The short stories in Jon Paul Fiorentino's Asthmatica tickle the funny bone every time.
Jon Paul Fiorentino's ingeniously silly Asthmatica is a keeper.
Jon Paul Fiorentino is one witty, daring mofo ... [his] graceful language coupled with his unabashed need to confess and elaborate on the most disgusting of life's truths make this book a very satisfying read.
This collection is refreshingly light hearted ... a very real blessing.
QUILL AND QUIRE
Introducing a Montreal talent you'll read again and again. Asthmatica is one you'll want to own.
An idiosyncratic and savagely funny memoir. (Four stars.)
EYE WEEKLY (TORONTO)
[Fiorentino] is able to blend deliberately funny zingers with stern and powerfully guided craftsmanship.
THE DANFORTH REVIEW
Asthmatica is a seamlessly funny, smart, naughty read filled with irreverent insights.
MONTREAL REVIEW OF BOOKS
Fiorentino writes in an effortless voice, free flowing and conversationally witty ... The imagery of Fiorentino's prose is especially charming.
Jon Paul Fiorentino's latest collection is an acidly funny series of stories ... The outrageous humour of Asthmatica's stories, lists and crossword puzzles delivers a stealth attack against sterile hyper-suburbia, mall capitalism and familial norms.
Imagine Portnoy's Complaint set in the landscape of TV's South Park.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS