The Tarrytown Daily Voice interviews Sleepy Hollow native John Marshall about his debut novel, The Greenfather, releasing this May on Three Rooms Press! The Greenfather is a hilarious vegan Godfather parody. Packed with larger than life goons, right-hand men, Feds and green fanatics, The Greenfather satirizes the environmental movement, crime, families, and crime families.
The Tarrytown Daily Voice and John Marshall discuss environmentalism, global warming, and Marshall’s earliest days as a comedy writer growing up in Sleepy Hollow to his career writing for television.
Marshall said environmentalists aren’t the target of his book, but he hopes people laugh that the mafia is needed to force people to go green.
“I want people to be more aware of environmental issues,” Marshall said. “I think now is the right time to make it humorous. I process things by being able to turn horrible things into jokes. That’s what people like Chris Rock and Bill Maher do. They turn their concerns into jokes.