Book about the journey from party boy to responsible adult. Sounds like a prescription for the country.
Provided by the author
Oregon Coast writer Steve Chrisman is celebrating the publication of his The Unnatural Aging of Cheese. Chrisman’s new book is a collection of 22 humorous short stories that recount the painfully slow maturation process of one New Jersey slacker (nicknamed “Cheese”) as he migrates from wild partier to mild-mannered parent, reluctant cat person, and bumbling home owner. His journey is launched after he’s expelled from an expensive boarding school and resorts to living with his divorced airline pilot father on the Jersey Shore. You’ll draw countless parallels to your own life, as along the way he drinks up the Christmas tree fund, burns up a couple cars, flunks out of two colleges, is exiled to Oregon, takes a road trip to Mardi Gras, digs a grave, scrubs a cat’s butt and suffers a voodoo curse. (If that’s all he suffered, he got off easy.)
And that’s just the beginning.
From reading his book you’ll learn that Steve’s life continued to be filled with teachable moments that played out on the tranquil Oregon Coast in a small one-bath ranch-style house with two daughters, two dogs, two cats and a wife who can’t cook. (He can’t either, probably. Poor kids.)
A book release party is scheduled at Café Mundo in Newport’s Nye Beach on Saturday, September 17th between 4 and 6 PM. Steve will be signing copies and will read a few excerpts. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. All connoisseurs of fine “Cheese” are encouraged to attend. (Marriage and family therapy college students get a “lab credit” for attending.)