In this uniquely conceived memoir, author and comedian Paul Alexander offers up fresh insights into the perils and joys of parenthood, ranging from amusing to hilarious to keenly observant to chaotically insightful.
"They say don't meet your heroes. I've decided to make Paul's son my hero so I won't feel obliged to meet him. That kid is trouble! The way I see it, reading this book is way more enjoyable than having a kid. So, the choice is yours."
- Mike Gandolfi, Actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer
“. . . full of laughs and giggles and any parent will take a trip back in time to the horrifying actions of their own children–second-hand chewing gum; food landing on the floor; fights in the play park; attacks on household pets; yes, it all comes back with alarming clarity.”
- Lucinda E. Clarke, Readers’ Favorites
"A humorous commentary on life about a child from newborn (preemie in Alexander’s case) through age five. People at any stage of parenthood will be able to relate and enjoy the entertaining thoughts and actions from Paul Alexander. A page-turner from a comedian that will have you comparing your own experiences and relating to the good and not-so-good times of parenthood."
— Rachel Dehning, Seattle Book Review
From pithy tweet-sized observations to hilarious heart-wrenching essays , Paul Alexander brings a fresh, honest, and edgy look to the world of parenthood. If David Sedaris and Tina Fey had a love child, this book would be it. Brutal, blunt and bombastic, Alexander uses his sharp wit to bring out the best things about being a brand new dad, even when he's failing miserably at it.
— Brent Piaskoski, TV Producer and Creator
“Theodore Carter’s ingenious reinvention of the actual theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream is a compelling and provocative exploration of the seductive power of art, the arrogance of wealth, the danger of misplaced loyalty, and the relationships between a work of art and its audience.”
- Eric Kraft, author of Reservations Recommended
“Carter is a witty, savvy writer and he keeps this tale humming right up until its brilliant denouement.”
- Corey Mesler, author Memphis Movie and Camel’s Bastard Son
Stealing The Scream
In 2004, masked thieves stole Edvard Munch's "The Scream" from an Oslo museum. STEALING THE SCREAM is a literary leaning, humor-laced crime novel that re-imagines the event, offering a tantalizing account of what happened through fictional characters and ending with a tense climax and a satisfying if unexpected ending to the art-world mystery.
“Theodore Carter’s crime novel, Stealing the Scream, creates a what-if scenario that outshines all others . . . an intense mystery with multiple plot tangents and varying scenarios.”
- Emily Jane Hills Orford, Readers’ Favorite
Crime fiction with a literary bent and a faintly exposed funny bone
re-imagines and re-tells a real art-world mystery
Listen to Theodore Carter talk about his art-heist crime novel, Stealing The Scream.
“This is an amazing tale of a most complicated man and his strange journey in the world of art. Highly recom-mended for anyone wanting to read something different, captivating, amusing and well-worth the time spent.”
- Marilyn Meredith, author of the Deputy Temple Crabtree mystery series
“A stylish, speculative heist thriller riffing off an infamous true caper and steeped in creative craftsmanship, Stealing the Scream is the literary equivalent of a crisp, dry Martini garnished with not one but several tantalizing twists. The result is an intoxicating recipe whose standard genre ingredients—mystery, romance, history, suspense, drama, humor—are uniquely blended into a concoction that is both potent and poetic.”
- Will Viharo, author of The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection and the Vic Valentine, Private Eye series
“Stealing the Scream goes beyond the whodunit to the howdunnit, and then further still: a proper whydunnit. The motives, in the end, are fascinating. Here are people who don’t like themselves enough, people who feel they haven’t realized their own potential. People who haven’t yet painted their masterpieces. Carter commits them all to canvas in a vivid, entertaining swirl of comedy and tragedy.”