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Author – Gordon Kirkland
Word Count: 34,000
My Slice Of Life Is Full Of Gristle is Gordon Kirkland’s ninth book, and
seventh collection of short humorous essays. Three of his previous
collections have received Canada’s Stephen Leacock Award of Merit For
Humour. In addition, Kirkland has written two full-length novels, Crossbow
and The Plight Before Christmas..
This latest book is sure to please Kirkland’s many fans around the world as
he returns with a collection of over 40 essays covering topics ranging from
prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs to the experience of swimming
alongside a 9-foot shark. He covers his topics with the same sense of fun
and frivolity that has marked his previous books, and led reviewers to
proclaim him “one of North America’s premier humorists.”
Long-time fans and those who have just discovered Kirkland’s writing will
enjoy these examples of his gristly slice of life!
About the Author:
Gordon Kirkland is an award-winning and best-selling Canadian author. He is a three-time winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for Humour. His first book, Justice Is Blind – And Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes (Harbour) took the award in 2000, and his second book, Never Stand Behind A Loaded Horse (Thistledown) won it in 2005. His third book, When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs (AuthorHouse) won the 2006 Award. His other books of humorous essays include I Think I’m Having One Of Those Decades (2006), I May Be Big But I Didn’t Cause That Solar Eclipse (2007) and Holly Jolly Frivolity (2009). His first novel, Crossbow is a darkly comedic mystery. Think Fargo without the wood chipper. His second novel, The Plight Before Christmas is the story of a family facing numerous comedic calamities and disasters as an early 1960’s holiday season rapidly approaches. This is what can happen when Murphy’s Law takes over the holidays and sends them careening off in several comical directions.
He has toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States with his books, and for speaking engagements at writer’s conferences, festivals and other events. Kirkland wrote the syndicated humor column Gordon Kirkland At Large for newspapers in Canada and the USA from 1994 to 2007. He is also a frequent guest on radio and television in both countries.
He says he grew up in a family filled with laughter, with his late mother being the one who would most frequently “stir the pot.” He often recalls that “she had a point system for us. We got 10 points if we could make a sibling pass a liquid through their sinuses at the dinner table.” Kirkland suffered a spinal cord injury in 1990, and “walks” with the aid of forearm crutches. He makes it part of his mission to prove that people with disabilities can still have a sense of humor.
Other Books by Gordon Kirkland:
When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs
I Think I’m Having One Of Those Decades
I May Be Big But I Didn’t Cause That Solar Eclipse
Holly Jolly Frivolity
The Plight Before Christmas
Author: Lisa Lim
Word Count: 298 pages
Bridget Jones’s Diary meets The Office. Madison Lee is a fresh college grad, ready to take on the world of print media. But she has zero luck landing a job. Unemployment is at ten percent and on the rise. Desperate and left with no other options, she accepts a position as a service rep at a call center in Pocatello, Idaho. At the Lightning Speed call center in Spudsville, Maddy plunges into the wild and dysfunctional world of customer service where Sales is prided over Service and an eight hour shift is equivalent to eight hours of callers bashing her over the phone. Oh sure, the calls are bad. But Maddy manages to find humor on the phone and off the phone. And with all the salacious drama behind the calls, there is never a dull moment at the Lightning Speed call center.
Lately . . . Maddy has been pining for her smolderingly gorgeous co-worker Mika Harket. Now things are heating up on the phone–and elsewhere. Don’t hang up on this novel. Working at a call center has never been this garish . . . or this delightful.
***DISCLAIMER: If you find politically incorrect shows like The Office, South Park and Chelsea Lately detestable, juvenile and offensive, then this book is probably NOT for you.
Part of Series: No
About the Author:
*Ex-Swing Shift Call Center Gal, Full-time Mommy and Graveyard Shift Writer* I’m also a first time author of chick lit novel Confessions of a Call Center Gal. I’m a chick lit junkie, I love to read and write, shop at Anthro, and chill with my two girls and three pooches.
Connect with Lisa:
You can reach me by email at: callcentergal88(at)gmail.com