Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #14

Once again, it’s Book Blurb Friday! I find this meme from Writing in the Buff so very addictive—not only because I enjoy the writing exercise, but because it’s so much fun to read all of the different and creative takes on one picture. Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro posts the pretend cover of a book. Our job is to write an accompanying blurb in 150 words or fewer. I apologize in advance to Kay Davies for taking liberties with her beautiful picture. I believe it’s 138 words this week.

~ Pepé: Les Premières Années de le Pew~
par Guy de Malpewsscent
(forward by Victor Pughgo)

We think we know the jovial Pepé Le Pew, but what was his life like before he became an actor for Warner Brothers? This shocking biography details Pepé’s lonely early years and his little-known dreams of a career in law enforcement.  Few knew that such a cloud of angst hung over Pepé at being treated as a social outcast due to his “problème d'odeur.”

Follow his frustrating attempts to earn a Master’s degree in horticulture while living in a small Paris flat where even the pelargoniums swooned beneath his putrescent paw.

And finally, see him pursue one unrequited love after another before eventually moving to the United States and finally coming out about his secret, cross-species attraction to..les chats.

“Heartbreaking” ~Elle Magazine
“Ou la la!” ~French Quarterly

Welcome to Jabblog, Sara, Kay Davies and Karen Lange! (If I ever leave anyone out, I apologize.  I can't see some of my followers in Firefox and have to switch to Internet Explorer.  It's very weird!)

Despair seems to afflict only those whose relation to life is a serious and potentially responsible one.~ from “Mockingbird Years” by Emily Fox Gordon


  1. OMG,just everything made me laugh!!! I always had a feeling about Pepe. ;) And that is one descriptive 10th grader. :)

    Have a great weekend Tammy!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. Jules, this is so funny--you must've commented just as I was switching the quote. I decided it was a bit too crude...even for me! You have a great weekend, too!

  3. This is so funny!!! What a way to use your imagination. I love it. Especially the degree in horticulture when that flower box is really hurting for some knowledge.

    Great job. Thanks for the tip on FF/IE and followers. When my followers box disappeared last week, I just took it off.

    Have a great weekend,


  4. This is hilarious! It must be written . . . :-)

  5. I loved the blurb,and the author.

    The "real" Guy wrote my favorite quote about writing: "Get black on white." So simple, yet it says it all.

  6. Tammy, I love this! The names are wonderful, and "putrescent paw" is a perfect little Pepé phrase!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Hehehe...hahaha!! I saw the picture and busted up, then read the names and totally lost it. OMG! This is awesome! Hehehe...I can't stop. Hehehe...brilliant!

  8. Now, this is exactly what I was talking about! You made me shoot iced tea out my nose!!! Damn, you're good!!

  9. Oh Tammy, what a great take! I was laughing and then thinking, "So that's how he got to the US." LOL!

  10. Pepe's bio cries for the E! True Hollywood Story treatment. Job well done. Merci!

  11. You got pepe le pew from a picture of a parisian wondow box! i want your mind. fantastic stuff

  12. Tammy,
    This is so clever...really you have such a great imagination! Laughing and laughing over how Peppe got his start to stardom in the U.S. Very good stuff!


  13. Thanks goes to Sandra Davies for telling me about the Firefox vs. Internet Explorer thing! I've struggled with missing pictures for the better part of a year, but she's right. Thanks so much to all of you! Sioux, great quote!

  14. There you go again making me laugh put loud. Good stuff. BTW, how's your dog?

  15. Poor Pepe. Who would have guessed his early days were filled with such trauma and a perverted attraction to les chats? That stinks! For those interested in Pepe's story, this is certainly the book to read, as Malpewsscent is well known for his unbiased coverage of alternative lifestyles.

    Great blurb!


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