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Format 125x205 Hardcover
EUR 19,90 / sFr 28,90
published in September 2011
Shut up, Santa!
Merry What-a-mess: These stories show us a new way of celebrating! Celebrating as it should be done!
Imagine it’s Christmas and everyone is there: Santa, the Little Helpers, Saint Nick and an angel all squat your home and refuse to leave. Only the Holy Child is missing. Does it even exist?
These and other questions about Christmas failures are answered by Ernst and Christoph Grissemann. And because anything else would be an utter surprise, their answers in this book are so unbelievably hilarious that tears in your eyes are guaranteed. Ernst and Christoph Grissemann have collected stories for this book which are sure to put you in a festive mood.
Odd and contemplative, funny and deep. With texts by Bertolt Brecht, Robert Gernhardt, Max Goldt, Erich Kästner, Alfred Polgar and many more. The Holy Child would love it!
Christoph Grissemann, born 1966 in Innsbruck, lives in Vienna. The legendary radio and television comedian has worked for the ORF since 1988. Together with Dirk Stermann he achieved cult status with their radio show “Salon Helga”. Since 2007 the comedic duo has been hosting the talk show “Willkommen Österreich”. His latest publication is “Speichelfäden in der Buttermilch” (2010).
Ernst Grissemann, born 1934 in Imst, lives in Maria Enzersdorf in Lower Austria. He is a well-known Austrian radio host, journalist and actor. In 1967 he founded the radio station Ö3 – after the legendary broadcast reform by Gerd Bacher – and has marked the Austrian media with his distinctive and unmistakable voice. Between 1979 and 1990 he was appointed as broadcasting director several times and was in charge of reforming the most heard cultural radio station in Europe, Ö1. He has received numerous awards.