Eighty percent of modern, middle-aged men are having what is known as a midlife crisis. These men represent the highest concentration of wealth, the longest terms of unemployment and (drum roll please) the highest rate of suicide. They also represent over four million inappropriate gold stud earrings, seventeen billion individual hair transplants and eight thousand miles of hairy muffin top. These are the MIDMEN.
MIDMEN is more than just an informative self help book for a growing, if rapidly balding, generation. It's a frank - okay downright rude - collection of facts, quizzes and anecdotes that offers readers a way to identify what really matters in life and get it scheduled in.
MIDMEN keeps its readers laughing as it spoon-feeds them genuine survival information. Covering areas as diverse as health, finance, family and death, MIDMEN hilariously reinforces its reader's sense of well being as they face life's second half.
Inadvertent embezzler Blake Calloway high-tails it to the Caribbean, a step ahead of the Feds and desperate to restart life as an anonymous divemaster in a tropical paradise. On Blacktip Island, though, Blake quickly discovers "tropics" doesn't mean "paradise," and rookie boat hands stick out like a reef at low tide.
The locals are quirky: a landlord who swears he's Fletcher Christian reincarnated, a boss who likes fish better than people, a sloshed resort manager with a sex-crazed wife, a possibly ax-murdering neighbor, and a girlfriend who just might turn Blake in for the reward money. Blake steers a ragged course between them, trying to straighten out the mess he's made before the cops can track him down and haul him away.
Blacktip Island is an irresistible comedy for anyone who's ever dreamed of trading the rat race for a hammock under the palm trees.
I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch is the book for every parent who ever stuck a candle in a peanut butter sandwich and called it birthday cake. Or ever tried to crowd source her child’s braces. Or ever told her child to shut up and be quiet so she could finish reading a parenting magazine. It’s the little book of big parenting blunders, from cradle to empty nest, that will make other moms and dads feel really good about themselves.
I Used To Think I Was Not That Bad And Then I Got To Know Me Better is the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. (Also for the people who sincerely wish they would. ) A humorous look at relationships, anxiety, communication, bad habits, and more.
Paul D'Angelo is a former Boston-area assistant district attorney and criminal-defense trial attorney who, at the same time, became one of the nation's top stand-up comedians. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed literary debut, 'Stories I Tell: A Comic's Random Attempts to Make Some Sense Out of Nonsense,' which was a Gold Medal winner of the 2015 eLit Awards, a finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, and voted 'Best Comedy Book of 2016' by the Best of L.A. Awards, Paul presents 'More Stories to Tell: A Lawyer Turned Comedian Puts Everyday Life on Trial.' This second book adds to the eclectic assortment of hilarious personal stories, dialogues, and comedy routines that Paul seldom, if ever, gets a chance to present on stage. D'Angelo deftly blends fact, fiction, exaggeration, and imagination to sarcastically critique modern society, relate humorous stories from his days working as both a lawyer and a comic, recount awkward moments from his upbringing and personal relationships, and intelligently vent on various social issues that drive us all crazy. Paul tackles subjects as diverse as imagining life growing-up as a prehistoric caveman; recommending the need to issue inspection stickers for people; getting jealous over a dead man; sympathizing with pragmatic Kamikaze pilots; teaching a young son about the facts of life with the help of a video game; re-calling a rather uncomfortable airplane flight after vacationing in Mexico; and calling himself on the phone to ask for money, in a quick paced, engaging manner that everyone can connect with. The book also features sidesplitting excerpts from his L.A. Misérables series of diaries that Paul wrote while trying to break into the entertainment business in Hollywood. 'More Stories to Tell' won a Gold Medal in the 2016 eLit Awards. It was also given a four-star rating by Clarion Reviews which noted, "The book evinces a keen mind at work" and includes "many laugh out loud moments." They called the book a "worthy sequel to Paul D'Angelo's first book and is every bit its equal in humor and intelligence."