"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."
“. . . full of laughs and giggles and any parent will take a trip back in time to the horrifying actions of their own children–second-
"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-
— Rachel Dehning, Seattle Book Review
From pithy tweet-
— Brent Piaskoski, TV Producer and Creator
Our Baby Was Born Premature
(the same way he was conceived)
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.
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-
“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.”
“Carter is a witty, savvy writer and he keeps this tale humming right up until its brilliant denouement.”
“Theodore Carter’s crime novel, Stealing the Scream, creates a what-
Crime fiction with a literary bent and a faintly exposed funny bone
Listen to Theodore Carter talk about his art-
“This is an amazing tale of a most complicated man and his strange journey in the world of art. Highly recom-
“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.”
“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.”
“It’s about talent and ambition and self-
Neil Ellis Orts, author of Cary and John
“Alexander’s book is a beautifully crafted reminder that the great over-
“Alexander’s “memoir” is absolutely unique. It is skillfully delivered in short, humorous vignettes with punch lines you can never predict and an authenticity that anyone who has ever birthed and raised a child of either sex -
"Paul has a poet's gift for packing big truths into short punches. If this book can entertain and move a childless grump like me, you know it's something special."