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I Could Be Wrong, But...: Featuring Essays from the Kindle Books: Happy Accidents, Inside My 3-Pound Universe, Resistance Is Futile! and X Marks the Spot Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Green Flash Books (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615572057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615572055
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,755,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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San Diego Book Awards 2012 Finalist, General Non-Fiction, Humor

"These essays are poignant, funny and intellectually charged." -- Traci Foust, Nowhere Near Normal


"Like Dave Barry and David Sedaris, David Boyne analyzes life's minor truths and comes up with the uncomfortable questions that may not topple governments, but do make life richer." --Ken Callaway, Screenwriter

"These stories take you on a sardonic ride as curvy as it is bodacious. Sardonic, curvy, bodacious. Yeah, that's what I said."  --Julie Ann Weinstein, Flashes From the Other World 

"These essays brim with profound insight. They are tales of ordinary life, extraordinarily observed. And they're funny. So funny you hardly know he's making you think 'til you catch yourself doing it." --Patty Kadel, Cartoonist (PattyKadel.com)

"Read David Boyne at your own peril, and be prepared to duck." -- Thornton Sully, A Word With You Press

From the Author

To Newton, the golden retriever who taught me to defy gravity.

More About the Author

David Boyne has failed at everything he has tried. Including parenting, marriage, college, gainful employment, algebra, buying low and selling high, riding a bicycle across America, mixing red wine with tequila, and staying perpendicularly tangential to the gutter. At one time he considered becoming a better person. But when he learned that identity theft is illegal he abandoned the idea. When not writing about his failures he boldly stares into Space, and sometimes exposes himself in public. (at DavidBoyne.com)
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Home Sweet Home: Postcards From the Dog House (5 stars)
Accidental Insights are the Funniest December 10, 2012
By annban

A delightful journey into the mind of a man who sees within a single moment infinite grace, absurdity or sometimes just a used packet of hot sauce. Boyne's essays offer glimpses of spiritual oneness tempered by healthy and hilarious self-deprecation, and also some plain good storytelling. There is wisdom and humor in these tales of a Buddhist poseur, a lovably cranky neighbor, being stuck in Starbucks on Christmas Day, and the thrill of being 20-something in a Manhattan tenement, armed with a hammer against thugs outside. You'll have fun with these essays. They'll make you think about Life and laugh at it, too.
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Happy Accidents (5 stars)
Borrowed...then purchased! January 22, 2012
By L Hartman

David Boyne showed up as a "suggestion" by my Kindle, I assume, because of my collection of books authored by humorous, witty, and intelligent writers. Taking advantage of my Prime membership, I borrowed Happy Accidents and rolled the dice. Not only did I relate to many of Boyne's experiences and observations, but I also found myself laughing out loud and highlighting passages. Give this book back at the end of the borrowing period? No way. This book needed to be owned. So I purchased it...along with Three Pound Universe and X Marks the Spot. I suspect this is only the beginning. I thank my Kindle for suggesting David Boyne to me. One could say it was a happy accident.
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X Marks the Spot: We're All Going to Die! So... What's For Lunch? (5 stars)
Don't Let This Guy Fool You July 29, 2011
By K. Svoboda

Exit, your usual way of looking at everyday things. Enter, David Boyne. Life, death, lunch, Manhattan transit, the speed of light -- this little group of essays breathlessly covers a lot of territory. I actually found it to be a page-turner, which is a big thing to say about a little group of essays. Half of me spent the time saying, "Why didn't I think of that?" while the other half of me was busy saying, "Oh, yes, just what I think, too." David never preaches and never assumes anything about his readers--a refreshing attitude.
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Home Sweet Home: Postcards From the Dog House (4 stars)
A happy accident of delight November 17, 2012
By Zara

With David Boyne's essays, you know you're going on a wild ride. You don't know where you are going--New York, Portland (OR), San Diego, or points between--but you end up with your humanity. You meet roommates, wives, children, neighbors and they all reflect who you are. Best, you meet a mind that notices, wonders and ponders. Boyne writes with a wry sense of the one-time ride of Life. Read straight through or skip around, you'll come away loving life.
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Inside My Three Pound Universe
Boyne to be wild March 30, 2011 (5 stars)
By Thornton H. Sully

David Boyne loves to play fetch with us puppy-dogs. He lets us get a good sniff of the stick in his opening paragraph, and then tosses our attention span beyond the clouds. We are soon too distracted by all the wonderful and witty observations he has mark twained upon the page to care about fetching the stick, as he has us roll over and beg for more. Then the most amazing thing happens: the stick that he tossed, that we thought had no relevance at all to his story, comes back and pops us in the funny bone. We then realize it never was a stick, it was a boomerang. Read David Boyne at your own peril, and be prepared to duck.
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Hey. Did you buy and read and enjoy a book by David Boyne? Don't be ashamed. It's all right. Lots of other people have, too. Don't keep your PTSD a secret. Holding secrets can cause deep psychological damage. Be healthy -- Tell your friends and strangers what you've just been put through-- Write an Amazon review of a David Boyne book today!

Your psyche will thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Write Stuff on November 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
Some people just have "it". It's hard to describe what "it" is, but you know it when you see it. David Boyne has "it". He talks about his shortcomings in his books (and even the title of this one starts out with his usual self deprecation) but he is so talented with his words, it's no wonder he's been up for numerous awards--and a successful writer. I'm a fan and plan to get the entire collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John H. Byk on May 4, 2012
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David Boyne's essays in this collection will certainly tickle your funny bone at one point or another and even make you think in the way a stand up comic does about serious life issues. However, after awhile, the style seems a bit like a feedback loop and I felt like I was watching reruns of my favorite sitcom. Nevertheless, it's sill a great and fresh perspective from an original voice that uses colloquialisms masterfully.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kad on March 3, 2012
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What a fun read! Dave is a wonderfully insightful storyteller. His essays highlight the comic ironies of the past, present and future of everyday life and make you laugh out loud and say; yeah, that's so true! Then he surprises you with a poignant tale of a step-dad interaction with a 4 year old, a trip to the Twin Towers when they stood tall and breakfast with Annie, his 80 plus year old neighbor.

Dave makes you think and feel and laugh. That's a great read in my book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Mitchell on March 15, 2012
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Most writing is self-referential, but that too often becomes mundane, loses itself in the ennui and trivia of a day. And therein lies the story. Nicely turned, some careful craft at work; not a spiraling down, rather a lifting out. Yes, a definite outie, not an innie.
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