WORD Presents Aug Stone

04/03/2024 - 7:00pm

 

About the Book

Thirteen tall tales about the role facial hair has played in athletics and competition over the years, Sporting Moustaches puts the “ache” in “moustache.” Whiskers are wrapped around sticks, bats, clubs, paddles, chess pieces, and shotglasses, woven into ropes, nets, arrow strings, and even other whiskers. The stories touch on the idea of the playoff beard, superstitions, Movember, The Cleveland Curse, mid-20th century American values eschewing all but the clean shaven, and how in the 1978 Chess World Championship the opponents accused each other of using psychic powers. There are of course more than a few allusions to Burt Reynolds. Packed with puns and pop culture references galore, Sporting Moustaches is a tribute to those who kept their head in the game. 

 

About the authors

Aug Stone is a writer, musician, & comedian. His 2023 novel, The Ballad Of Buttery Cake Ass, was one of Vulture’s Best Comedy Books Of The Year. Aug is also author of the memoir Nick Cave’s Bar and the comedy novel Off-License To Kill, and his journalism has appeared in The Quietus, The Comics Journal, Under The Radar, and many more sites and magazines. Aug was a founding member of H Bird and The Soft Close-Ups, and has played in countless other bands. He performs comedy as absurdist stream-of-consciousness raconteur, Young Southpaw. 

 

 


 

Sporting Moustaches By Aug Stone, Allen Crawford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aug Stone, Allen Crawford (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781952386800
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - April 1st, 2024

Thirteen tall tales about the role facial hair has played in athletics and competition over the years, Sporting Moustaches puts the "ache" in "moustache." Whiskers are wrapped around sticks, bats, clubs, paddles, chess pieces, and shotglasses, woven into ropes, nets, arrow strings, and even other whiskers.


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