Tom's Two Cents: A Collection of Columns

Two Cents CoverTom's Two Cents was an "award winning" humor column I wrote for the Ithaca Times. 

Now available in various e-book formats from Smashwords.

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When you're a cup-a-Joe guy in a latte town, how do you cope with the constant pretension and absurdity? By becoming Central New York's Dave Barry! Humorist Tom Paolangeli, winner of the 2004 New York Press Association Award, has assembled over 50 of his monthly columns from the Ithaca Times for your delight and edification. This collection's zesty ingredients will remind readers of a classic Prego tomato sauce commercial.

Ithaca, pace the Utne Reader, may not be America's "most enlightened city", but Tom Paolangeli is definitely Upstate's most entertaining humorist. Even if you have never lived in a remote college town, surrounded by ten square miles of reality, read this book. As the New York Press Association observed, you'll appreciate "the dose of common sense,and the laughs."

Anthony Di Renzo
Author of Bitter Greens