It isn’t a place former psychologist Ann Talarico ever expected to find herself. But if her work as a therapist has taught her anything, it is that you have to make the best of any situation. Facing a life sentence for a crime she didn’t commit, Ann is determined not to let the concrete walls stop her from making a difference.
It starts with the inmates.
One by one, she works to help them overcome problems that brought them to Northampton State Corrections Center. It isn’t as easy as it once was on the outside. In the big house, problems are a whole lot messier and relationships take on new lives.
What will it take for Ann to build optimism in an institution packed with criminals, psychopaths, and narcissists? Is it even possible? Or will it be a wrap on her work as a healer?
It’s bound to happen. But to who? The inmates have some teachings of their own and it ain’t looking hopeful.
Tracked down and recruited for the mission, Squeezer teams up with voluptuous FBI Female Special Agent Robin Sapsucker and infiltrates the hideout of the brilliant, evil, and curiously piglike criminal mastermind Connor Hogshead. Along the way he matches wits with tattooed, sexually ambiguous Swedish computer expert Limpet Salamander, as he struggles to foil Hogshead's plan for world domination — a plan known only by its enigmatic codename: Squirrelageddon.
Packed with tension, stuffed with suspense, and bristling with idiocy, DIE STUPID is a modern masterpiece of moronic mayhem. Check out these unsolicited reviews:
"I wish I were alive to read it!" — William Shakespeare
"A painful experience." — the Marquis de Sade
"That's it! I'm going back in the well." — Little Timmy from LASSIE
Buy DIE STUPID today, and regret it tomorrow ... and for the rest of your life.
A fresh and funny short stories series about love, friendship, and flatulence...
“Horrid. Stupid. Badly narrated.”
-- Richard E. Pozzuto ★
"I am not really sure why I bought this book. It has some funny parts in it, but otherwise its a waste of time."
-- shawn ★★★
“It’s a book about farts; what do you expect?!”
-- Dorothy’s mother ★★
She used to make friends.
Now she's making sure her friends, family, and flight attendants keel over from her farts.
Something has to change, right?
Dorothy is transparent, witty, and never minces words about her dark exploits and depraved humor.
Whether traveling by plane or truck, Dorothy somehow manages to make any boring circumstance a laugh-out-loud scene filled with sophomoric low-brow humor.
If you’re looking for humor in the same vein as The New Yorker or Bill Cosby, then this book isn’t for you! If you want funny short stories about friendship, optimism, and forgiveness spiced with a bit of self-deprecation, then this book is for YOU!
Grab your copy of the only fast-paced, feel-good short story series about love, humor, life, and a generous helping of farts.
Perfect for fans of Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, & Bob Saget.
Only Father Benoir and his misfit flock will be saved, but they must hurry, said God, and build an ark like Noah's.
AFTER ME, THE DELUGE is an outrageous, irreverent comedy which inspired one of Italy's longest running stage musicals which has been seen by over fifteen million people since it's debut in 1974.
Hidden somewhere in the skeleton is a microdot containing Chinese military secrets that could be vital to the survival of the British Empire.
And they aren't the only ones looking for the stolen secrets. Chinese spies and American counter-espionage agents both have a bone to pick with Nannie Hettie and her cohorts.
The Great Dinosaur Robbery is a British comedy classic that inpired the Disney film One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing starring Peter Ustinov.
The previous Grafton adventure, Going Out Backwards, was shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.
Coaxing Posie's delusion on is her nemesis, the cruel
Aunt Bertha Flatbottom. She in turn
falls madly in love with the 'Dancing Master.'
Along the way
Posie's quest for dancing recruit others.
In fact Aunt Bertha schemes to produce a public recital for Posie that
should surely make her utterly ridiculous and an object of scorn
Meanwhile Posie is running amok through Possum Trot in
her increasingly ragged tutu and slippers, giving performances to the Church,
the Gas Station and the pool hall.
Her recital is as expected the most unusual ever
held. And following it is a cataclysmic
dance of Posie's own across the vast and empty Prairie.
Author Bio: Jonathan Wesley Bell has written several
novels and short stories. He sometimes
forgets and carries his cell phone in his shoe.
keywords: Ballet, Ribald, Romp, Deceit, Love, Hatred,
Madness, Wealth, Prairie, Town
“A ribald romp of a novel that is an irreverent and
hilarious satire on human desires and self-deceptions.”
Possum Trot Gazette
Written with the comedic mastery of Christopher Buckley, Don't Mess with Travis tells the story of Ben Travis, a no-name Texas senator who becomes governor after a late-night accident takes the lives of the men ahead of him in the chain of command.
Before the paint has even dried on his parking spot, the recently divorced Travis uncovers the latest Washington power grab and decides there's only one solution: secession. The stunt pits Travis (and Texas) against the president, a golf-obsessed, progressive egomaniac with spotty leadership skills. The liberal elites are behind the president, and they will try every dirty trick to derail the new governor and hold on to the most prosperous state in the Union. Despite the doomsday threats from D.C., Travis forges ahead in a thrilling and hysterical quest to fight big-government tyranny and restore sanity to the nation.
