Smiesznosci : Dowcipy, Humor, Aforyzmy, Anegdoty
- Paperback | 92 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 5.33mm | 172.36g
- 03 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Stanislaw Jaroszek
Stanislaw Jaroszek- writer, teacher and world traveler. Born in Poland to a peasant family, had a sad and tragic childhood. At the age of six was run over by a car and spent 3 months in a hospital. Lost his mother to cancer at the age of 8 . A couple years later, his father emigrated to the U.S., leaving Stanislaw in care of his 74 years old grandmother. In 1985, Stanislaw, at the age of 19, finally joined his father in Chicago, who died shortly after. His youth was marked by working a series of odd jobs: like factory worker, janitor, limo driver, security guard in the mental institution, supervisor, manager and translator for the International Union.While occupied by work and studying English, he never gave up on his writing projects. He continued to work full-time, even when his English became good enough so he could take college classes. Once he graduated from the City College, Jaroszek transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he obtained the degree in teaching of Spanish. Even though he worked as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, at night he studied in the graduate program in Latin-American Literature at Roosevelt University. Since then, he became an accomplished teacher, world traveler, and writer who writes in Polish and Spanish. His works include a series of three books of humor under the title Najdowcipnijeszy. His aphorisms, anecdotes, and jokes were published in Echo dnia, Karuzela, Panorama Chicago, and Relax Chicago. In 2010, Jaroszek published his first book of short stories in Spanish Jaleos y denuncias . In 2014, his second book in Spanish De novias, esposas y otras cosas appeared in the bookstores. Jaroszek's other work appeared at magazine Contratiempo, daily Hoy, Pilsen Portal, revista El beisman, Mexican Cultural Center in England. Subtle irony, satire, and intellectual humor seem to be omnipresent, and dominate his writings.