Celebrated Author Vincent J. Tomeo To Illuminate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books With “The Usefulness of Hippopotamus”

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Celebrated Author Vincent J. Tomeo To Illuminate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books With “The Usefulness of Hippopotamus”

Tomeo features “The Usefulness of Hippopotamus: A Humorous Chapbook for Trying Times” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, presented by Inks and Bindings, April 20-21, 2024. His work testifies to the fact that humor can indeed heal and better the world, and therefore, it caters to readers with its sparkling wit to light up the tough times.

Inks and Bindings are pleased to announce Vincent J. Tomeo, the celebrated author of “The Usefulness of the Hippopotamus: A Humorous Chapbook for Trying Times,” as a participant in their collection for the exclusive Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20-21, 2024. This puts the exclamation point at the end of a sentence that starts with a capital letter, making it a journey of literary significance that has already begun to impact readers globally.

Tomeo embarks on a unique literary adventure in the book, offering solace and laughter in adversity. Taking influences such as the zany animation of Fantasia by Disney, Tomeo’s work has the humor of being ageless. With wordage as lively and sparkling as the stories for others to emulate in times that might be pretty dark, the author lights up the sky.

A man who, from birth through upbringing in the melting pot of cultural diversity that defines this region of NYC, Vincent J. Tomeo, has lived the true power of words. From South Korea to Australia, Turkey to France, and back again in the United States and across the globe, Tomeo’s poetry has reached people’s hearts through a career that has spanned decades and continents. Works resounding through the halls, including the critically acclaimed “My Cemetery Friends: A Garden of Encounters at Mount Saint Mary in Queens, New York,” where they are to be found together with inalienable commitment in the search for the human condition through the prism of poetry.

It is more than just a chapbook; it is a journey through Tomeo’s battles, including his fight against bladder cancer during the pandemic. Tomeo crafts a profoundly personal and universally relatable narrative by choosing humor over despair. The book, published by Atticus Publishing on September 27, 2023, is a treasure trove of joy, showcasing Tomeo’s belief in the healing power of laughter.

“What a delight of a book. This brief and bright collection of poems can make your day with their wit, humor, and spirit. The book successfully captures the essence of laughter as a healing force, offering readers a lighthearted perspective on navigating difficult times. It has a positive and uplifting message, and the humor infused into the chapbook is contagious. It’s truly inspiring how the author found optimism in such dire circumstances as cancer and the pandemic, and even more so how he put that on these pages and created something that doesn’t feel forced at all. A clear five stars from me, stellar work.” – Sanjin D.

The Usefulness of Hippopotamus: A Humorous Chapbook for Trying Times” is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This engaging work promises to be a companion for anyone searching for laughter and light and a reminder of the strength in choosing joy amidst adversity.

Individuals can explore the official website for more information about Vincent J. Tomeo and his work.

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