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Middle Act by Paddy Morrissey

Middle Act

by Paddy Morrissey

276 pages
A 39 year-old standup comedian faces a decision: continue performing comedy or change his career. He's given a possible shot at success, but will he make it? Set in 1992, this is life seen through the eyes of a standup comic.

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About the Book
Terry Flaherty, 39, is a Bay Area standup comedian at a crossroads. Frustrated by his lack of upward mobility in the comedy scene plus the pressures as a husband and father, he is reassessing his career. Complicated relationships with his own father, siblings and his Irish grandfather add to his dilemma.

A unique opportunity to make it big in the entertainment world could be the break hes always wanted, but will he get it?

Set in the early 90s at the end of the first booming era of standup comedy, this is a coming of middle-age story.

 

 

About the Author
Paddy Morrissey Paddy Morrissey, originally from Louisville, KY, was a Bay Area standup comedian who played comedy clubs, colleges and television venues across the country from 1977-2000. He is married and lives with his wife, Lisa, in Berkeley, CA. Middle Act is his first novel.

 

 

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