from Enormously Important
for Pete Balestrieri
After 50 years of trying, I finally read the greatest book
of the 20th Century.
Looking back at Mark Peters's long and illustrious career,
I think the quality that sets him apart from all other
writers is that he set the bar of excellence at such a high
level that in our immediate future, his status is unlikely
to ever be challenged.
NOT ONE WORD CHANGED!
Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically
You'll travel through time and space, meet amazing aliens,
and greet all your favorite characters.
Fluent and graceful, these good tales will appeal to both
adults and children.
"He was the best at everything," you'll say, pausing long
enough to have an android wipe the oatmeal from your chin.
Enormously Important is now a bigger hit than Bing Crosby's
The episodes explode one after the other like fireworks on
a stormy night. No doubt about it, this book is destined
to become a classic.
Drawing on over a decade of new research, Mark Peters,
founder and director of "Your Life Matters" treatment
centers, presents a refined and restructured 28-day program
for you to overcome hidden food addictions in this revised
edition of his groundbreaking classic.
Mark Peters is such a masterly presence in the dialogue of
Latin American culture that it's easy to forget he is first
and foremost a poet . . . but a reading of this volume
reveals that in the polyphony of his voices the poetic one
still rings loudest and clearest.
I hate Mark. He pees in the house and gets hair on your
This is a story chock-full of plots and subplots, of trails
in pursuit of trails, all of which allow its author an
occasion to display his customary virtuosity as an
avantgardist magician, acrobat and clown.
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
LOVE TO MARK IS WHAT COMES OUT OF THE END OF HIS COCK!
My new husband bought this book for us when we were apart
for 2 months during the summer before we were married on
8-30-97. We used it on our honeymoon to make sex even more
special and very sexy! It's the best book I've seen and so
many interesting things to do. I do have to say though,
that the temptation was too much for him . . . he couldn't
even wait to be with me and find out gradually what the
quickies were. He cheated and opened them all . . . but I
suppose it got him through the pain of being apart. Just
thinking about those quickies sets your imagination running
wild!! Try it yourself! There's NO WAY anyone can ever be
disappointed with this book . . . it will add LOTS of spice
to your love life. I'm really looking forward to being able
to try Mark's other books and I hope he'll keep this series
After reading this book I wondered what the characters are
doing now. I had to tell myself these were not people, just
characters, I'm still trying to convince myself of that.
The male / female perspective, was a rare occurrence, I
think Mr. Peters has hit on something BIG. It doesn't get
better than this. KEEP THEM COMING.
Obviously, Mark's not afraid of commitment.
As a primary elementary school teacher in San Diego, I
think this book should be mandatory reading for all
incoming educators. It will liberate your thought and
focus you on your mission: to teach as one with the
A simple story about a man, his dog and a
A wonderfully comic depiction of academic life. The
funniest book of the year. No competition.
On the other hand, the plot of Enormously Important is so
simple that it is complex.
Brilliantly prosed and composed.
When he was only twenty-three, this, Mark Peters' first
novel, created a literary sensation. He is very special,
one of America's superlative writers who conjures up a
vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes
us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual
isolation that underlies the human condition.
Look out, guys and gals! Here comes an ethnic beauty for
all seasons. Mark Peters is an extraordinarily beguiling
goddess who is no stranger to the adult industry. His
extremely lucrative dancing career has him featuring in
some of the hottest clubs in the U.S.A.! It took no less
than three weeks and a dozen phone calls to get in touch
with Mr. Peters. All the effort paid off because he is an
extremely professional and sweet young man, not to mention
a joy to talk to. Mark is originally from the state of
Virginia and now calls Los Angeles home. He has graced the
pages of almost every women's publication, which is a major
accomplishment since he spends all his time touring. Mark
prides himself on his professionalism and his attention to
detail even in the adult industry. He said, "If I make a
commitment to be somewhere for a job, then I do everything
in my power to be there." We can only hope this kind of
attitude is contagious!
When he is writing about someone or something he loves,
he is irresistible; when he is writing about someone or
something he despises, he can manage to enlist one's
sympathies, if only momentarily, for the object of his
That's why I love Mark--he's convenient.
