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HITTING THE BOOKSTORE
AND THE BIG SCREEN
EXCUSE ME FOR LIVING
By Ric Klass
“Ric Klass is a consistently entertaining figure . . . a highly enjoyable book.”
“Tickled my funny bone and warmed my heart.”
“Great humor and social satire with an underlying heart of a young man’s redemption.”
October has turned into a dream month for novelist and filmmaker Ric Klass. On October 1, Arcade will publish his first novel, Excuse Me for Living. On October 12, the movie of the same name will debut featuring a remarkable group of character actors, including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, and Dick Cavett.
Brilliant, rich, and debonair, it seemed as if Daniel Topler had it all. But when a no-nonsense New York City police officer grabs the drug-addicted med school dropout from his ready-to-jump position on the George Washington Bridge, he’s right back in the courtroom.
The judge entrusts the young man into the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehabilitation clinic, as a final attempt to save the courtroom frequenter. Dan must obey the doctor’s orders: just two simple rules to evade incarceration. He is to remain drug-free and to join the geriatric temple men’s group led by the doctor.
But prompted by his prep school friends, Dan begins to stray back to his old lifestyle of drugs, booze, and women. Taboo on many levels, he meets Laura Bernstein, daughter of his trusty doctor, and the two must sneak around behind the doctor’s disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face-to-face with his decision and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion.
In Excuse Me for Living, Ric Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story.
Beyond this exceptional novel, the film—a romantic comedy—was written, produced, and directed by the author himself. Hilarious and addicting, Excuse Me for Living is a must-read for anyone looking for a good laugh!
Watch the movie trailer:http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/excusemeforliving/
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About the AuthorRic Klass is a writer, screenwriter, film producer, and director; entrepreneur founder of several companies; former high school math teacher in the Bronx, Georgetown University professor, and NASA space engineer; and freely admits that ballet is beyond his limits, but will take a shot at brain surgery if given the chance.
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Excuse Me for Living
By Ric Klass
Arcade Publishing paperback, also available as an ebook
On Sale: October 2012
an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON, B&N, and all major online booksellers and bookstores:
Barnes & Noble
St. Mark's Bookshop
Now opening in 14 Cities, see the movie:
|AMC 600 North||Chicago||October 26 – November 1|
|AMC Lennox Town Center||Columbus||October 26 – November 1|
|Laemmie Town Center||Encino||October 12 – 18|
|Malverne Cinema 4||Long Island||October 12 – 18|
|AMC Village 7||New York||October 12 – 18|
|City Cinema Gaslamp 15||San Diego||October 12 – 18|
|AMC Van Ness||San Francisco||October 12 – 18|
|Harkins Shea 14||Scottsdale||October 12 – 18|
|AMC Carolina Pavilion 22||Charlotte||October 12|
|AMC Cherry Creek 8||Denver||October 12|
|AMC Gulf Pointe 30||Houston||October 12|
|AMC Pacific Place 11||Seattle||October 12|
|AMC Veterans 24||Tampa||October 12|
LISTEN: Ric Klass interviewed on Book Buzz Internet Radio Show October 5, 2012 at 2 PM live or anytime archived online afterwards