Hubris Towers Season 1, Episode 1: An Uneasy Interview

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“Luxury living at Hubris Towers: Isn’t it time you get what you really deserve?” 

Comedy of manners meets comedy of errors in a new series for fans of Fawlty Towers and P. G. Wodehouse. 

When Jimmy Acorn applies to become the new concierge at Hubris Towers, there are a few things he doesn’t know. He doesn’t know how he’s going to make this month’s rent (or last month’s, for that matter). He doesn’t know why rich tenants would move into a building that’s still under construction. And he doesn’t know, strictly speaking, just what a concierge does. 

What he does know is that eviction is looming and a PhD in literature isn’t nearly as marketable as he’d hoped. 

So when his interview spins out of control thanks to an infuriatingly helpful bellhop, a grimly courteous manager, and a mounting pile of errands from the condo’s eccentric denizens, Jimmy has no choice but to smile hard, find some allies, keep the puppy away from the champagne, and see if he can carve out a niche for himself in the wildly unexpected world of Hubris Towers.


Hubris Towers is a fresh comedy series released regularly in 45-55 page episodes. Visit byfaroe.com/hubris for more information and to sign up for updates on new releases and exclusive deals. 

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About the author

Bill Hoard is possessed of two superpowers: he can sleep almost anywhere at almost any time, and he reflexively forms an opinion on any topic within seconds of hearing a single fact. He writes, teaches, ponders, wonders, teaches a little more, and generally makes a nuisance of himself on social media. He suffers from a debilitating appreciation of pipe smoke, and old books, and tweed.

Bill is currently working on his stories and immersing himself in the joys and struggles of intentional community in Baltimore MD.


Ben Y. Faroe lives in community with his best friends in Baltimore, MD. They feast together, drink good whiskey, push each other to do great creative work, and squeeze in board games when they can. That his wife and daughter are lovely beyond compare goes without saying.

You can learn more at byfaroe.com or start reading stories for free at bit.ly/trydwc.

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Clickworks Press
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Published on
May 1, 2015
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Pages
45
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ISBN
9781943383016
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English
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Fiction / Humorous
Humor / General
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“Luxury living at Hubris Towers: Isn’t it time you get what you really deserve?”

Comedy of manners meets comedy of errors in this madcap series for fans of Fawlty Towers and P. G. Wodehouse.

When Jimmy Acorn applies to become the new concierge at Hubris Towers, there are a few things he doesn’t know. He doesn’t know how he’s going to make rent. He doesn’t know why wealthy tenants would move into a half-constructed building. And he doesn’t know, strictly speaking, just what a concierge does.

What he does know is that eviction is looming and a PhD in literature isn’t nearly as marketable as he’d hoped, so any job will do. But a life of conciergery at Hubris Towers isn’t just any job. On paper, it’s the future of luxury living. In practice, there are still a few kinks to work out.

Set aside the manager’s grim courtesies and the incomprehensible intercom, get past the infuriatingly helpful bellhop, and Jimmy still finds himself juggling eccentric tenants, a looming inspection, and shadowy underworld connections. And in the midst of it all, he needs to look sharp and stay un-awkward, just in case the lovely Ms. Leonelle breezes by.

Nevertheless, with a little luck, a lot of hard work, and the help of an unexpected band of friends, Jimmy will find a way through, even if he does get a little damp or...well, sombreroed in the process.

This volume contains all eight episodes of Hubris Towers Season 1, previously released individually. Plus, the winter holidays come to Hubris Towers in an all-new bonus short.

New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have a “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself.

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?

According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:

A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.

A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.

A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.

It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.

The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes us on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.

He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent. “Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller, on the page as he is onstage, and that’s what shines through [in this] genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy” (Kirkus Reviews).
Volume 1 of 6 begins in 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica with Atia Crisp and her sister Livia shipwrecked and sold into slavery. They are separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a deadly card game at the Swiftsure Tavern until she is liberated by sugar merchant Capitaine la Roche. Hunted at every turn, they take refuge at Cherry Red's Boutique (brothel) and meet up with allies including the medication loving Dr. Strangewayes. Series Description:

Ye All Are Warned – be gone if you abhor sex, foul language, crude humor, and beaky parrots.

1689 Port Royal, Jamaica. Atia Crisp and her sister Livia are shipwrecked and sold into slavery. They are separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a deadly card game at the Swiftsure Tavern until she is liberated by sugar merchant Capitaine la Roche. They take refuge at Cherry Red's Boutique (brothel) and meet up with allies including the medication loving Dr. Strangewayes.

Capitaine la Roche (also known as the pirate, Gator Gar), has a past stained with blood and grief. La Roche works with a network of friends and allies including local strumpet, Cherry Banks, Theodore Binge the card shark and the kindly, Dr. Strangewayes. Soon after Atia and la Roche are ushered away to safety after a mysterious outbreak of scarlet fever wreaks havoc on the city.

Within the luxuriant tropical confines of Dr. Strangewayes's plantation at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, bonds of friendship are formed and the fierce love between Atia and Capitaine la Roche becomes absolute.

However, nowhere is safe as spies seek out both Atia and la Roche for the bounties on their heads.

Neither of them can escape the shadows of their former lives. Their journey leads them to an inevitable conflict that threatens their world, but inches them closer towards freedom.
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

As Jenny says:

"Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.


"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"

Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

“Luxury living at Hubris Towers: Isn’t it time you get what you really deserve?”

Comedy of manners meets comedy of errors in this madcap series for fans of Fawlty Towers and P. G. Wodehouse.

When Jimmy Acorn applies to become the new concierge at Hubris Towers, there are a few things he doesn’t know. He doesn’t know how he’s going to make rent. He doesn’t know why wealthy tenants would move into a half-constructed building. And he doesn’t know, strictly speaking, just what a concierge does.

What he does know is that eviction is looming and a PhD in literature isn’t nearly as marketable as he’d hoped, so any job will do. But a life of conciergery at Hubris Towers isn’t just any job. On paper, it’s the future of luxury living. In practice, there are still a few kinks to work out.

Set aside the manager’s grim courtesies and the incomprehensible intercom, get past the infuriatingly helpful bellhop, and Jimmy still finds himself juggling eccentric tenants, a looming inspection, and shadowy underworld connections. And in the midst of it all, he needs to look sharp and stay un-awkward, just in case the lovely Ms. Leonelle breezes by.

Nevertheless, with a little luck, a lot of hard work, and the help of an unexpected band of friends, Jimmy will find a way through, even if he does get a little damp or...well, sombreroed in the process.

This volume contains all eight episodes of Hubris Towers Season 1, previously released individually. Plus, the winter holidays come to Hubris Towers in an all-new bonus short.

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