One of my favorite parts of the NYT Book Review is the page advertising the self-published books.
Now, don’t go thinking that I’m looking at the SMITH flashline and, after a few sips of Haterade, am starting to wonder whether everyone’s story really needs to be told. As you all heard Neil Gaiman say on the RU Sirius Show, we owe it to ourselves to tell stories.
But still. Some of these titles sound … well, oddly compelling. (As Stan Mack has said, all quotes strictly verbatim.)
What!! You’re Pregnant Again!! Bite Me!!
An inspiring and humorous story in coping with the frustration of miscarriages and infertility. This book takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a truly comedic approach to how one woman copes through her own struggles and fears; however it will make you laugh out loud.
Doctor, Patient, Object, Thing
Diane Harvey weaves an enduring story about the relationship between a charismatic, confident surgeon in his late 30s and a popular, award-winning professor. At first, the young man is her surgeon. As the story unfolds, she becomes his teacher.
Computers for Klutzes: Basics, Email & Internet: A familiarization course for older adults
A thoroughly researched book that attracted attention from New England across Canada to the West Coast and down to Florida is now available. Almost 3,000 people from 21 to 94 have succeeded with these instructions, many after failing to understand evening classes at high school and college campuses.
The Flying Scroll: Zechariah 5:1-4
The words on the pages of The Flying Scroll, to the sentient observer, are refreshing and build hope that tomorrow’s children may have more freedom to be “who” and how God made them than the children of yesterday or today.
From Footprints to Blueprint: Development of the Moon, and Private Enterprise
Private enterprise can likely utilize the Moon’s unique environment to creat profitable business ventures. The book reviews a business plan to realize such projects but also provides an interesting read for general space enthusiasts.
Big Cigar, small ****
Following “Existential Hell,” family heads grapple in this Screenplay with a lovable, bi-sexual drug dealer framed by spoiled sons for a crime he may not have committed and who still opposes the “bright idea” of killing witnesses to prevent a trial.