Michael Supe Granda shares 23 stories that present the good, the bad, the ugly, the jolly and the spirited side of a professional Santa
Michael Supe Granda always loved telling and re-telling stories. As he began turning into a professional Santa, the stories were too funny and colorful to remain untold. It is for this reason he now releases “Fat & Funny (So, you want to be Santa Claus)” (published by AuthorHouse).
For anyone who has met a Santa, Granda believes many of them do not realize the wide and varied aspects of the job and others do not see the requirements it takes to be a good, professional Santa. For him, a professional Santa is multi-faceted and disciplined. These 23 stories present the good, the bad, the ugly, the jolly and the spirited side of being a professional Santa. Each is a story about what Granda saw, did, looked at, laughed at, teared up at, and experienced at his gig that particular day.
“This book will appeal to readers because not only does it lend a unique insight into the Santa profession, it recants the wide variety of situations one can find himself in, as Santa. It is filled with humor and insight,” Granda says. He adds, “Being a professional Santa is something not many folks can do. Old, fat guys with shaggy white beards can. Spry, diminutive men, with thinning, dark hair are automatically eliminated from consideration.”
When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Granda answers, “I want them to realize that being a professional Santa is a legitimate gig. If you get the gig, you are just an actor – an actor portraying Santa Claus. When you are in the suit, reality melts into myth. There are standards and practices that should be adhered to. You never know when a child may be observing you from a distance and you do not want to disappoint any child.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/832372-fat-funny
“Fat & Funny (So, you want to be Santa Claus)”
By Michael Supe Granda
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781665554770
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781665554787
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781665554510
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Michael “Supe” Granda is, incorrigibly, a musician, vocalist, songwriter, author, video producer, CEO of Missouri Mule Music and live gig hound. He is also the author of “It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.”
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