Money and sex have possibly made Mark Peters the most
powerful and important man in this country.
It's fun from cover to cover.
I have no hesitation in judging this year's most vital and
permanent book of poems to be Enormously Important . . . No
one now writing poetry in the English language is likelier
than Peters to survive the severe judgements of time . . .
He is joining that American sequence that includes Whitman,
Dickinson, Stevens, and Hart Crane.
Contains cussing, domestic violence and the aftermath of a
Enormously Important is a brilliantly tangled love story
of jealousy, treachery & violent alcoholic lust in the
Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the
late 1950s. "It was a gold rush," says the author. "There
were naked people everywhere and we all had credit."
Strong, unsentimental, smart, loving. Makes me want to be a
better mother and daughter. A great book about families and
the human spirit in times of crisis.
Mark is looking for a girl who really wants a serious
on-line relationship. He'd love to have "cyber-sex" if you
want, if not, he's fine with that. He also loves dirty
e-mails......Oh! His "body-type" is "curvy."
In his review of Mark Peters's new book, Enormously
Important, Chuck Eddy makes him sound like a crazy-ass
13-year-old pervert, which wouldn't be bad if that's what
he is but he's a grown man, dammit!
I am going to make this one up as I go along, so here goes
nothing. It is a warm summer night. I am home alone. I am
bored. I go out the door get into a taxi and head downtown
to find a place where the beat is thumping. After I get out
of the taxi, I enter a nightclub. The dance beat is booming
and the people are going with the flow. I see a man. He is
a blonde. He is rather short, and he looks like Mark, I am
not sure, could it be him. I walk up to him and ask him to
dance, he says yes and I say go. Love is the drug, got a
hook on me. After we dance for awhile and have a few drinks,
he asks me to go home with him. We climb into his car and
head off into the night. We get to his home, and we walk to
his front door. The door opens, and we walk inside the
house. Once inside I notice that it is dark in there. I see
red laser beams. A figure walks forward from the darkness.
for Lee Meredith
If I had a pet and someone offered me money to eat my pet I would
probably take their offer. If I knew this person had a lot of money
and was willing to pay me any price, I would start off at $600. The
reason I am willing to sell my animal is I could get some kind of
pet and something else I wanted at the same time.
If it was a beloved pet to me, I would not accept it. Anything that
I love I usually do not put a price on. In the case of my pet, if
the person wanted to buy and take real good care of it, I might
reconsider. Since the person wants to take its life to satisfy his
hunger, I would tell him to take his money and buy a steak.
Cheech is my favorite pet. He is an iguana.
I have three rottweilers! I don't think anyone wants to try to eat a
rottweiler. I'll say for $1,000 someone could try to eat my dog only
if they try to kill the dog with their bare hands. I figure if they
eat my dog I want to watch them try to kill the dog. If I had to bet
the $1000 dollars, I'd bet on my dog.
If a stranger came up to me and asked me if they could eat my pet
for any amount of money, I wouldn't believe them. I would really
have to be convinced that they were serious because I couldn't even
imagine anyone wanting to eat my cat and even more outrageous pay me
any amount of money to do it! I think they would have to stand there
and find some way to convince me they were serious before I would
even consider it. Once I got to the point that they were serious
then I would decide that this guy was sick! I love my cat too much
to have it put to sleep and then eaten by a complete stranger. My
cat is like part of the family. After my decision I would probably
go home and have nightmares about people eating my cat alive.
I would take anything over $1000 for someone to eat my pet. My cat
is 12 years old and is going to die soon . . . like really soon. I
don't mind selling my cat since I think that would be easier than
burying it in the backyard. Why $1000? To compensate for all those
cans of cat food.
I don't have a beloved pet. Therefore, would I eat someone else's
pet for any amount of $? No, of course not. People value their pets
as if they were part of the family, and to eat something that is
like a human to people is like asking them to roast their father
for ten bucks. No amount of money would be enough to break up such
a cherished relationship. Especially because 48-72 hours later
it'll be in the toilet.
It all depends on what kind of animal it is. If it's a rabid dog I
don't see myself eating the thing. Just think about what the animal
has disease-wise. I would only eat the meat--no organs or hair or
any of that trash. No head either, the animal gets decapitated first.
