Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras
The Petras siblings have done it again. Wretched Writing is a neatly categorized compendium of the most cringe and laugh-inducing writing. The vulgarians aren’t just beating down the gates. They’re inside, comfortably ensconced and pounding out one atrocity after another. No wretched writer escapes the sharp lampoon:
Commas, problematic: “Highlights of the tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.”
Article about a documentary by Peter Ustinov – Times of London
Celebrity poets: “I draw a hot sorrow bath in my despair room.”
Eyes, roving: “Her jolly brown eyes made a complete circuit round my head…”
E.F. Benson, “Home, Sweet Home”
Additional sections take stabs at hipsters, over-verbose academics and the most stomach-churning category of all: Politicians and pundits turned novelists, pathetic sex scenes and all. After reading excerpts from Newt Gingrich, Bill O’Reilly and Scooter Libby, you you will find yourself desperately hoping a ghost writer has done ALL the work.