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The Famous Union by [Michael Meyer]

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"College life as we never knew it. The plot is quick and will entertain at every turn." Albert Robbins III, FREE BOOK REVIEWS
"The Famous Union is a comedy romp through the halls of academic insanity - and presents a school whose motto is 'just wait until next year.' Readers - especially those familiar with academic ironies - will find it filled with fun!" MBR BOOKWATCH
"The characters are all interesting and well developed - and many would be great study cases for a psych major." - 
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"A fast-paced and frequently hilarious tale of life in academia, Michael Meyer's The Famous Union actually reminded me a little of Tom Sharpe's Wilt, with one important exception: I actually found The Famous Union to be funnier, more biting and more inventive." 
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"It's light and humorous with a bit of a wink and a lot of wry puckish humor. It helps that the book is organized, once all of the eccentric characters have been introduced, into very brief chapters - each one moving one of the character pieces just a little bit on the board. The effect is like watching a slow motion train wreck, as you observe the characters inching towards collision and catastrophe.
" - Pop Bop, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

From the Author

I have been asked many times in my life what inspires me as a writer. I am a keen observer of people, for one thing. I can sit on a barstool and easily converse with a person who might diametrically oppose everything that I believe politically or religiously, and yet we can get along. We can communicate. I know how to listen, and I pick my words carefully. I enjoy seeing how people interact with others, how they cope with what life deals them. Bits and pieces of what I have observed and heard appear in both the dialogue and scenes that I have created.

I have always been fascinated by the human brain. I like to try to reconstruct what must have been going through a person's mind at the moment of some great tragedy or some wonderfully unexpected event. What must have General Custer been thinking the very second he saw his own death? What went through Captain Smith's mind the second he realized that his Titanic was doomed? I like to imagine shouting out to historical figures way before tragedy strikes and tell them, "No, don't forge ahead! No, don't ignore the ice warnings!" The very act of creating people and being in complete charge of their thinking processes, and then putting them into a situation where they must act--this sort of thing appeals greatly to me, and, thus, I am a writer. The characters and events in my THE FAMOUS UNION are people and situations that I have created, and yet they seem so real to life to me. Even now, when I reread my own work, I find myself judging their actions, and empathizing with their plights.

I enjoy being alive. I am inspired when I see a small dog born with only three legs, hobbling around and having the time of his life. I am inspired when I see a small plant sticking its head out of a crack in a boulder, when I see a small ant carrying twice its weight to who knows where. Inspiration is all around us. As we all know, laugher is healthy. The eccentric characters in THE FAMOUS UNION provided me with lots of healthy laughs as I created them, and I hope they do so for you.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005FZMVB6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pacific Books (January 14, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 14, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 303 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 171 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

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Michael Meyer is the author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears.

He has resided in and has visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to his own published writing. He has literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. He has lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left him. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as he has aged.

Among the many unique things that have happened to him in his world travels, he has walked the streets of Istanbul with a detective, searching for a pickpocket who got him good. He has ridden on the back of a motorcycle in Tehran while the driver, who spoke not one word of English, pointed out all the sights to him. He has wrestled an Iranian soldier who tried to break into his hotel room in Tehran. He has had the paint completely stripped from his car as he drove across Saudi Arabia in a sandstorm. He has stood on the stage of a busy nightclub in Tokyo, singing "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes" to an audience feeling no pain from the Sake they were drinking. He has been chased by a family of mongooses (yes, that is the correct spelling) on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Croix. And that is just the beginning of his long list of worldly adventures.

As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, he now lives in Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.

You can follow Mike at his Facebook writer's site: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeyersWritingLife

Be sure to check out his Pinterest writer's page, which includes numerous audio readings, clips, and trailers of his books:

http://pinterest.com/temmike/#

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