It also depends on the chef. I would have to get a good chef, like
the one from the Muppets who can cook anything. It would have to be
breaded and smothered in a sauce of sorts depending on the critter.
Unless it was a gerbil or something, then I would just want it on a
nice quality roll with some sauce and toppings. Shit I don't know
I wouldn't do it either way, it's immoral.
I don't think there is any amount of money that could make me give
up my little dog! Although it seems crazy, and it doesn't make much
sense, I can't see giving her up and being able to live with myself.
Money isn't everything, but it would be nice. However, her little
eyes, and little wagging tail are irresistible. She is a good pal to
watch TV with. She is like a member of the family. She isn't ready
yet to make her trip to poodle heaven. It would be almost like having
your sister killed for money. So for now, I'll just continue to pet
her and let her lie around the house all day.
for Kenny Goldsmith
A guy who's always been attracted to hairy men discovers the secret
to becoming exactly what he's always admired. Ah, here comes Captain
M'Nure and his merry men. All of this discussion of penises has made
men more self-conscious, says Peter Lehman, a film professor at the
University of Arizona and the author of Running Scared: Masculinity
and the Representation of the Male Body. "A lot of women are attracted
to powerful men," Doherty says. Although the penis may function
perfectly well, many men desire enhancing their masculinity by penis
lengthening surgery, penis girth augmentation or both. And this could
involve anyone, from housewives, middle-aged men, to teenagers, they
all are tempted to make the call. As Jesus was leaving her home, two
blind men followed along behind, shouting, "O Son of King David, have
mercy on us." Besides something as traumatic as war, what binds men
together? "Blue balls" is a slang term for what men think will
happen when they get very excited, have an erection, but don't ejaculate.
BusinessWeek, in a recent article, reported that married men tend to
earn 6-7% more than single men of the same age, education and
experience. But between him and those grave and sober men, first
bearded, then mustached, there was this difference, that his semen
had never done harm to anyone. Did I mention that I also like older
men? Do women harbor any attitudes of superiority over men? Every
time there's a plane crash, it's 100 men dead . . . and I literally
think, "Why couldn't some women have been on that flight?" For
his pleasures, he cares for none but men; if however he sometimes deigns
to employ women, it is only upon condition they be obliging enough
to exchange sex with him. Gals really do pay more for things than
men, says expert. Having seen Farrell's estimates on the rape of
men in (U.S.) prisons, and the almost total lack of data on the
subject, I've reprinted the text of an article from page 9 of the
September 24 Sydney Morning Herald below. Here are some wacky facts
about the "real men" in our society: Here you will find all
the explicit Gay Men you could ever need, so come on inside because
those explicit Gay Men won't wait round all day for you, but first
read the terms and conditions, and if you agree then you get to see
the explicit Gay Men! Here you will find all the explicit Naked Men
you could ever need, so come on inside because those explicit Naked
Men won't wait round all day for you, but first read the terms and
conditions, and if you agree then you get to see the explicit Naked
Men! How to Grow Your Hair Out for short-haired men interested in
growing their hair long. I am a Chinese Singaporean looking for
Caucasian men for friendship, love, LTR or maybe just a one night
stand or pure safe fun sex. I am not entirely sure whether the two
men are joking, but it seems somewhat unreal that the best thing
that could happen to a person is Rice Krispies. I believe that
rape will not end until men become part of the solution. I ended
up thinking that she'd never liked men. If TV and drinking
comprise the agenda, the men change from their dark, cowled
sulking robes into gym shorts and flip-flops and undo their
topknots, letting their long orange hair fall casually down their
backs. If you are interested in giving the Real Men of Integrity
email discussion group a try, here's how: I like tattoos and love
long hair on men. I know that when they're having sex, most men
have to think of something boring like baseball statistics to last
as long as the woman does. In a study of college students, 35% of
men indicated some likelihood that they would commit a violent
rape of a woman who had fended off an advance if they were assured
of getting away with it. I love the way that she relies on men to
fulfill her sense of self worth. I think women are much tougher
customers than men. "I'll prove it to you--give me some men and
some ships." In heaven, there are two gates for married men: The
gate for married men that say that they are the boss, and the gate
for married men who admit that their wife is the boss. In other
words, thanks to ultrasound, for these men the cancer was found in
