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The Famous Union: Humorous Contemporary Fiction [NOOK Book]

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CONTEMPORARY/HUMOROUS FICTION COLLECTION BOOK ONE - A ROLLICKING ROMP THROUGH THE HALLS OF ACADEMIA - THE FAMOUS UNION has readers saying that it has "flashes of Vonnegut," that it is "an academic version of Catch 22," that it "is a hoot!" and that it is "one of few books that has made me laugh out loud."

Famous Union is a pretty little college with expensive fountains, cute coeds, and brand new artificial turf on the football field. It seems ...
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Overview

CONTEMPORARY/HUMOROUS FICTION COLLECTION BOOK ONE - A ROLLICKING ROMP THROUGH THE HALLS OF ACADEMIA - THE FAMOUS UNION has readers saying that it has "flashes of Vonnegut," that it is "an academic version of Catch 22," that it "is a hoot!" and that it is "one of few books that has made me laugh out loud."

Famous Union is a pretty little college with expensive fountains, cute coeds, and brand new artificial turf on the football field. It seems like the perfect place to work, but not all is as it seems. Come get some heavy doses of healthful laughter as a once-proud institution of higher learning is overwhelmed by madcap hilarity, where compromise is a four-letter word. Famous Union College is a place where what is what is not.

WARNING: Do not attempt to read and drive--or to eat while reading this book. Be sure to provide a safe environment for sudden outbursts of laughter.

EXCERPT

But after a particularly unproductive day cluttered with nothing more than boredom, Bill Ferris finally had had it; he knew he had to get away, or else, so he ventured across campus to the college cafeteria for an early dinner.

"What's the special today?" he asked the young coed who was on the ready to take his order.

"Buzzgetti."

"What's that?" asked Ferris.

"Buzzgetti."

"What?" asked Ferris again.

"Buzzgetti," said the young unsmiling coed, her face clearly demonstrating her growing impatience with the guy.

"Is that some type of local specialty. I've never heard of it," said Bill Ferris.

"Buzzgetti," the tortured young thing said, two octaves too loudly for the crowded cafeteria.

Bill Ferris, finally resigned to the fact that he was not about to get any further information from her, decided what the hell. "I'll take a stab at it," he said.

When his plate was finally handed over to him, Ferris sighed deeply, refraining purposely from uttering what he truly felt inside. What good would it do? What purpose would it serve? As he looked down at his plate of probably day-old spaghetti, most likely heated-over canned stuff, to boot, he was thinking that nothing around the place made any sense at all. The place had gone completely insane, crazy. Loco. It seemed more a lunatic asylum than a place of scholarly reflection and application.

But what a fitting end to his day, he also thought, as the tasteless special of the day churned around his intestines like worms squirming to their death on a sunburned sidewalk.
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Editorial Reviews

FREE BOOK REVIEWS - Albert Robbins III
"College life as we never knew it. The plot is quick and will entertain at every turn."
Indie BookSpot - Chris Algernon
"A fast-paced and frequently hilarious tale of life in academia, Michael Meyer's The Famous Union actually reminded me a little of Tom Sharpe's Wilt, with one important exception: I actually found The Famous Union to be funnier, more biting and more inventive."
Hampton Reviews - Jennifer Hampton
"The characters are all interesting and well developed - and many would be great study cases for a psych major."
The Midwest Review of Books - Diane Donovan
"The Famous Union is a comedy romp through the halls of academic insanity - and presents a school whose motto is 'just wait till next year.' Readers - especially those familiar with academic ironies - will find it filled with fun!"
Hampton Reviews - Jennifer Hampton
"The characters are all interesting and well developed - and many would be great study cases for a psych major."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015126983
  • Publisher: Pacific Books
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 933,638
  • File size: 385 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Meyer is a retired English professor who cherishes the time he now has to devote to three of his life's passions: writing, reading, and traveling. He has literally lived throughout the world, gaining something valuable from every place he has been. He was a writing professor at universities in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He lives in Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.

Also by Michael Meyer:
DEADLY EYES, a Caribbean murder mystery
THE SURVIVAL OF MARVIN BAINES, an enduring story of what if
COVERT DREAMS, an international suspense thriller
THE THREE KITTIES THAT SAVED MY LIFE, an uplifting true story of love
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  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Very quick-paced, interesting read that keeps you glued to the p

    Very quick-paced, interesting read that keeps you glued to the page. Michael Meyer has a writing style that I really enjoy. If you like this one, I also recommend The Survival of Marvin Baines.

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