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Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss And Do Things With Him

Scotch Wichmann

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  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9910257-0-1
  • Publication Date: 2014-04-10
  • Freakshow Books

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Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss And Do Things With Him

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2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medalist

A madcap dark comedy about best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with bird feathers, duct tape, and a sticky AK-47.

Hank and Larry are performance artists on the seedy streets of San Francisco where art fans flock to see what crazy performance they'll do next. Fame and fortune seem just around the corner—provided Larry can keep his best friend Hank's paranoia and delirium from spiraling out of control.

But when poverty forces the performers to take computer jobs working for a ruthless billionaire CEO, their boss's hundred-hour workweeks, relentless corporate propaganda, and soggy breakroom burritos turn them into nervous wrecks.

Hungry for revenge with their dreams of glory fading, Hank and Larry plot their greatest performance ever: to kidnap their billionaire boss—and turn him into the wildest performance artist the world has ever seen.

The first novel by a performance artist, Two Performance Artists was a 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest First-Round Finalist.


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"Madcap...the chaos, danger, absurdity, and insanity keep ratcheting up." --Publisher's Weekly

“Raucous debut satire...whip-smart and a fertile, scabrous comic imagination.”—Kirkus Reviews


 “Hilarious...what you’d get if Fear and Loathing, Office Space, and Jackassmade a baby in this epic caper about art, fame, and redemption.”—James Gautier, Kill Radio


 “A well-written hilarious adventure I’d recommend to anyone.”—Marc Wilmore, Writer & Producer for The Simpsons


“This book is a performance art piece.”—John M. White, Performance Artist


“I loved it...a totally engrossing roller coaster ride.”—John Fleck, Performance Artist & Member of the NEA Four


 “Completely ridiculous and twisted.”—Elisha Shapiro, Founder of the International Nihilist Film Festival

Scotch Wichmann

Hailing from Fresno, California, Scotch Wichmann is a writer and performance artist, having launched himself into L.A.'s performance art scene in the early 1990s with his debut pieces, SNORTING MOUSE FUR and HAVING A BALL: ONE TESTICLE'S PUPPET SHOW.

A regular feature at art galleries, fringe festivals, and comedy clubs, his performance troupe was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He and his wife live in Los Angeles, where he also writes and directs short films.