I have a friend who, when you’re at the movies and something funny happens on screen, he laughs and then he looks at you, to see if you’re laughing. Which is one of those things that once noticed, cannot be unnoticed. You’ll be sitting in the dark theater, and something funny will happen on screen, and as you’re laughing you’ll be aware of his head turning, and his eyes training themselves onto you. It’s unnerving. And it’s also why I haven’t seen a movie with this particular friend since 1998.
You have a wonderful perspective on writing/life. Very true.
I have no problem keeping my readers engaged in my novels, but I just abandoned a commissioned screenplay about the last days of the elderly Wyatt Earp because I couldn't make it interesting. Great subject, but it all hinged on flashbacks, and no matter how hard I tried, they all came out as lame attempts at "Tombstone." In the immortal words of George Burns, "It's been done."
Well now I can see why your agent kept saying you are impossible to work with.
But seriously I am finding your book hilarious. I believe that it has been more than a year since I literary laughed out reading a book. True the last book I read was Moby Dick and it took me a year to read, but the book before that was authored by Cristobal Buckley so you are in good company.