Book Title: Golden Gremlin: A Vigorous Push from Misanthropes and Geezers
Author: Rod A. Walters
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 228 pages
Publisher: Omega Man Press
Release date: November 2016
Format available for review: print and ebook (mobi & PDF)
Willing to send print books: internationally
Tour dates: Feb 12 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Mild and indirect innuendo to both sex genitalia, a short essay about the fictional “AssBook,” an essay on current health-care talk, a teaser “is his cord long enough?” to get readers to choose a short piece on electric cars next, etc.)
Written to make Dave Barry, Lily Tomlin, and Ben Stein laugh, Golden Gremlin: A Vigorous Push from Misanthropes and Geezers delivers the experience of a balanced life, and the wisdom to like most of it, and then laugh at the rest of it. What the heck, Barry lives in Miami, habitat of geezers, and Ben Stein is one. The world really needs that push, vigorous or gentle, from misanthropes & geezers, the world’s most valuable golden gremlins. Misanthropes pretend to not like or need other people, but in reality they merely prefer their own company much of the time. Geezers, aside from that silly name, also like their own company quite well. Both share the virtue of seeing the world calmly. You get pointy bite-sized life pointers from these experienced gremlins, told in easy bite-size chunks. Laughter included in the price! Two out of three wouldn’t be bad either. Life is good! So laugh a little at yourself on the way through these pointy essays, and that will buy your laughing at the world’s simpler parts, guilt free.
Golden Gremlin comprises about 70 short essays bundled into six topic areas:
NATURE: boys, ugly drivers, and coffee cups in the ‘fridge.
WORDS: the real meaning of Caucasian and Genre.
BUSINESS: deafness at the economics conference, and getting on AssBook.
KITCHENS: sushi chefs, and truth about manna.
HISTORY: when Hell froze, and Attila the Honey.
Golden boy gets to be GOLDEN GREMLIN: experience overcomes certainty.
What things could possibly be more important!
Meet the Author:
Rod Walters lives and writes in upstate New York to prove he can be an all-season writer. Since he wants everybody to be all-season persons no matter her or his circumstance, his writing aims sharply toward the practical—without turning into one of those godawful do it ma’ way authors. Life, after all, is practical hour by hour. Self-described as “old enough to know better, and he probably is,” his former life as Army officer, engineer, and administrative assistant could not have better prepared him to write both light and more serious short pieces pointing to creating a balanced life. Chuckling at yourself usually makes a good takeoff, he says. Giving up having to be certain makes for a good landing, especially for one’s friends! Then again, who the heck wants to live a balanced life? Mostly everybody does. That’s why he now writes. Although many friends nudge and badger him to be a Facebook and Twitter butterfly, he tries not to spend many numbing hours a day with circular keyboard tapping. Writing works better.
Connect with the Author: Website
If you are looking for a good encyclopedia / self-help / dictionary / literature guide all rolled up in one small volume, you’ve found it. Not to mention a healthy dose of sarcasm and just plain silliness – Golden Gremlin: A Vigorous Push from Misanthropes and Geezers – is as unique as its author.
Have you lost something? (i.e. husbands ALWAYS losing their car keys). There are only 16 logical places where any object can be found (you can find the list in the book) (which adds valuable years to your life) (after the cussing). One of my pet peeves is the overused word “absolutely”. Want to break the habit? Pages 94 and 95. You’ll learn the appropriate word substitutions. The essay on “The Buffet Rule” draws our attention to the extreme sport of walking through a restaurant buffet. There’s gotta be a better way to improve crowd control. Yes, he even takes issues with electric cars and I have to agree with him. Sure they’re good for the environment and cheap to run but how often have you been waiting for a lift and you suddenly turn around to find the car sitting behind you for 10 minutes? Where’s that lovely engine noise to kickstart your heart?