Category Archives: Humor & Satire

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance – Bill McKibben

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Vermont on its own will be a lot closer to what Lincoln had in mind for a healthy country.” When is a country just too big to be accountable to all of its citizens? Former radio … Continue reading

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Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind – Corinne Maier (Author), Anne Simon (Illustrator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I WANTED TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT THE SECRETS OF THE HUMAN SOUL WERE OUTSIDE OF MY REMIT. As for the secrets of women let’s not even go there!” Could that be what … Continue reading

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Second Coming: Elvis. Extraterrestrials. Dogs. – D. B. Borton

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Second Coming is a humorous science fiction story about Lawrence and Elvis, two aliens who have traveled to earth for the second time. Their mission is to bring a message and that is, if Earth does … Continue reading

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what if i got down on my knees? – Tony Rauch

(Reviewed by JD Jung) a series of romantic                                              misadventures                   … Continue reading

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The Big Book of Rants – Rich Siegel

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Why is author Rich Siegel ranting? He relates his love/hate relationship with his life-long career in the advertising industry. This work of fiction based on real-life experience gives us an insider’s view of the industry. As … Continue reading

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Time Travel for Love and Profit – Jeff Abugov

(Reviewed by Don Jung) If given the opportunity to go back in time to change the decisions you made in life, would you take it? Growing up in foster homes and in an environment where crime is the only way … Continue reading

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His Fake Alien Fiancé – Patricia Eimer

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Princess Perripraxis not only has to find a fiancé—and fast—she’s has to find one who doesn’t mind that her “no makeup” face has green and purple scales. Otherwise, Daddy Dearest is going to take her back … Continue reading

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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft – Geraldine DeRuiter

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If you want to be absurdly happy, marry someone you love whom you can spend time with. But most importantly, marry someone who can help you deal with your shit.” Former copywriter and current travel blogger … Continue reading

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A Lucky Day – Carlos J. Server (Author), Annie Crawford (Translator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Sainte Marie D’Azur, a small village of 712 inhabitants in the French Riviera was considered to be the “luckiest” town in Europe by the media. The winning ticket of the EuroMillions lottery, the largest prize offered … Continue reading

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules- Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) If I needed to sum up this book in one word, it would be “delightful!” The setting is a retirement home in Sweden. The main characters are five elderly residents in their 70s and 80s. They … Continue reading

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