“Dinsmoor has sketched out impressive impressionistic testimony to the 1980s creative and partying spirit as well as its sober aftermath.”
“A careening ride on the rocket-powered toboggan that is the comedy show business, with a near-miss in pursuit of fame and fortune. Wonderful insights in to a world and lifestyle that few would attempt.”—Andy Kuzma, Portland, OR
“Funny, twisted, and sad, this romp through the antics and challenges of a group of talented and quirky people in New York City made me laugh, and then made me cry.”—Beth Foley, South Hamilton, MA.
“A totally refreshing cool book! Ahhh . . . brings me back to some crazy cool days!”—H.R. Kamins, Manchester, MA.
|By||J. Flynn “Winnie” (Boston, MA)|
This marvelous collection of short stories, with its recurring quirky characters, really treated me to the sights, sounds, and the smells of the gritty underbelly of the New York comedy scene in the 1980s. It totally put me in the moment, making me laugh out loud at one moment and squirm at the next.
I highly recommend this book!
|By||Dorothy L. Stephens “Author” (Marblehead, MA)|
Rob Dinsmoor’s book, Tales of the Troupe, is a wild, at times hilarious, at times wistful and sad, peek into the lives of the eccentric characters in a New York City comedy troupe in the 1980s. You will by turns laugh and ache with sympathy for Rob as he fnds his way through this maze of relationships and bizarre experiences, whether he’s describing the trials and tribulations of “postering,” or the appearance of Phil, an impromptu “extra” who wanders in off the street, or his own cold, wet odyssey back to Sheepshead Bay one rainy might after making out in a bar with Jim’s girlfriend, the enticing Angie. You are there with him in this well-written, colorful collection of stories.