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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2010 3:28:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2010 3:29:17 PM PST
I'm always down for some shameless self promotion sir, my book "Rock Beats Paper" is very funny. At least that's what my mom said :)

but really. I think you would enjoy it thoroughly. Check it out.

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 3:43:13 PM PST
Sheila says:
I've been honored to have my book Hot Tea (The Tea Series), now on sale for the Holiday Season, reviewed as follows --

I bought this book based on a verbal recommendation from a friend and was surprised how quickly I was sucked in. I was first drawn to the banter between the sisters. It will bring back childhood memories in anyone who grew up in a tight-knit family. Every character reminded me of someone from my past. This is clearly the first of many in a series as it ended on a question mark. The problem is that now I'm wrapped up in the story and I need answers. I want more and I want it now! If the author is reading this - QUIT GOOFING AROUND ON THE INTERNET AND GET BACK TO WORK!!

Someone suggested these books on a discussion site and I thought, why not? I'm reading the second in the series right now and have really enjoyed them. They have mystery, romance and a good bit of humor, which I love!!! I love Cara's relationship with her sister and their constant banter. I will definitely read the next ones.

I purchased the first in the series based on an interview I read with the author. The book offers a good dose of comedy along with intrigue making it an ideal Sunday afternoon read. The relationship the sisters share can only be written by a sister and it makes me wonder if Ms. Horgan has spent time with me and my sister! Hysterical!

I hope that you will take the time to read the samples and see if you agree.

Hot Tea (The Tea Series)
Sweet Tea (The Tea Series)

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 9:08:40 AM PST
Mr.J says:
Amphigory Almanac: Hebetudinous Humour, Pedantic Prose, & Linguistic Levity: Meet Mr. J
"Amphigory Almanac, ranked #38 on AMAZON'S TOP SELLER HUMOR BOOKS LIST July 17,2010 & Mr.J (Brandon Diddy Jones) is nominated as BEST BREAKTRHOUGH AUTHOR 2011 by INDIEPRINT PRESS, INC."-USA TODAY NEWS

Posted on Jan 13, 2011 10:25:59 AM PST
Hi, I've written two romantic comedies (2 different publishers) and hoping to hear on my third.
Here are the links in case you want to check them out. :)
The Role of a Lifetime
Georgie On His Mind

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 1:07:19 PM PST
On November 10, 2010, Chateau Publishing House released my comedic novel How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide, the world's first self-hurt, the polar opposite of a self-help guide. It's a satirical novel about success in America and, as you can see by the table of contents, clearly very jokey and somewhat ribald. Reading the table of contents is usually enough to let someone know whether they'll love "How to Fail," or want to burn the book.

PART I: Hell's Kitchen

Chapter One: How to Fail to Write a Cohesive Introduction

Chapter Two: How to Fail to Not Get Mistaken For a Bum
Footchapter Two: How to Go Insane and Garner Voices in Your Head

Chapter Three: How to Fail to Make Your Parents Proud of You
Footchapter Three: How to Fail to Write Commercial Material

Chapter Four: How to Fail to Do Something Productive All Day
Footchapter Four-A: How to Develop an Addiction
Footchapter Four-B: How to Masturbate at Work

Chapter Five: How To Fail to Live in a Healthy Environment
Footchapter Five-A: How to Locate and Find Yourself Paying Rent to a Slumlord
Footchapter Five-B: How to Have [expletive]-Up Neighbors

Chapter Six: How to Fail in Love
Footchapter Six-A: How to Get Usurped By Your Girlfriend's Ex
Footchapter Six-B: How to Have a Sordid Past

Chapter Seven: How to Fail All the Way to Rock Bottom


Chapter Eight: How to Live on a Couch
Footchapter Eight: How to Avoid Your Ex in a Small Town

Chapter Nine: How to Fail to Extend Your Family Tree
Footchapter Nine: How to Fail in Bed

Chapter Ten: How to Get Laid on a Couch
Footchapter Ten: How to Acquire the STD That's Right for You

Chapter Eleven: How to Be Haunted by Demons
Footchapter Eleven-A: How to Be Aimless and Uninspired
Footchapter Eleven-B: How to p*ss People Off, Alienate Yourself, and End Up Alone

Chapter Twelve: How to Have a Negative Net and Self-Worth
Footchapter Twelve: How to Network

Chapter Thirteen: How to Fail to Be Normal
Footchapter Thirteen-A: How to Be a Hypochondriac Without Health Care
Footchapter Thirteen-B: How to Grow Apart From Your Friends

Chapter Fourteen: How to Fail to Fail

Epilogue: How to Write a Successful Book and Become Rich

As an avid Kindle reader--I hadn't even seen my novel in physical form until the first time I met my publisher and he had a manuscript HE had printed out--I love that's its also available in that format for a mere $6.99!:

How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide

I went about selling paperback copies of my book in a most interesting way, choosing to visit bars up and down the east coast for 30 straight days in order to meet fans, sell and sign books, and have a great time. If you're interested, I discuss why I chose to sell books in bars as opposed to boring bookstores here and here:

And discuss my entire 30 Bars in 30 Days book tour here:

I hope you enjoy reading about it and I'd love to talk to other authors about strategies you've used to sell books. Any one have any particularly interesting or funny stories of book-hawking?

