Holla if you like Judd Apatow movies. If you have a crass sense of humor and laughed hysterically at Superbad, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman, you will absolutely not want to miss Swim The Fly by Don Calame. Seriously, where has this book been all my crass, dirty-minded life?
Every summer Matt, Coop and Sean set a singular goal to accomplish. This year’s goal? See a real live nude girl. Friends, I am kind of laughing as I write this, just remembering what happens in Swim The Fly. Anyways, all three guys are on the swim team and are the very worst swimmers on the team. Kelly, the new girl on the team has caught Matt’s eye. Unfortunately she is dating this meat head named Tony and Matt is super skinny — fast metabolism and all. Part of Matt’s plan to impress Kelly is volunteering to swim the fly which definitely requires a TON of upper body strength.
Okay, you guys, I LOVE it when the books I read have humor that is not contrived. I literally laughed every other page and when I finished, I hopped on Google Chat to tell a friend that I am sending this to her, it is SO GOOD. Like, the character Coop reminds me of Seth — Jonah Hill’s character on Superbad. I LOVE IT. And Matt! He is totally Michael Cera – in that he is awkward and earnest and awesome. And Sean is just the side kick. Seriously, I loved all of these characters, they just come across as real people who do totally stupid shit, much like my friends and I.
I legitimately don’t know what to say to make you read this book. If you are prude and easily offended by laxatives, swears, and hilarious old men – stay far, far away. On the other hand, if you LOVE to laugh, love swimming, true to live friendships and the various comedy movies I’ve mentioned do not let summer pass you by without getting your hands on Swim The Fly by Don Calame. It is ridiculous and glorious and definitely BEGS to be read and shared with all your dirty-minded friends. All I can say is swim caps off to Don Calame for a job well done and for providing me with some gut busting laughs.
Disclosure: Received for review.
Other reviews of Swim The Fly by Don Calame:
Shut Up! I’m Reading – “Light, fast, and hilarious”
The Unread Reader – “A completely delightful and humorous tale”
FYI this is only $6.39 on Kindle as of 6/25/12