Mike Penney was born in Boulder, Colorado, the setting for THE COMING TSUNAMI, and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied Philosophy and Literature. Following college, he lived for decades in many locales throughout the West, including California, Washington State, and especially Hawaii, where BEHIND THE GATES WITH THE RICH AND HAPPY 1% was generated. Presently, Mike Penney once again calls Colorado his home.
The time of Climate Wars has commenced in the Northwest as the Cascadian resistance – The Thin Green Line – openly opposes the fossil fuel corporate oligarchs and government collusion in their quest for short term profits, and fights instead in defense of a sustainable planet and hope for future generations.
In this (slightly) satirical memoir, a worker bee of the 99% finds himself employed amidst the elite rich and happy 1% for years at a World Class Resort in Hawaii. Over time, he becomes convinced that by studious thought and meditation on the moneyed and magnificent 1% he can unravel their secrets, and it might be possible to become one of the de facto 1% – without the money!
Published: October 29, 2011.
Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Two former lovers who grew up together – and who have deeply hated each other for over thirty years – must now confront and deal with one another again as their fathers, life-long best friends, develop differing kinds of dementia within a few years of each other.