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About the Author

Fred Reed is a part-time sociopath, former Marine, and lifelong keyboard mercenary who lives in Mexico and should not be allowed to associate with your children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (June 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059539390X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595393909
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,320,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Artur Oczko on November 30, 2006
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I have not read a funnier book since Bill Clinton's "My Life."

This collection of short pieces is just priceless. Each hilarious piece is a page or two long, so you can read here and there. Hilarious, sane, and educational.

I am buying this for all my friends.
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Fred has topped himself with a witty vivisection of every form of modern political corretness. Fred pokes ,prods and bludgeons with a purpose, however he clearly is a man who understands that evaluating the modern condition cannot be done in a historical vacuum but must accompany honest evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of the past.
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I read this when I want a 'lift' it is so irreverent and true I immediately gain a better mood!
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Hilarious. The PC crowd should be forced to read every page, maybe they would see the error of their ways. But, probably not.

I spent a couple decades wandering the globe after my time in Southeast Asia and Fred describes the characters one ran into with precision. I miss the road.

I started highlighting favorite paragraphs and dog earing pages. Halfway through I discovered that that just about every page was dog eared and highligted.

I have recommended this book to all of my friends and will be gifting it some who really need to read it.

Fred, keep up the great work.
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