Notes From The Peanut Gallery
HECKLE: NOTES FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY is the first real authoritative and comprehensive look at heckling. HECKLE covers the history of heckling and then takes the reader on a journey through sport, politics, and entertainment. Written in a humorous and lively style, this book is for those of us in the public eye and under public scrutiny. It will appeal to athletes, politicians, and performers. However, those in occupations like teaching and business will also learn from the many lessons and ideas found in HECKLE. Anyone facing an audience should read HECKLE. You will enjoy learning why people heckle and how we can handle heckles from the crowd or audience or class. Go back in time and learn how humans have engaged in the art of heckling. Find out about the origins of heckling. See how important and integral heckling is to free speech, democracy, and speaking out. Discover how heckling has impacted our collective self-control and language. Witness how heckling, like everything else, has gone global. HECKLE will make you laugh and even welcome the occasional heckle from an audience. You will discover that heckling doesn't just happen down at the local comedy club. It's much bigger than that. It's everywhere. Be prepared and look forward to your next encounter with an audience. Read HECKLE and be confident that you can appreciate and handle the good heckle and reject the bad. Visit the author at www.mikeschultz.org to learn more about the world of heckling.
- Self, October 2012
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