Robert MacLean

Biography

Bad poet, screamingly funny novelist, impossibly probing playwright, seductive filmmaker. Born Toronto, PhD McGill, taught at Canadian universities, too cold, live Greece, Irish citizen, London film company Pretentious Pictures, blog The Devil’s Pleasure Garden www.tinyurl.com/9e7wrxg.

Where to find Robert MacLean online


Videos

The Moment of Accepting Life
This seven-minute comedy will make you laugh out loud. It's won several awards, and just passed 4,000 views on YouTube.

Emma Blue trailer
We're in post production on this romantic comedy with Costas Mandylor of the Saw series as the Devil in love, but it's been to the festivals in its raw state, won at three of them and had several nominations.

Award Speech
Couldn't make it to every ceremony so I sent this acceptance speech instead.

The Seven Sages of Antiquity
This is a trailer for a documentary I hosted.

Books

Will You Please Fuck Off?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Toby is a tutor in Paris, a tour guide in Greece, and a gigolo in London—where his lady’s nine-year-old daughter outsmarts him. Featuring "The Fat Girls Contest" and "Attack of the Giant Feminists". "I laughed all the way through the Toby stories."—I'm a Little Teapot, customer review.
The Cad
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lazy likable Toby, incompetent tour guide and guardian angel to a group of Americans in Greece, has a love affair that threatens to make a solid citizen of him. Part of the Toby series. Foreign Matter, the flagship of the series, published in hardcover by Atheneum/Macmillan, New York. “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews
Mortal Coil: A Comedy of Corpses
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,950. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Funeral-home frolic. Short-listed for the London Observer's PG Wodehouse Comic Novel Prize. The stage version is at Samuel French. "A first-rate contemporary farce, one of the hardest - if not THE hardest genre to pull off. I look forward to seeing the movie." (J. Maas, customer review) "From the moment I started to read this book I was crying with laughter." (thedeludedfool, customer review)
Total Moisture
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Toby travels with a woman who pays. He's got it made, except that her nine-year-old daughter is smarter than he is. Part of the Toby series, this one set on the French Riviera. Foreign Matter, the flagship of the series, published in hardcover by Atheneum/Macmillan, New York. “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews.
The President's Palm Reader: A Washington Comedy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
ATTENTION: This book makes fun of politicians and their sexual peculiarities. It makes fun of certain presidents, vice presidents and secretaries of state. It makes fun of women. It makes fun of gays. It makes fun of Americans. It makes fun of blacks, Hispanics, rednecks and bible-thumpers. It makes fun of Canadians, Russians, Brits, Frenchies, Africans, Asians and Latinos. It’s a lot of fun.
Foreign Matter: In Trouble with My Fantasies
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,170. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Toby travels with a woman who pays. He's got it made, except that her nine-year-old daughter is smarter than he is. Part of the Toby series. Original hardcover published by Atheneum/Macmillan, New York. “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews. “Fresh and spirited”— Publishers Weekly. “A complete success”— Books in Canada

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