Size: 5 x 8
As Sidney J. Prettymon tells it, his life in and around San Francisco is based on a simple philosophy: "Play all the possibilities and stagger your bets." Sit, as he's called, is a natural born ladies' man, ne'er-do-well, ex-husband, father, raconteur and a man with strong opinions about most things. His experiences encompass part-time jobs, television stardom, run-ins with the law ("Jail is dull, don't care what anybody say."), a colorful variety of friends, and complex relationships with a number of women, his former wife and grown-up kids.
In Sitting Pretty, Al Young has devised a character for the ages: a funny, original and altogether human being whose predicament is as universal as middle age.
Review: "A novel for everybody to enjoy for its humor, its warmth and its revelations about aspects of living that are too often ignored in fiction...A novel you'll want to go on forever."
-New York Times
"This is storytelling at its entertaining best."
Bio: The author of several books of poetry, AL YOUNG is also a novelist and essayist. He is the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships as well as the PEN/Library of Congress Award for Short Fiction and the PEN/USA Award for Non-Fiction.