About Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer
He’s survived a fierce hippo attack and a sting from the world’s most venomous insect, but can he survive an over-the-top father, who prays aloud in restaurants, faith-heals his old Toyota, and believes demons possess his Masonic Lodge watch? Find out in the hilarious new memoir from multi-award-winning author Marty Essen! “Marty Essen’s book, Hits, Heathens and Hippos, takes you on a comedy journey that never ends. It’s a wicked funny ride. And I know funny.”—Karen Pickering, comedian
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Marty Essen began writing professionally in the 1990s as a features writer for Gig Magazine. His first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, won six national awards, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named it a “Top Ten Green Book.” His second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, won four national awards.
His novels, Time Is Irreverent, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! and Time Is Irreverent 3: Gone for 16 Seconds, are all Amazon #1 Best-Sellers in multiple categories.
Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer is Marty’s sixth book, and like all his books, it reflects his values of protecting human rights and the environment—and does so with a wry sense of humor.
Marty is also a popular college speaker, who has performed the stage-show version of Cool Creatures, Hot Planet on hundreds of campuses in forty-five states.