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Growing Up Stories - True Stories of a Brown Dirt Boy

Post by kennyc » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:24 pm

My latest book Growing Up Stories - True Stories of a Brown Dirt Boy
is now available from Amazon. It is a collection of twenty-nine essays
and memoirs of growing up in southern Oklahoma and my eventual escape :)

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These were written primarily to document some of the characters, people and
situations in my early life for my immediate family but I'm hoping
others find them of interest as well.

Available now at Amazon outlets worldwide

U.S. Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GBLRKU0
U.K. Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GBLRKU0

A couple of additional samples "The Blanket" and "Becoming a Man"
are available on my Mansions of the Mind blog
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Post by Gord » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:45 pm

I didn't even know southern Oklahoma was in the Amazon.
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Post by kennyc » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:46 pm

Gord wrote:I didn't even know southern Oklahoma was in the Amazon.



It has to do with Dark Energy and Time Reversal...
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Post by nmblum88 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:29 pm

kennyc wrote:My latest book Growing Up Stories - True Stories of a Brown Dirt Boy
is now available from Amazon. It is a collection of twenty-nine essays
and memoirs of growing up in southern Oklahoma and my eventual escape :)

Image

These were written primarily to document some of the characters, people and
situations in my early life for my immediate family but I'm hoping
others find them of interest as well.

Available now at Amazon outlets worldwide

U.S. Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GBLRKU0
U.K. Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GBLRKU0

A couple of additional samples "The Blanket" and "Becoming a Man"
are available on my Mansions of the Mind blog



"Oh. sweet Lordy Jesus…why dost thou lead me right UP to temptation?"

Kenny:
Can it be that you are using this poor Forum for flacking your own self-produced excre… er… uh…. products?
Your snake oil (mixed with water) passed off as creative endeavor and/or some connection with actual science?
After you have so assiduously gone after other crazies for their own huckstering here?
Fie, Kenny.. FIE!!
Ech… never mind.
Forget I said anything.
After all no harm done since no one here (except me) seems to actually pursue reading your "waste management" projects.
So slipping your bare-faced, unabashed pushcart peddling into the Forum, is unlikely to make your either read or rich.
But you have made it possible for me to offer up my own better mousetrap.
Direct from seller.. nuts to Amazon.
One buck, postage paid.
Wait for it..

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" Norma, you poor sad lonely alcoholic. You entire life is devoted to interrupting other people's posts on this forum, regardless of the topic, to tell them what's wrong with them. The irony is, here you are doing it again, with this very post.
Your fanciful card games, movie sojourns and exciting overseas trips, that all take place within the four walls of an aged care retirement home, do not suggest your own children offered you the care, I gave my parents."

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Post by Lausten » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:28 pm

It's only $4.99 Norma, and not too bad if the samples are any indication.
(Be sure to look up "not too bad" in "How to Speak Minnesotan" before you take that the wrong way)
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Post by nmblum88 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 am

Lausten wrote:It's only $4.99 Norma, and not too bad if the samples are any indication.
(Be sure to look up "not too bad" in "How to Speak Minnesotan" before you take that the wrong way)


Lausten:
Thanks so much for "How to Speak Minnesotan.."
I had never heard of it before, and am completely captivated… because it seriously impacts on many notions I have about our vast and varied America, our vast and varied English language, and our vast and varied misunderstandings that thereby arise within our common habitat…
Beyond the book, I pursued Minnesotan even to the authors performance captured on 'YouTube."
I am enchanted by "not too good," and "not too bad.."
But my favorite, which I have already used three times since I read your post earlier today, is by far and forever, "a half cup will be fine, thank you."
What a find!
So I have adapted it to my own very East Coast needs.
And because I seem to be the only one who seems to actually have read Kenny's entire output, including the blog, and because I do, sincerely (believe it or not) recognize and give credit to his bravery in actually putting it and his life out there for people like me to read, I will just say, "a half cup would have been fine, thank you."

Norma

P.S. The fees,Lausten, were the least of the sacrifices, which in New Yorkese, means what it means..
But other than the essays on science, which should be proscribed by law, or at the very least should be kept from innocent school children, the "stories" (Kenny seems unsure of the difference between a story and an essay) are what they are: if nothing else they do, if inadvertently explain a lot about the author.

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Your fanciful card games, movie sojourns and exciting overseas trips, that all take place within the four walls of an aged care retirement home, do not suggest your own children offered you the care, I gave my parents."

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Post by Daedalus » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:11 am

I'm not sure whether or not to be appalled by your unrelenting need to attack someone who can't read your posts, or in some odd way admire the tenacity. In a way, reading your posts is like seeing the logical conclusion of every toddler's tantrum, every stubbornly pointless refusal to behave like a reasonable human.

Then I remember that you're just a painfully bitter woman and I move on. ;)
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Post by moth1ne » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:37 am

I'd say that's awesome and I might even pick one up for $4.99 but Kenny can't see my posts either... :cry2:

And I looked at his artwork and photos today as well, very nice.
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Post by kennyc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:40 am

moth1ne wrote:I'd say that's awesome and I might even pick one up for $4.99 but Kenny can't see my posts either... :cry2:

And I looked at his artwork and photos today as well, very nice.



Thanks for looking at my drawings.

My 'Faces' book is free for download from my website for either mobi(kindle) or epub.... :D
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