A Short Excerpt From My New Book, “Bao!”

“And then I saw it. Sherri Nakasawa always brought me something special before the meal began. That’s why I kept going back to the restaurant. Sometimes it was soup. Other days, a fried confection of some kind. But today, she revealed a fluffy ball of bread with (as she whispered quietly into my left ear), ‘a surprise inside.’

I looked to her with a look of confusion and a look of surprise all at the same time. It was more surprise than confusion but if you didn’t know me you might say, ‘Hey that guy looks sort of half confused and half surprised all at the same time.’ Then again, if you did know me you might say, ‘Hey there he goes again with his more surprised and less confused look that he normally gives when he’s really surprised in the first place.’

But none of that mattered as I dug my fork into the center of this luxurious fluffy ball of white yeast. White like the burning whites of some guy’s burning eyes (but not really burning, more like a mad/angry kind of burning) but transformed into a huge oversized fluffy and misshapen ball of bread. And as my fork passed through the center of the newfound delicacy my eyes went wide with wonder as I saw the edible paydirt before me…

It was sausage! Or it may have been beef. Or really dark chicken. Or maybe duck. Actually it could have potentially been a vegetarian tofu mix of some kind. Or styro-foam with soy sauce drenched over it. Or those little pellets you put on frozen yogurt but all chocolate flavored. Or fish eggs. Or something…

The possibilities, it seemed, were endless…”

3 comments on “A Short Excerpt From My New Book, “Bao!”

  1. susan - July 30, 2006 at 1:10 pm -

    Wow. I am impressed. You can really write about anything and make it seem exciting! I’m excited! What’s gonna happen next?

  2. Dave2 - July 30, 2006 at 4:28 pm -

    Will you be releasing a “Vegetarian Edition” for those of use who find the idea of sausage not so much a “good surprise” but a “horrific surprise?”

  3. Pauly D - July 30, 2006 at 4:50 pm -

    Dave – The publisher, from what I’m told, will be releasing an audiobook version where you won’t have to visualize the sausage-like surprise in the center. So, that may be your best option.

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