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Growing Up Near The County Jail Makes For Some Unusual Friends In Your Inner Circle
Floral Park, NY – Reminiscing about the “good ‘ol days” can drum up some interesting memories of days gone by, a simpler time when the biggest concern children had was how many minutes they could play outside until Mom and Dad noticed the streetlights were on. After all, that was the universal signal that it was time to hightail it into the house. Author Robert McNally’s hilarious recollection of his childhood memories, in The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey trilogy is reminiscent of Huck Finn. Similar to Huck Finn, McNally takes his readers along to experience extraordinary events, which ultimately form lasting bonds and memories.
The trilogy includes two volumes to-date: I Had Jelly on My Nose and A Hole in My Breeches (vol. 1), Sister Superior’s Thumb, the Pope’s Ring and the End of Childhood (vol. 2), and the final book in the trilogy is currently being penned.
I Had Jelly on My Nose and A Hole in My Breeches (vol. 1) highlights McNally’s childhood during WWII and the Great Depression when he grew up near a crematory and a jail. This wide-eyed, young boy’s inner circle included members of his family, inmates of the county jail, and his best friend Rosemary. In his surroundings were gypsies, beggars and hobos. In grade school, he frequently hopped rides on freight cars to explore lands unknown to him and to search for Nazi spies. He discovered a dead infant in the rubble of a fire he set twelve hours earlier.
The second volume of the trilogy, Sister Superior’s Thumb, the Pope’s Ring and the End of Childhood, continues on with McNally’s adventures as he enters adolescence. One day he picked himself up and walked out of school and did not return. Three months later he was registered in a different one. He found himself in trouble with the police, and convinced a couple of runaways to return home, and saved one runaway from being murdered by his runaway friend. He also reveled in his 15 minutes of fame when he captured the first black widow spider in the northeastern US.
“Times were much simpler then and the things we conjured up to entertain ourselves still make me smile,” says McNally. “My hope is that readers find themselves laughing out loud and recall their own childhood shenanigans.”
About the Author
Robert McNally writes about his life’s adventures growing up in Ridgewood and Middle Village, NY, at the coaxing of friends and family. Insurance auditor, turned writer, McNally now resides in New York with his wife and has been happily married for more than 50 years.
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I Had Jelly on My Nose and A Hole in My Breeches (Vol. 1 – The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey Trilogy)
By Robert McNally
Sister Superior’s Thumb, the Pope’s Ring and the End of Childhood: (Vol. 2 – The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey Trilogy)
By Robert McNally
West Palm Beach, FL – Dog Training The American Male is being called one of the funniest novels to be published in years, so it’s no surprise the book is already receiving offers from Hollywood. Described as Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In meets a laugh-out-loud Fifty Shades of Grey, the story centers around Dr. Nancy Beach, a relationship counselor and radio talk show host who can’t seem to make her own relationships work, sending her credibility and ratings into the toilet.
When Jacob, her new live-in boyfriend brings home a 120-pound German Shepherd he rescues from the Pound (typical man – she had wanted a little white foofoo dog), Nancy flips out… until she realizes the dog trainer’s techniques can actually be used to housebreak both the dog and her boyfriend. Thus begins a hilarious social experiment that every couple and dog owner can identify with.
For women, the book is an empowering lesson in controlling the male ego. For men – it’s a fun read because… well, because it’s true! Says author L.A. Knight: “The key to a successful male-female relationship involves communication. Unfortunately, men and women think differently and communicate in completely different languages… just like humans and animals. Most men believe they are the Alpha dog, when in fact women have been endowed with the ability to train their spouse. Therefore, if a woman can learn to communicate to her significant Y chromosome using the tips learned in this book, her life gets easier overnight!” says Knight.
Tom Mayer of The Mountain Times writes, “Dog Training the American Male is a riotous romp through relationships of the young, the old and the restless. L.A. Knight offers a fresh farce replete with a cast of well-drawn characters, fast-paced wit and merging cinematic storylines that triumph as a novel, but would feel equally right on a London stage, as a Netflix original, or in a theater near you.”
Please see the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmxVlqRDG2Q&feature=youtu.be
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If You Give A Donkey the White House: Political Satire for the Soul
Political satire can be traced back throughout history. Wherever there has been organized government it’s been a source of entertainment for people needing to vent their frustration with elected officials. Fast forward to the 21st century and not much has changed; in fact, political satire outlets have risen in popularity in recent years. David E. Levine’s colorfully illustrated new book, If You Give a Donkey the White House (Dog Ear Publishing), will have right-leaning readers in hysterics from beginning to end!
If You Give a Donkey the White House, modeled after Laura Numeroff’s vastly popular children’s series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, is riddled with wit and loaded with sarcasm. Levine’s book blends political humor into a meaningful story with a clear and indisputable message: “People need to be careful where they put their trust because even one well-intentioned act can create a chain of events that leads to disastrous results!”
The story begins with a boy and his dog opening the gates of the White House to let in an arrogant donkey, believing it’s a good idea. “Unfortunately, once the donkey gets in,” says Levine, “he’ll want to expand the government and in no time at all, the boy gets taken on a misguided adventure that ruins his life.”
If you Give a Donkey the White House is a witty and engaging parody that “makes fun of those who think government is the solution to every problem and illustrates the potential for dire consequences when we put our hope and trust in those who seek to increase the role of government in our lives,” says Levine. Using colorful illustrations, the author shows how the initial action by a child dealing with an animal leads to a direct unforeseen end result, which then leads to another unforeseen outcome, and so on until it makes full circle and the title character finds himself right back in the same place he started!
What makes bashing bureaucracy so popular? If we went back to the oldest example of political satire around 400 BC and asked Aristophanes, there’s a very good chance that his answer would be the same today: It’s entertaining, and it’s a satisfying outlet that provides a good chuckle at the expense of government blunders.
David Levine lives with his wife and four children in New Jersey, where he finds ample opportunity to make fun of donkeys.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ifyougiveadonkeythewhitehouse.com/
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If You Give a Donkey the White House
By David Levine
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Excerpt of Amazon 5-star review: “If you Give a Donkey the White House is absolutely hysterical and had me laughing out loud from start to finish. This wry parody presented in the form of a children’s storybook is a savagely funny political satire and critique on the current state of affairs in Washington. This is a brilliant idea executed with finesse by the author…and is accompanied by uproarious illustrations. If you suffer from acute Obama fatigue, this may not cure you, but it will certainly make you feel much better…a great gift that will be greatly appreciated by politically inclined friends looking for some comedic relief in these troubled times.”
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