time to cure it. In other words, they focused on what individual
violent men, other men, the institutions that socialized them, the
society that bore them, shared, namely, masculine values. Iron John
was controversial in that it encouraged men to separate from the
often overweening influence of their mothers and other women and
instead, find their essential masculinity through the company of
other men. It became clear to me finally that many men don't have
a clue to what women are thinking; and men, more often than not,
do not understand the subtleties of women's behavior. It incorporates
the generally poor health status of men in general and "real
men" in particular. It is that extra flabby tissue that
makes men appear to have developed breasts. It's been shown that
small, dedicated groups of men can easily find ways of policing
and disciplining those among them who cross the line. It's both
funny and sad to see grown men reduced to infants at the sight
of attractive women, but the Sexiest Women issue was good
nonetheless. Logistic regression analyses showed that on average
white men involved in interracial couples were more educated than
white men who were coupled with white women, and intermarried white
men tended to be relatively more educated than their partners across
age groups. Los Angeles has been blessed with talented big men
throughout its storied NBA history. Lurid sex-starved children
advocate free sex with ancient men! Marie Stopes International
(MSI) has always felt that men need to be included in reproductive
health services, and innovative projects have been designed just
for them. No matter how close a married couple are, men relate best
to men, women get along best with other women. Oh no it's not a
sport for old men. One thing I must point out is that men AND women
are scum. On the one hand, of course, these young men are not all
that different from other young people of America in the nineties.
Patriarchal society exerts social and psychological control on men
to deny qualities in themselves that would be seen as feminine and
instead to project them onto women. Perhaps the most romantic
American myth is "all men are created equal." Providing
Christ-centered resources to encourage, equip and empower men in
Nebraska and beyond toward godly spiritual leadership. Researchers
interviewed 651 workers and discovered that both men and women
employees feel that female bosses are "more supportive and caring
than men." Sexual intercourse is a normal desire for most men and
many women, but it isn't a "need." Sexually, women rise and
decline more slowly than men. She thought that I was a prince among
men, and a spendthrift beyond her imagining! (Sorry single moms but
I think boys need men in their lives) The entire pro-sports sewer
began because groups of men got together and played these games in
parks, vacant lots, and gyms simply for the fun of it. The issues
at the moment are, how many men is this really happening to?
Therefore, this page is best suited for adult men and women. There
is a myth I have heard that men with uncircumsized penises control
their ejaculations much better. These two redneck sisters say they'll
make their men feel like they're in heaven! The women gesture, look
at each other, the men hesitate, look up and around at how large a
crowd it is. This disparity exists despite the fact that short men
can do nothing about their height. This exclusion creates an
inequality that also disadvantages men by placing all
responsibilities on them. This is what women should do versus
what men should do. Though it appears women may be carriers, only
men actually contract the dreaded illness. Thus, puberty, augments
behavioral sex differences between young men and women. To prove
their theory, the scientists fed 100 men 12 pints of beer and
observed that 100% of them gained weight, talked excessively
without making sense, became emotional, couldn't drive, couldn't
think, and refused to apologize when wrong. Well, dancers on the
whole are attracted to men who dress more stylishly. What do French
maids wear to turn their men on? What do you think of the fact that
men have gone to the moon and come back? What's the most effective
birth control device for men? Why are women taken care of more than men?
When reminiscing about weddings women talk about "the ceremony";
men talk about "the bachelor party." Where the hell do you get
your awesome men? Women generally express their feelings more freely
than men and thus send off constant signals concerning whether they're
pleased or irritated, interested or uninterested, sexually turned on
or turned off, and so on. Women have a better sense of smell than men
do--and men are more sensitive to light than women. Women mature at
a much faster rate than men. Women today and for that matter the
younger men are lost, no where to look, just fumble through and maybe
it will turn out right. You do not apply the same rules to men as you
do to women. You don't need to sleep with all those men. You know,
women are interesting cookies--as are men.
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