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It Seemed Like A Good Idea
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
With more than a decade in the media and 5+ years in ESL education, Harry Hodge's career has taken some twists and turns in locations around the world. From teaching English to S. Korean elementary students to pulling rickshaws in Canada to playing a Spanish colonel on Vietnamese TV, the term "I'll try anything once" has never been more appropriate.
Women Courtesans and Queens
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Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A journey through time with interviews and trivia about the women of the past, the courtesans and queens. Ironic, satirical. Learn the History cheerfully. From Marie Antoinette to Greta Garbo. By Messalina to Lucrezia Borgia. All women who have had a life tormented, fascinating and sometimes tragic. Anita Garibaldi will speak of her love for Joseph, who will take her to follow him to Italy
Dads Army Short Stories
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 31,500. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Life in the Seaside resort of Walmington-on-Sea on the South Coast of England in the 1940’s during the Second World War as seen through the exploits of a band of men who got together to form the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard in response to a plea from Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden.
The Pocket Coconut Bible (Je Suis Charlie (Brown))
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
How do you conquer for fun and profit? And what are the rules for brown people hoping to be successful in the West? By following “The Fourteen Commandments of Indian and Nonwhite (Male) Success,” delivered by a White God, a patronizing god who lets you choose any seven out of fourteen commandments (in consideration of your natural weaknesses). Also, a guide on How to Win the Booker Prize.
My Past Humor Columns
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Price: Free! Words: 23,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A collection of past humor columns I wrote some years back for the local paper.
Quaff the Kool Aid
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
I argue for Wine Tasting standards to be applied to Kool Aid.
Lenny's Hardware Store
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Price: Free! Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home repair
A compilation of home improvement columns written from a humerous viewpoint with fictional and non-fictional characters.
Just Kidding (Not Really)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,690. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
In her first ebook, Angela Weight unabashedly addresses those tough situations that other, more weak-kneed authors shy away from. Written with candor, sarcasm and self-deprecating wit, "Just Kidding (not really)" offers 60 laugh-out-loud essays that can easily be read during the average bathroom sitting. (Individual experiences may vary.)
The Mom Files
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A cast of characters that includes one harried mother, an angst ridden tween embarrassed by her family's antics, a middle child who may be an evil genius in training, and an almost feral boychild provide endless material for this collection of essays about the hilarious moments you have when raising children.
I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Traveling is not for the timid of heart. What can go wrong often does, as twenty-six road warriors relate in this book. Whether it's driving across Canada at Christmastime or journeying to remote corners of the planet, you'll alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by these writers, and the often bizarre and extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in.
A Bear Stole My Fishing Boat: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,610. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
What happens when your trip goes awry? When your sandal-clad foot steps in the cow dung? Perhaps you too have watched with disbelief as your travel plans fell apart, and have been tempted to look up at the cosmos and cry, “Why me?” Join our posse of twenty-five traveling scribes as they endure some of the weirdest, wackiest, and most comic moments of misadventure you are ever likely to read about.
Never Trust a Smiling Bear: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The fifth volume in Summit Studios bestselling travel and outdoor humor series. Join thirty-one intrepid travel writers who will take you on a journey from Alaska to the Amazon to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s another helping of zany, absurd and downright preposterous tales of misadventure, some of which are hardly believable.
A Beaver is Eating My Canoe: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Have you ever felt like the Universe is laughing at you? Like you’re the butt of some great cosmic joke? Fear not! You are not alone. In this long-awaited sequel to Mugged by a Moose, we hope you’ll find a feeling of kinship with our twenty-five free-spirited wanderers as they relate some of their craziest, wackiest, funniest and most inspiring tales of travel from the far side of beyond.
Mugged by a Moose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Is a bad day spent outside really better than a good day at the office? This collection of twenty-three short stories, written by twenty semi-intrepid adventurers, aims to answer that question. Alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by our writers as they tell some of the most outrageous tales from the Great Outdoors you've ever heard.
Ludmilla and her little dog Fletcher (First Smashwords Book)
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Price: Free! Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Series of humor colums, stories and articles. I originally put these together for a book contest for Guidepost magazine, but it didn't go anywhere. They just gave my name and number to a vanity press who called me to try and sell their services. It's not drawing a lot of interest here so I may pull it from smashwords. If you happen to read it and really like it, please rate and I'll leave it here.
Toddler TV: a Befuddled Father's Guide to What the Kids are Watching
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
One of the problems of becoming a father in my late forties that I DIDN'T expect was watching television with my pre-schooler: “Daddy, can we watch Barney?” “Sure! The Andy Griffith Show is on in a few minutes!” “No Daddy, the purple dinosaur.” “Dino? I LOVE The Flintstones...” Reviews and commentary on over 100 shows aimed at ages 0-5 from the 1960s to now! Just what ARE our kids watching?
Extremely Dark Chocolates: Bitterly Amusing Thoughts on Aging, Insanity, Death, Extinction & Other Inconveniences (Bayan's Tirades, Volume 1)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Join the author of "The Cynic's Dictionary" on a morbidly amusing tour of life's dark underside. Gathered from the vintage "tirades" on his Cynic's Sanctuary website, these eloquently witty essays help you chuckle sympathetically at the ghastly fates that the gods inflict on innocent organisms. (It beats screaming in terror, doesn't it?) Curiously intoxicating despite the bleak subject matter.
Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog: Funny Animal Stories to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog," readers can now join twenty-eight writers as they share some of the funniest and most outrageous animal stories they are ever likely to read about.
Never Light a Match in the Outhouse: Funny Stories from Cottage Country
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Never Light a Match in the Outhouse," readers can now join twenty-nine writers as they share hilarious tales about the lighter side of the cottaging experience.
Moose on the Loose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Travel brings with it extraordinary moments—from the whimsical to the hilarious to the downright absurd. By following in the footsteps of previous bestselling humor titles such as "Mugged by a Moose" and "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," our twenty-six writers continue to celebrate those moments. While outlandish things can happen on the road less traveled, there's no such thing as a bad story!