boy-chik Yiddish word for a young man with more chutzpah than brains. It's all about male-centered comic fiction, in the manner of P.G. Wodehouse, Peter De Vries (godfather of boychik) and more recent masters of the genre, Erik Tarloff (The Man Who Wrote the Book) and Peter Lefcourt (The Woody). Here's a place for commentary on this evolving form. You can buy Gerald's books from Amazon.com, bn.com, or your favorite bookseller in paper or ebook.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am *not* this guy!
If you're into self-empowerment, leadership, human diversity, and team building, click here because he's probably the one you want.
If instead you're a fan of Tucker Max or Chuck Palahniuk, you're not exactly home but you're in the neighborhood (a classier part, I'd say, but let's not diss commercial success).
For example, I suppose James Earl Jones made the same decision I did - to always use my middle name Everett in an effort to set myself apart (and "build my brand," as the other GJ might suggest) from the myriad Google hits you'll get on Gerald Jones, including an Australian who owns auto body shops, a scholar of Mormon history, and an authority on comic books (dangerously close to comic novels, but if you know the difference, that's another sign you're in the right place).
BTW Gerald means spear shaker, which is another tantalizing clue that "Shakespeare" was the pen name of Gerald Francis Bacon. And every male knows that shaking your spear might or might not be impressive, but be warned it will almost always get you into trouble.
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Where do you get that Francis Bacon's first name was Gerald?
Where do you get Francis Bacon's first name being Gerald?
It's been awhile since I posted this. I thought the reference to Gerald Francis Bacon was in Bill Bryon's Shakespeare, but I can't find it now. There is a hit for that name on Google but appears to be a contemporary person who has an interest in Bacon history but whose Web page is down. Apologies for the confusion.
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