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Johnny 12 Steps: Organized Crime Trilogy #1 (Johnny Books) by [Tory, Nick]
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  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
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  • Publication Date: April 18, 2014
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  • Language: English
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This short account of a compulsive brawler by the name of Johnny Tee is full of dark humor and edgy witticism. Many times I found myself laughing aloud as I read through the book. The clever spin on the 12 steps program was one of the sharpest ideas for a book I have seen this year. Definitely worth the price of admission. If you don't laugh when you read this, you are either (A) dead, (B) too sensitive for your own good, or (C) born without a sense of humor. Read it, you'll like it.
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Johnny Tee is in a bad spot. He has fallen to a new low. He has been reduced to the level of a “hobo.” Yet one way or another, he must rescue the mother of a beautiful young blond he has just met, who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

How does he do it? By following the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 Step Guide, of course.

Somehow this all makes perfect sense in the madcap mind of Johnny Tee. The result is a roller coaster ride of hilarious antics.

Although truly an original concept, if I could compare this book to another of my other favorite series it would be the “My Man Jeeves” stories by P.G. Wodehouse. Both authors utilize laugh-out-loud, off the wall humor and preposterously hilarious situations.

Overall, an exhilarating book that is impossible to put down.
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Nick Tory did a wonderful job of making me laugh in his story Johnny 12 Steps. Johnny Tee has decided to turn his life around. He has been known to have a short temper and a problem with gambling. Because of this, he has found himself in some terrible situations. So one day he decided to do the thing that all people who have problems do, follow the twelve steps laid out by Alcoholics Anonymous to find that better life. The only problem is that Johnny Tee tries to make it through these twelve steps in twelve days. In the process, he gets mixed up with the girl of his dreams, who hates him, his best friend, who despises him, and the worst mobster that he could possibly go up against, who, at first, wants to help him, but in the end finds it would be easier just to kill him. The story has a laugh on every page, the only problem being is that there aren't many of them. I literarily sat down one evening and read the book. I enjoyed it very much, but I just wished there was more of it to enjoy. Luckily, Nick Tory has written three more installments into the series which means if I have another night free, I will download the next one and laugh again.
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When I began reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to like it because it seemed strange and (since it is more of a short story) there weren't a ton of details. As I continued, however, I realized how wrong I was. The story was great! The author very cleverly wraps a mans search to better himself around the twelve steps that are taught in AA. It makes you consider those steps in a different light. They are no longer just for addicts.

I also grew to like Johnny's character a lot. He is simple and not the brightest but he also came across as sincere. He was crude and insulting and a bit selfish, but in the end, he came through for his friends. As I was reading, I could almost picture a TV episode taking place in somewhere like New Jersey. In my mind they had Jersey accents and were dealing with mobsters instead of just gangsters. I love it when I can see the story in my mind. That's how I knew I was hooked. I had a lot of fun with this book.

All in all, I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, yet fun and entertaining, read.
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I generally hate books. This is my kind of book, though: ~70 pages and with big font. I was able to tear through this in < 1 hour on the bus ride to work the other day.

It's about the goofy and slightly dark misadventures of a gigantic idiot, and it has more than a few parts that made me laugh out loud (which was probably a little awkward for the guy sitting next to me).

Anyway, it's only $0.99 on Kindle, and if you don't get a buck's worth of entertainment out of it, well then damn you are one cheap person. Personally, I went for the paper copy (if I'm going to be forced to read, I'd better have some physical proof) you that was a great deal as well.

Volume 2 is already out, so I've ordered that. Will post a review once it arrives.
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Johnny 12 Steps takes you on a journey of unexpected twists and turns where Tory cleverly interjects original humor. There are several one-liners, you will find yourself chuckling along the way. Typically, I will read comedy that is overtly labeled and portrayed as such, but I took a risk here and am glad I did.
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Johnny is a surprisingly fresh character. You know how the hero in some stories is flawed but smart? You also know the hero's second banana - the person with the funny and cutting comebacks, makes the one good move to save our hero but always needs to bailed out by the hero in the end? Yeah, Johnny is neither. He's the lunkhead who guards the villian's house and is shot in the head from 200 yards away while he watches some sports game on one of the security system monitors.

Nick Tory lets this lunkhead live and actually be the hero. He gives us the hilarious insight into what it would be like to be that idiot. He also gives that idiot a well rounded cast of characters. Johnny Tee is written so we, the reader, now know how the dense people of the world actually think and somehow survive.

We get to complete the joke based on what Johnny thinks. An example from Johnny 12 Steps: "You meet a lot of crazies riding a bus across the country. That's what they always say, but I never felt that way. I generally just passed the time talking to the quietest people about random thoughts that entered my head and going off on a lot of tangents." Thank you Nick, so that's how these dense idiots think.
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