His little sister joins the circus. His parents buy a nerdy horse. He’s surrounded by hundreds of men dressed up as Ernest Hemingway. He tries to order a monkey through the mail. And now his baby is eating dog food.
Matt Geiger’s award-winning stories reveal the sublime in the mundane and the comical in the banal. There is existential dread. There is festivity amid detritus. There are moments of genuine introspection on what it means to be human. And it’s all laugh-out-loud funny when told by a humorist who is determined to live an examined life, even if he’s not always entirely sure what he’s looking at.
“The Geiger Counter” is a collection of accessible essays
January 26, 2017
Matt Geiger is terrified most of the time. And he’s fine with that.
That’s just life, says the weekly newspaper editor and columnist, and all you can do is sit back and be amused.
Geiger’s wry observations form the bulk of the essays in The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories (Henschelhaus Publishing), a collection of 44 columns.
Geiger’s debut book finds humor, inspiration in the unknown
Middleton Times-Tribune -11/27/16