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The Future According To Me (Kindle Single) by [Kutner, Rob]
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Imagine a future where a virus wipes out all humans except those with Attention Deficit Disorder. That's just one of 35 future scenarios that Rob Kutner invents and explores in The Future According to Me.This compilation is brimming with ironic, absurd, and downright bizarre one-page descriptions of possible futures. Inside, readers will find immortal baby boomers (forever with us and always playing '60s music), a new form of onanism that creates an unplanned self-pregnancy crisis, and even intelligent zombies who scheme and plan. The short sketches are reminiscent of futures that Kurt Vonnegut, or his character Kilgore Trout, might have explored in depth. In some of Kutner's vignettes, our desires and wants, deeply pursued by science, create fatuous or insufferable prospects. In others, we're given a glimpse into a random person's life, such as a journal entry from the man who cleans up trash left by time travelers. A testament to a deeply creative mind, The Future According to Me defies categorization and will find a place among those who love pondering questions that begin: “What if …?” --Paul Diamond

About the Author

Kurt Andersen is an author and essayist. He has also written for film, television, and the stage and has contributed to the "New Yorker", "Vanity Fair", and "Time". He is also host and cocreator of "Studio 360", the Peabody Award winning cultural magazine show produced by Public Radio International and WNYC and broadcast on 140 stations to 500,000 listeners each week. He cofounded the transformative independent magazine "Spy", which was nominated for two National Magazine Awards.

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  • File Size: 184 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DHYSLW
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Several dozen short-burst views of the future emerge like little strange worlds, making the 20 pages or so last far more than standard fiction. Kutner's got humor chops, but he also blends some Vonnegut, Italo Calvino, and They Might Be Giants-style aesthetics in here, too. Great stuff, and well worth a buck.
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This was my first kindle single and also my first real read from this author. Found out about this through following him on twitter. I must confess, as soon as I downloaded this I sat and read it in its entirety before I could put down my phone (where I have my kindle app). Witty and just the type of humor I enjoy. I know I'll be re-reading this one and recommending to friends family and co-workers. Here's hoping he writes another soon! Well worth the 99 cents. What are you waiting for, go read it now! It will make you smile, and maybe stop to consider which one of these creatively imagined futures you think may come true. (One of my favourites - because I was most scared of it - was the future concerning hipster aliens!)
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"Apocolypse How" author Rob Kutner goes back to the future (see what I did there?) with this short book of bite-size predictions, oracular visions, and absurd preposterousnesses. Download it right quick-like, sneak your kindle and/or kindle-enabled device into the office bathroom, and make your co-workers wonder (and fear) what all the stall-giggling is about.
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I got this book last night and it had me laughing from the introduction! Its several short stories/theories with a funny spin. The book is awesome, but what else would we expect from the author of Apocalypse How?! It's worth way more than 99 cents. Do yourself a favor and read.
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This Kindle single is just a few pages long but it's pretty funny. It's the author's ideas of several possible future scenarios that could happen to humanity. Some of the ideas are a little hard to follow (Kutner is very cerebral). It's a good, short book with several short funny vignettes. Worth your time to read.
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I claim to be a writer and got many thoughts and ideas from this book! As I said above, it's different. Rob makes much sense of the making up of words and the ease of the future, any future! This book is easy to read, well written, has few typos in it, and makes me laugh out loud in places! I will buy more books from him.
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Witty and funny; I can see a few of the future scenarios coming to pass -- namely the one where the world overreacts to global warming and the scenario where genitalia swapping is common! The short stories were hit-or-miss, like a comedy sketch show, but had me laughing at least once in each story.
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This is a nice Kindle short--right about 850 Kindle locations, so you know with 35 different scenarios none are more than a page or so. Seriously funny look at 'what happens if' one particular incident, theory, event, political belief, religous belief or whatever rises.

Well worth the download (cost and time of reading). And, if nothing else, we are invited to bang on his door in 40 years or so to say, 'hey, what happened???'.

Thank you for the nice read!

Highly Recommended!

JTG
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