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Tastes Like Human Humor Book

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REVIEWS FOR TASTES LIKE HUMAN: THE SHARK GUYS’ BOOK OF BITINGLY FUNNY LISTS, the latest book by humor writers Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo (available as an eBook on Amazon)

“Brilliant with their eye for sorting these bizarre tales with their eccentric narration.”
Eastern Echo

“What sets this book apart from other list books or “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”-esque compilations is the writing.  Boivin and Lombardo team up to create lists that are both hilarious and smart.”
Baltimore Reads

Tastes like Human is a cathartic sojourn into a cynical satire of contemporary values
The Athenaeum

“Often irreverent and outrageous, but rarely truly offensive and always funny.”
The Felix

“Truly [a] riot. A salad of the blasphemous and profane, with a dash of cynicism and ironic self defamation.”
The Lance

“Oddly interesting, insanely amusing”
Washburn Review

“Be careful when leaving this book around. It’s the type of smut your mother would discover and dispose of like your favorite band T-shirt with the naked ladies printed on it.”
University of Alaska Fairbanks Sun Star

“An enjoyable read.”
Fordham University Ram

“Hilarious and informative…an overall fun read from cover to cover.”
The Oswegonian


The Shark Guys are also the authors of The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery (Penguin), the definitive compendium of true drunken stupidity humor available in paperback or eBook.

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“Getting drunk gives people free rein to behave in reckless ribald ways that make for stories that take on a life of their own forever after. This entertaining compendium of tales of drunken exploits–all documented truths, but reading sometimes like urban myths–includes the title tale of a British comedian, drunk on a gallon of wine who accepts a one pound bet to jump completely naked into an aquarium filled with sharks and stingrays—the sharks lose.” The Globe and Mail, “Books in Brief” review.

“Lifelong sobriety certainly isn’t a bad thing, but being a prude is, and it may prevent you from enjoying The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other Tales of Drunken Debauchery.” Story: “Booze book a spirited affair”, Calgary Herald. Full Review

“Torontonian Christopher Lombardo and St. Catharines native Noel Boivin scoured the globe for true stories of boozy mischief and have compiled them into one hilarious (and at times painfully familiar) new book.”, Review, Scene Magazine (London, Ontario).  Full Review

“It’s as though they learned nothing from their research. At one point during the launch party for their book, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery, authors Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo found themselves in a Guinness chug-off. It’s illuminating that they both recall taking second place (first place was won by a girl, but in their defense she was drinking lager) and the following day was painful.” Story: “Eat, drink, but don’t be too merry”, National PostFull Review

“Christopher Lombardo, co-author of The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery, has found stories from around the world that could shame anyone. He’s got some tips on how to handle these merry days.” Story: “Holiday hilarity or humiliation? The man who’s heard it all”, Toronto StarFull Review

“If you get sozzled on New Year’s Eve and wake up filled with guilt and shame, take heart. Noel Boivin has a hangover cure that actually works. Boivin, co-author of The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery, has collected newspaper stories from around the world that will ease your remorse, no matter how badly you behaved the night before…” Story: “Relax, it could have been worse”, Vancouver Sun, (via CanWest News Service).  Full Review

“Christopher Lombardo, who with Boivin authored the new book The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery, says New Year’s Eve tends to spawn the largest volume of boozy mischief.” Story: “Ghosts of binges past can haunt on YouTube”, CanWest News ServiceFull Review

“When people get drunk, they often do silly things. Two young authors have collected stories from around the world of pickled people rising to the occasion with feats of utter foolishness.” Story: “Tales of drunken folly”, St. Catharines StandardFull Review

“Next time you find yourself hunched over the kitchen table, head in hands, giant thermos of coffee in front of you, throbbing with remorse, this would be the book to have nearby. In it are all kinds of people who are more stupid and ashamed than you. Some of them even outshine Mel Gibson.” North Shore News. (Vancouver)  Full Review

SHARK GUYS humor has appeared in the following:

Online: Cracked, FARK, Sports Illustrated, College Humor, Mental Floss, Alternative Reel, L Magazine, The Smoking Jacket, Holy Taco, The Bachelor Guy, Gorilla Mask.

They have been profiled in the following:

Newspapers/Magazines: Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun (with story syndicated nationally through Canwest newspapers), St Catharines Standard, The Gate, The Edmonton Journal, North Shore News (Vancouver), (Alliance Atlantis),  Ottawa Citizen (syndicated nationally), Ottawa Sun, London’s Scene Magazine

Radio: KISW Radio Seattle Washington, CBC Here & Now, Southern Ontario, CFRB Tech Talk, Toronto, The Buffalo Beast Podcast, CKWR-FM Waterloo, ON, The Hawk 103.9 FM London, ON, CFRB 1010 AM Toronto, ON, CKNW-AM New Westminster/Vancouver BC, 92.9 Kick FM Winnipeg, Manitoba, Newstalk 1290AM in London, ON, CHQR-AM Calgary, Alberta, CBC All in a Weekend, Montreal, Quebec, CKTB-AM Niagara, Southern Ontario’s Best Rock 97.7 HTZ FM St Catharines

TV: Global National TV, CBC Newsworld, Cogeco Cable Niagara

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