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The Satirist - America's Most Critical Book (vol. 1)
ince 1999, millions of readers and web crawlers have read The Satirist online.
Now fifty-eight of the funniest pieces have been collected in this classic volume of satire.
Learn how to start your own religious cult in “The Seven Habits of Highly Efficient Cult Leaders”! Read Swiftian satire such as “A Modest Proposal to Convert Shopping Malls into Prisons”. Take the hilarious conspiracy theory test, or the Myers-Briggs like personality test (“Are you an AEIOÜ?”).
Enjoy short biographies of “lost geniuses,” such as Claire Hoyt, the “shrink to the stars,” who openly gossiped about Hollywood's leading celebrities! Or the prolific French philosopher, Claude Roger, who was caught plagiarizing from his own students.
Laugh at reviews of imaginary movies by Disney and Quentin Tarantino, as well as reviews of imaginary books by John Irving and Thomas Pynchon! Satirical news, satirical poems, and humorous short stories about living “lost in Florida” round out this long-awaited first volume of The Satirist!
Buy it for the favorite wise-ass or literary genius in your life.
See the Table of Contents - 58 articles in all!
Author/comedian Paul Krassner, wrote of The Satirist:
"The more blandness and repression there is in any society, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that blandness and repression. The Satirist serves such a purpose with imagination and style."
"Sail into 2014 with laugher and understanding! The Satirist: America's Most Critical Book is a fun read. Take it with you whever you go and enjoy your spare moments." --Marvin
"A very enjoyable read. In the same vein as The Onion but more intellectual. You may not read it all in one sitting but it's nice to pick up from time to time and muse on the seven habits of highly effective cult leaders or the merits of converting shopping malls into prisons. I recommend picking up a copy." --Peter
"Dan Geddes humorous satire entertains while challenging the status quo. This collection of short stories covers a wide array of topics ranging from tax returns to zen masters....The essays are important and timely....In "The Satirist", politicians, corporations, pop stars, governments and yes, even zen masters, are called on the carpet for their shenanigans." --Patrick
"Dan Geddes's The Satirist: America's Most Critical Book (Volume I) collects fourteen years (1999 - 2012, inclusive) of his satirical essays, news reports, reviews of films and books, profiles of famous people, and short fiction. It is an hilarious and very readable collection. With sly humor and considerable craft, Geddes pokes well-deserved fun at greedy corporations, hamhanded Hollywood, and venal government....The duty of satire is to remind the reader of human failures that do harm to us as a society, but which have become so commonplace that we overlook and accept them. Geddes submits his first volume having performed that duty with humor, perspicacity, and love." --Eric
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Fifty-eight of the best articles from the satires, news, and fiction sections have been collected as The Satirist: America's Most Critical Book (vol. 1) (paperback, Kindle).
The book also includes never-before published pieces, including the Zen Master satire, two hilarious poems, and the poignant story, "Last Night in Deerwood".
Published by: Omin Press, Amsterdam