Robert MacLean

Biography

Bad poet, screamingly funny novelist, impossibly probing playwright, deeply amusing filmmaker, writer of blog The Devil's Pleasure Garden for the witty, the pretty, the flirty and the over-thirty: sophisticated humor with perhaps a smidge of vulgarity. Born Toronto, taught at Canadian universities, too cold, live Greece, Irish citizen, London film company. Google “Robert MacLean, his brief history” for the whole saga. No brains, but an intellectual snob.

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: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Toby in London and Paris and by the Greek sea. Sophisticated humor in three novella-length adventures of tutor / tour guide / gigolo Toby Tucker, part of the series. From the Foreign Matter reviews: “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews. “Fresh and spirited”— Publishers Weekly.
The Cad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lovable slacker Toby Tucker, an incompetent tour guide and guardian angel to a group of travelers in Greece, has a love affair that threatens to make a solid citizen of him. Part of the Toby series. From the reviews of Foreign Matter: “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews. “Fresh and spirited”— Publishers Weekly.
Total Moisture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,890. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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 time set in the south of France. From the Foreign Matter reviews: “A very, very funny book"—The West Coast Review of Books. “Enormously enjoyable”—Kirkus Reviews. “Fresh and spirited”—Publishers Weekly.
Foreign Matter: In Trouble with My Fantasies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,170. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.

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