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by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

Paperback, 350 pages, Berkley Trade, List Price: $15 |


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An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists and a pizza chain mascot. One character, Philip Horkman, is a happy man, the owner of a pet store called the Wine Shop and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. The other, Jeffrey Peckerman, is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives.