About The Book:
2014 CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH!
It’s difficult enough having to spend one’s life pointing out the foibles of the world through a cynical eye to the unsuspecting but needy public. But then once a century the situation is compounded by an entire 52 weeks of putting up with triskaidekaphobia. The problem is not the fear of the number 13 – it’s putting up with the people who subscribe to it.
In an effort to offset this irrational behavior by a good portion of the populace, the author has amassed 52 syllogisms, one for every painful week, designed to help the well-intentioned cynic weather the storm and come out of it high and dry, as is the custom of the breed.
There are 52 categorized Warnings & Witticisms prescribed for the overwhelmed cynic/realist in your life. Topics include:
Big Picture Stuff – There is no big money without the big lie.
On The Home Front – The nicest homes are the ones you can’t see from the road.
Looking Good – People who look the part seldom are.
Personal Items – The only thing you will lose on a two-week diet is 14 days
Relationships – It should be harder to get married and easier to get divorced.
Lifestyling – What America needs is a good night’s sleep
Personal Note from the Author
2013 should bring out the triskaidekaphobes in full force. Is it a coincidence that I should take this opportunity to lay out my 52 observations about life in America? I think not. Those who share my bewilderment at the lack of a 13th floor in buildings will readily identify with what I consider to be these universal truths.
Historically, I have been accused by many as one who harbors cynical tendencies, as if it were some sort of bad psychological condition for which I should seek professional help. I have always seen my position rather as that of a lifeguard at the big swimming pool of cultural life, issuing warnings to those who are doing it wrong.
Regardless of which side of the cynical landscape you may choose to find yourself, I steadfastly portend that you should not judge a cynicism as right or wrong, good or bad, or on political or moral grounds; but rather, is it true? Is it the way it is, really? That’s the true test. Enjoy!
Larry Butler spent his professional life in the rock ‘n’ roll touring business, being careful to be home fro Christmas each year for the family traditions with his wife and daughter. Larry is now a professional writer and lecture tour speaker, touching on advice to fathers and daughters, musicians and entertainers, and college students looking for their dream jobs. They’re all taken from his 40 years of entertainment business experiences, shot full of humor and sarcasm. All the current titles can be found at Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Butler/e/B008G8TLM6