E-mail me at aaron[@] and let's chat!

Posted on Feb 27, 2011 12:57:19 PM PST
The Assistant

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 6:00:08 AM PDT
Whom God Would Destroy

I seem to be a little late to the party, but here goes nothing...

My novel (yes, this is a wee bit of self-promotion), WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY tells the twisted tale of what happens when "God" returns to Earth to goof on humanity once more. Needless to say, things don't go quite as He'd planned.

The book has all the ingredients for a killer satire: insanity, a deity, Big Macs, space aliens and the quest for the Ultimate Orgasm (no, it's not what you think). Best of all, it's thought provoking, leading readers to question not only religion and psychiatry, but also the very nature of reality.

Thus far WGWD has been very well-reviewed (compared to Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore and James Joyce...okay, maybe not Joyce). You can check out lots of what's been said at (its latest accolade was winning The Scattering's Spring 2011 "Heretic Badge of Honor" - the last winner was Mark Twain...although he did win posthumously). The book is also available for Kindle at just $.99!!

Here's hoping that you sees this, A. Eddy.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 4:08:33 PM PDT
Throttling the Bard

Full disclosure, the above book is by me and it's a humorous read.
Aside from that both Christopher Moore and Bill Bryson are laugh out loud funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2011 11:54:27 AM PDT
"Tweet": one quirky guy takes on big business in a very funny novel

-"Tweet" relates a witty and sometimes absurd look into one man's quest to fight back against big business. The entertaining book is a funny romp through the modern world that engulfs us: the powerless consumer, over-saturated advertising, incessant marketing and big business that has become deaf to the individual. "Tweet" mocks the overwhelming presence of commercialism into the average individual's life--and his inability to avoid it.

Benhamish Allen's review on Amazon: "Tweet seeks to answer our questions about change and does so on the border of being fantastically absurd while also humorous, one of my favorite combinations."

Did you ever feel like you didn't count with big business or the government? Glebe, the driving force in "Tweet", just wants to make a difference and he stumbles on a simple answer to a very pervasive problem. A midlife Jewish ex-adman, Glebe partners with Hartwick, a black homeless guy living in a refrigerator box in midtown Manhattan. Together, they embark on a journey that is totally plausible, definitely relevant, and very funny, as they become the voice of the people and take on everything that irks us. It started simply with Glebe asking people what they wanted and writing their answers on a napkin from the local diner and morphed into the first worldwide boycott.

Tweet: One guy can't change the world; good thing that Glebe didn't know that

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 6:15:40 PM PDT
ChRe says:
Assuming that you meant "new" literally, and not just old authors that you haven't read, I recently found a newer book called The Land-Grant" by B.J. Edwards, which I personally found to be hilarious and well-written. Perhaps I am just partial to the subject (university humor) given my occupation, but I think most people who value satirical fiction would also find it appealing.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 3:09:56 PM PST
Have you try good omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman?

Also consider reading Donovan Sotam's short-stories depicting the working world, it's resembles a bit like britcom with lots of nonsense.
Working for heat

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 1:03:37 AM PST
I have bee

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 1:16:27 AM PST
I have been a humorous fiction enthusiast since I first read Confederacy of Dunces when if first came out 30 years ago. I love Donald Westlakes comic crime Dortmunder series. Another series that is hilarious is the Flashman series by George MacDonald Fraser. Written in the style of a memoir it has actually fooled a few newspapers into believing it is real. If you want to stay current on humorous fiction as it come out, I highly recommend the site's humorous fiction section. I discovered a relatively unknown Christopher Moore and other current notables mentioned here on that site.
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Posted on Jan 20, 2012 2:10:19 PM PST
Larry Harcar says:
Trying to find a book under the category of "humorous fiction": I realize I don't have much to go on, this is just a shot in the dark. I read the book in '87 or '88, but don't know if it was a new release, or a few years old even then. I believe the main character was a detective. One scene that stands out was when he goes out with some friends, gets very intoxicated, and orders a "feces manhattan". The name Kent Clark I remember, because of the link to superman, except reversed. That may have been the character's name, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, for some reason that book stays in my memory, even after all these years. Just wish I could remember the title, or even the author. Very frustrating!
Thanks for any help....
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