Golden Gremlin: A Vigorous Push from Misanthropes and Geezers by Rod A. Walters
Golden Gremlin is a book of humor told from experience: from those good citizens, either gender, who are old enough to be real misanthropes (persons at peace with their own selves) or geezers (old enough to know better, and pretty much do), or both.
When in some line that looks more than four minutes to clear, open Gremlin to any page that has a title at the top. Bookmarking is optional. You will find something to laugh at anywhere, as all short pieces are humorous (except, maybe one).
By all means, though, first read the brief story about misanthrope Poppy jail-breaking from his Assigned Senior Center, then swiping the center’s huge power mower to drive to his publisher’s place. After that, you could pick pretty much any other page where your thumb lands, and start there. Or just keep reading on after Poppy’s caper.
One reviewer—of good will I trust—even suggested putting a copy on the bathroom vanity table as pick-up/put-down reading.
Anyway, the reader will quickly catch on why misanthropes and geezers laugh at many parts of life, in good fun.
And what such parts might look like? Well, you see boy-nature, carbon footprints, Yankee kale, the agony of electric cars! You’ve got the story of how Hell froze, and how Earth Day got born! You learn the real meaning of Caucasian! Unlike too much humor these days that relies heavily on toilet jokes, Gremlin doesn’t (except, maybe one). As a bonus, you get some songs at book’s end that probably shouldn’t be sung with the kids.
Ten bucks says Golden Gremlin would make Dave Barry laugh.
If you don’t laugh, I’ll buy it back from you (as long as you send your receipt along too).
Written by Rod A. Walters
Golden Gremlin: A Vigorous Push from Misanthropes and Geezers, Rod A. Walters, Omega Man Press, 2015, 228 pp., 13.95 USD
Much appreciation to S.J. Main not only for the opportunity for reviews but more important, personally, for the inspiration to read a book a day. Getting close to that!
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