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I Put Pants on for This?: Stories in Defense of Staying Home by [Jackson Banks]

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"I sat entranced, voraciously reading his stories and laughing out loud like a loon, and I actually had a grand time throughout. Banks has a sharp and insightful sense of humor, and an intuitive gift for comedic timing...Banks' writing is conversationally smooth and a joy to read, and the different locales covered in this collection add an ample dose of travel and adventure to the mix as well. I Put Pants on for This? Stories in Defense of Staying Home is very funny indeed, and it's most highly recommended." - Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"Jackson Banks has compiled a humorous collection of short stories, which reads like a memoir written by a seemingly-cursed individual. He does state a good portion of the "I Put Pants on for This?" stories are fictional or embellished, but the feel is authentic. One story details the adventures a young child experienced as a military dependent in Guantanamo, Cuba, another chronicles being held a hostage in the Great White North of Canada due to the vagaries of air transportation. Family vacations do not escape his satirical treatment, whether white-water rafting to Outer Banks camping in the car due to all of the tents blowing away or being in a flood plain. The vagaries of hotel lodging, and those looking for love in the wrong places, are also explored in this short book.
I very much enjoyed Jackson Banks' witty avuncular writing style which would be right at home being narrated by Garrison Keillor. "I Put Pants on for This?" is well-edited and I read it quickly, although interrupted many times by laughter. Anyone who has experienced the fecklessness of the travel and lodging industries can absolutely relate to the tribulations of his fictional self. A waiter who offers up a special, which they no longer have in stock, because it is their restaurant's policy to recite a list of specials regardless of whether it can actually be ordered. It's enough to turn a diner to drink, but funny when it happens to someone else. You too can enjoy the simple pleasures of schadenfreude by reading this delightful book." - Dan Kalin for Readers' Favorite

About the Author

Jackson Banks is a husband, father, writer, and grumpy young man who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. His family and their misadventures together provide the inspiration for many of his writings. Jackson writes satirical short stories that are loosely based on real events. Occasionally, he writes other types of stories

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07N5FW8QP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jackson Banks; 1st edition (January 26, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 26, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2128 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 178 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jackson Banks is the pen name for a writer living in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family. He uses his real life experiences and adventures to create a variety of stories across multiple genres, including thrillers, humor, and romance. 

When not writing or spending time with his family, Jackson enjoys a variety of outdoor adventure activities and cooking to stay inspired.

Jackson’s debut thriller novel, Alligator River, is coming soon. Visit his website at www.writerjacksonbanks.com and make sure to sign up for his newsletter for updates, sales information, and and other useful information.

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