Can Travis avoid a second Civil War without bending his knee to Washington? Will his own daughter and ex-wife come to his aid or sell him out? Most important, can they get all this settled before the beginning of high school football season?
In the tradition of Advise and Consent and Primary Colors, Don't Mess with Travis brilliantly lampoons all that's wrong with present-day politics while waving the flag behind everything that's right.
“Euan Mitchell, author of the independent bestseller 'Feral Tracks', knows his rock’n’roll … and this laid-back, ironic take on the Australian music industry in the ’90s captures the spirit of the time. It’s fast-paced and grungy, full of backroom intrigue and colourful characters.”
“Loved it. I felt I knew almost all the seedy, manipulative, gold-digging music biz characters – but fortunately only on a two-faced, air-kiss kind of basis … Funny, astute, honest.”
Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil
“In the same way that 'Spinal Tap' is not a fiction, neither is 'Making Noises'. The stuff in both stories really does happen.”
John Archer, Hunters & Collectors
“Euan Mitchell does a nice line in laid-back prose.”
Sydney Morning Herald
Marty is a rock musician on the wrong side of thirty who needs to change his tastes in music, women and cities. Billy is fifteen, talented and in prison.
The two are thrown together by the fast-talking former politician, Perce "Perk" Harrigan, whose powerful friends have handed him the plum job of launching the Oz Rock Foundation. Oz Rock uses taxpayer dollars to promote hip bands and quietly lift the Prime Minister’s youth vote.
Harrigan and his sultry but fascist assistant, Ingrid, need to ‘spin’ Oz Rock into orbit despite the cynics. They enlist Marty’s help to manipulate Billy to the top of the music charts. But their greatest enemy may not be the one publicly calling for Harrigan’s head.
Step into my office…well, not my actual office, grab this seat and pull up next to me—who's ‘me’, oh, I thought we’d met? I’m just another drone, employee, worker bee (no disrespect to those beautiful and productive creatures). I can help.
Read this, be careful, and spread the word!
"Animals in Suits is a satirical portrait of life in the Corporate Age—at once a searing indictment of corporate politics and a beautiful, elegant…"
No, no, no one gets seared, please just read.
"and hopeful exploration of the resilience and the power of books, it offers a comic and tragic vision of future life…"
No one can predict the future, okay, forget it…ah now you want to finish it?
"A corporation in the not so distant future. A revolving cast of characters avian, reptilian and mammalian amongst others. Mind numbing daily routine. What is the purpose and meaning of work? And conversely of life? And finally, the answer to the eternal question—do you want the free mug or shirt?"
Meet Dave Hart, just your typical investment banker. It's not long until Bonus Day, the most important day of the year, and anything less than a million pounds would be an insult. After all, Dave has to buy a new car, a new Rolex for his wife, and a second home in the country. Not to mention support a few personal habits, legal or otherwise, that gentlemen bankers don't discuss in public. Unfortunately, a million really isn't what it used to be, and no one else seems to value Dave as much as he knows he's worth. Luckily, competence and charm have never been accurate barometers for success in high finance, and Dave just might be able to weasel and blunder his way to the top.
Extremely funny and razor-sharp, Trust Me, I'm a Banker is the tale of one man's quest for outrageous compensation and alpha status in a world where pitiless ambition, insecurity, and moral ambiguity are second nature and glitter is far more important than gold. This flawless social satire is a highly enjoyable voyeuristic glimpse into our modern culture of narcissism, materialism, and bottomless greed.
The words that pierce through your soul, and just about demolish your patience. Middle-aged white women stereotypes have been consistently torn a new one by both the internet and pop culture's grasp alike. Frankly though, I don't think it's very funny.
I think it's absolutely hilarious.
Buckle up those kids in that minivan Karen, Debra, and/or Cheryl. We've got a soccer practice to make.
A collection of comic stories that confront difficult and tragic events, Time for Bed crafts dreamscapes and bizarre encounters into bedtime stories for adults.
The Last Collection takes the reader into the peculiar side of modern-day Montreal, a big city filled with colorful people such as Solly the Hawk Weisskopf and Big Moishie Mandelberg, loan sharks whose collection methods rely more on ingenuity (such as before-and-after pictures of their victims) than violence; and Artie Kerner, their "mark," whose rare addiction to purchasing expensive but worthless items finally leads him to seek professional help from Dr. Lehman, a psychiatrist only slightly more neurotic than his patients—practicing in an office that resembles a South Sea island, complete with lagoon.
The result is a fast-paced satire with an unconventional humor that binds the book from beginning to unmatchable end.
Even more important to Jimmy's life (and thus also his untimely death) was the Big Bang and the creation of life on earth with the true nature of the universe finally exposed for what it truly is
The Unfortunate Death of James Douglas O'Flaherty is an absurdly funny and occasionally poignant satire about life, the universe and random chance.