Sad Monsters (Ebook)
Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside
Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside: The Definitive Guide to Human-Monster Relations!
For too long the daily problems of monsters have been ignored. Few people take the time to understand the secret lives of those monsters we know so well from popular culture. From Godzilla's parental woes, the witch worried about the calories contained in Hansel and Gretel to Big Foot's problems with Megan Fox, Frank Lesser reveals just how human monsters can be.
How do you heal a broken heart when you are undead?
How does a Yeti go about getting an editorial job at Vogue?
If you're engaged to Frankenstein should the wedding ceremony be Methodist or Catholic?
Does that vampire stay in his crypt all day because sunlight will burn him to ashes, or because he has social anxiety disorder?
With illustrations from Google's Willie Real, Sad Monsters explores the secret lives of all your favourite monsters from pop culture, literature, and right outside your bedroom window.
WARNING: Do not read this book if you have recently experienced monster-related heartbreak. Especially if that heartbreak involved a werewolf and could better be described as "heart gnaw".
"In this book you will find monsters who are sad, misunderstood, discouraged, lonely, and in many cases demonized, particularly the demons. Perhaps someday you will realize that inside each of them is a human, or at least parts of one. Because these monsters hunger for more than man-flesh; they hunger for love." Exploring the secret lives of monsters from literature and popular culture Frank Lesser presents Godzilla facing an existential crisis, a yeti longing to work for Vogue magazine while Hansel and Gretel's witch complains about her new no-child diet. Sad Monsters catalogues the mood swings, shortcomings and neuroses of ghouls, goblins and unicorns, and proves that monsters are only human.
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