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Advice From an Alien: or Icky Bicky Budda Swain Paperback – September 22, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (September 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439217904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439217900
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,912,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A knock came at my door and two men calling themselves Hack and Wilson wished to talk about a proposal. I said no and closed the door. I walked past the stairway and on into the kitchen. There they were sitting at my table. This was impossible. This could not be happening. You need not fear us. Our intent is for you helping us. We have a friend who wants you to be the author of his book. They gave a brief explanation and the reasons for his request. They showed me incredible powers not from this world. Only God or Superior Beings have these powers. Hack and Wilson have returned home. They left no trace. They were always just shadows and ghosts. The Alien is still with us. I don’t know him, his name, or where he lives. This is the only explanation first time author Joseph Cater currently living in Natick, Massachusetts provides as the impetus of this wry, witty, self-empowerment guide, Icky Bicky Budda Swain or Advice from an Alien. We can learn so much from the Alien’s message.

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I am the transcriber for the book. By transcribing and getting the advice book published, basically I was fulfilling my promise as requested. I may or may not agree with everything the Alien wrote, but at least I was able to get it to market.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Debi Henry on October 20, 2011
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It has been a long time since I picked up a book that I "couldn't put down." The transcriber (author) in this book is visited by a 500 year old alien. Observations on religion, work, money, relationships, politics, celebrities and a very observant chapter on death, living and dying add up to good brain and heart expansion along with mind challenging discussions. I have definite (sometimes stubborn but right) opinions on many subjects, but this story opened up a lot of thought provoking issues for me. A wonderful book! A definite plus as a selection for book clubs!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerie L on January 28, 2013
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We all have to wonder what an advance society would think of how we choose to live our lives on this planet. This book is written from the perspective of a 500 year old Alien on a variety of subjects like money, work, religion and celebrities. The chapter on death from the view of an Alien was touching and insightful. The book makes you contemplate how we as a society have let unimportant things effect the quality of the one life we are given. It reminded me of `The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy' without the silliness. You might not agree with all his advice but you will remember it. A very enjoyable fast reading book from an Alien with a dry wit who loves Baseball.
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