fingers Billy Lombardo author of The Man With Two Arms and The Logic of a Rose Chicago Stori. A collection of fabulist short shorts told in the voices of famous Chicagoans Some of the stories went a little over my head because I don t know Chicago that well but if you re interested in reading Obama recounting bowling perfect game Ron Santo narrating a Cubs World Series parade Hugh Hefner talking about sex in the afterlife or Dennis Rodman describing his final tattoo and other such amusing pieces then this is a book for you Also the author is a Creative Writing Professor who spends his summers working as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field which is pretty much the most awesome thing I ve ever heard

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Chicago Stories

Chicago Stories 40 dramatic fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski acclaimed author and Wrigley Field beer vendor each told in the persona of a famous Chicagoan from Mrs O'Leary to Barack Obama Flexing impressive literary chops the beer vendorcreative writing professor captures both the tough defensive exterior and the vulnerable often broken heart of his city Timeout ChicagoChicago a page at a t. Czyzniejewski presents stories that are inventive and entertaining at the same time that they paint a comprehensive portrait of the essence of Chicago I ve only been to Chicago a few times and only know so much about it occasionally taking a moment to familiarize myself with someone talking who an average Chicago resident would probably be horrified that I didn t know immediately but the stories felt true to Chicago at the same time that some of them were delightfully insane I mean Pat Sajak talking about the universe Roger Ebert talking about a date with Oprah Czyzniejewski is inventive in having these iconic Chicago figures say things I never would have imagined them saying but it still feels true I think it is uite an accomplishment and it along with strong and interesting prose makes for a wonderful read

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Ime Michael Czyzniejewski gets right to the point in telling the city's stories Chicago TribuneMichael Czyzniejewski’s “Chicago Stories” forty fictional monologues riffing on the common culture of the Windy City’s shared history projected forward into a possible future Not uite historical fiction like historical jazz Newcity LitIn 'Chicago Stories' Michael Czyzniejewski summons a. Czyzniejewski is a beautiful writer full of wit and charm and with this collection he has not only written with great verve and flash but he has written about any number of disparate Chicago characters whose stories you cannot help but lose yourself in because like all great writers Czyzniejewski has made it so More


10 thoughts on “Chicago Stories

  1. says:

    Czyzniejewski presents stories that are inventive and entertaining at the same time that they paint a comprehensive portrait

  2. says:

    a week after reading this i'm still undecided whether this collection would pack the same punch for a non chicagoan as it would for a denizen

  3. says:

    I read this between last night and this morning These stories are beautiful little monologues that than anything else shares the author's passion for a city whether that passion manifests itself as anger melancholy or simple pride depends on the narrator Imaginative and funny throughout this little collection i

  4. says:

    Czyzniejewski is a beautiful writer full of wit and charm and with this collection he has not only written with great verve and flash but he has written about any number of disparate Chicago characters whose stor

  5. says:

    I got an early copy at AWP Super fun collection awesome bathtub book

  6. says:

    An absurdist Chi town Spoon River Anthology on crack Mike Czyzniejewski's Chicago Stories is an explosion of imagination a relentless churn of intellect and wit In true Chicago style this book tells it straight to your face and pulls no punches Chicago Stories is easily the most fun I've had reading in uite some time — Alan Heathcock author of VOLT In Chicago Stories Michael Czyzniejewski channels Studs Terkel's Division Street the voic

  7. says:

    Read for the #paperbacksummer challengeI liked the wide array of Chicago icons chosen some famous Oprah Obama and some lesser known David Yow of the Jesus Lizard Depending on your knowledge of some of the real people the f

  8. says:

    It must be said how incredibly delightful these monologues are They are almost all very funny and a good number of them are likewise poignant and striking But like most flash fiction to me it is too often too little And like a snippet from McSweenies online many of the great pieces of humor have little else to them there is a kno

  9. says:

    A collection of fabulist short shorts told in the voices of famous Chicagoans Some of the stories went a little over my head because I don't know Chicago that well but if you're interested in reading Obama recou

  10. says:

    This was super good I've only spent a couple of years in Chicago but a lot of my family is from there and they definitely have a strong conne

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