How to Beg for Cigarettes

How to Beg for Cigarettes Most people believe owning a business is a walk in the park Sure it can be if it s a charming little donut shop in the country However not in this case Matt Ponticello retires early from the comfor

  • Title: How to Beg for Cigarettes
  • Author: Matt Ponticello
  • ISBN: 9781602642157
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Most people believe owning a business is a walk in the park Sure, it can be, if it s a charming little donut shop in the country However, not in this case Matt Ponticello retires early from the comfort and security of the corporate world and opens an auto body repair shop deep in the inner city Yeah, take a walk in a park around here, if you can find one, and see howMost people believe owning a business is a walk in the park Sure, it can be, if it s a charming little donut shop in the country However, not in this case Matt Ponticello retires early from the comfort and security of the corporate world and opens an auto body repair shop deep in the inner city Yeah, take a walk in a park around here, if you can find one, and see how long you last before you re mugged for cigarettes and loose change So begins How to Beg for Cigarettes, the story of one business owner s hilarious laugh a mile a minute romp through the bowels of the inner city, where he finds a real and sometimes surreal cast of characters with a city, a business, and a staff of employees to match Amidst the daily dangers and confrontations in this harsh environment, he struggles with his own personal battle whether to stay in business and suffer an inevitable nervous breakdown or return to the calm of retirement From petty theft to murder, Ponticello rummages through America s inner cities, searching for the humor and good in even the worst case scenarios, taking a romantic pride in the city s dangers genuine and predictable and approaches a six block walk for coffee every morning as if it s an epic adventure filled with peril.

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    1. Matt Ponticello Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the How to Beg for Cigarettes book, this is one of the most wanted Matt Ponticello author readers around the world.

    2. When John Steinbeck published Cannery Row in 1945 and its sequel Sweet Thursday 15 years later, he found humour and pathos in a cast of down and outs: homeless people, misfits, con men and prostitutes.Don't get me wrong. How to Beg for Cigarettes , isn't crafted by a master like Steinbeck.You might say it's a bit rough around the edges - but it does ring the same bells and it's a gem that would sparkle even more with some polish.Steinbeck, like most of us, used personal experiences as his founda [...]

    3. When John Steinbeck published Cannery Row in 1945 and its sequel Sweet Thursday 15 years later, he found humour and pathos in a cast of down and outs: homeless people, misfits, con men and prostitutes.Don't get me wrong. How to Beg for Cigarettes , isn't crafted by a master like Steinbeck.You might say it's a bit rough around the edges - but it does ring the same bells and it's a gem that would sparkle even more with some polish.Steinbeck, like most of us, used personal experiences as his founda [...]

    4. In this extraordinary book you step into the life of a man who has decided to open an auto-body shop in the heart of the inner city. The neighborhood is so bad, his building has no owner, and he therefore has no rent to pay. Drug dealers, prostitutes, homeless people and gang members drop in to the shop and make getting to and from work a daily adventure. But hold on, ditch your preconceptions. The author devotes a chapter or more to every one of these people, and by the time you have read two o [...]

    5. From the very first paragraph, I knew this book would be a challenge to get through. The prose are poorly written and don't look like they were ever revised beyond the first draft. Not to mention the convoluted sentences that are sometimes completely contradictory within themselves. The narrative jumps nonsensically around between character vignettes and "this one time" stories with no driving plot (in the first quarter of the book) except a guy headed to work at the auto-body shop he owns. With [...]

    6. I won this book from one of the giveaway drawings. I was very excited to receive it and I have to admit I was not disappointed. I found the book easy to read and funny. Not my usual choice of books but I liked it. It was so descriptive that I could imagine myself being there and walking next to the main character as he took me through his day. I can't identify with the lives of the characters as they are so far from my own but I feel their descriptions were completely realistic. I would recommen [...]

    7. Won book on GoodReads, thanks. Just finished reading "HOW TO BEG FOR CIGARETTES" and I loved it!!!! From page one, I was laughing. I would go from laughing to almost crying then back to laughing. Very good book and very good telling of the 'real world' in a city. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

    8. I won a copy of this novel from the author in a First Reads giveaway. This novel was a series of humorous vignettes surrounding the life of Matt after he opened an auto body shop in the inner city. To write it, the author drew on personal experience so I kept wondering how much of it was actually true! An enjoyable read.

    9. Sorry Matt, but this is terrible! All I can think is that only your friends have rated your book. No story continuity. Character development almost non-existent. Couldn't identify with anyone. Couldn't finish it.

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