What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth-the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He's running on a platform of honesty and transparency-and against the advice of his friends and advisers he's decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he's had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He's kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA...Dick Nixon Youngblood's ready to tell all.
He'll even tell his readers about the Amandas-three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he's become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.
|Publisher:||Tri - Rhyme Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Mike C. Erickson's birth and early education took place in the idyllic college town of Logan, Utah, but because of a twist of fate he graduated from high school in Honolulu. He left Hawaii brimming with aloha and enrolled at Utah State, where he was awarded two degrees and self-proclaimed minor intellectual status, which was of dubious value when the US Army invited him to vacation in South-East Asia. Ten days after leaving Vietnam, he began decades of dispensing pearls of wisdom as a high school teacher and, on occasion as a community college history instructor in suburban Sacramento. Mike and his wife Trudy, have two grown sons and a grandson to be born just after this novel. When not in Hawaii or some other exotic locale, they live in Gold River, California. This is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Pianist In A Bordello by Mike Erickson is a satirical take on today’s political world and gives us a look at politics and politicians if they were truly honest with the voters. With the presidential campaigning going on, this was a refreshing read. I really loved this book. It was humorous and very entertaining. The novel follows Richard Youngblood, an aspiring Congressman who becomes the true advocate of honesty when he decides to be honest with his voters. In his autobiography, we learn about his past, how his advisers and friends tried to stop him, and how he came to be. Given a name that was meant to be a stab at his absentee father and his colorful college days, we learn that Richard Youngblood is not as different from us as we think a politician is. He is human and, like all, he has faults too. Only he is strong and brave enough to share his faults with the rest of the world and not hide them. Although I don’t really enjoy such books or novels, this was an exception. Pianist In A Bordello is a fine and funny novel that often made me laugh out loud. The way Mike Erickson handled the genre and made it entertaining for an average reader was also quite commendable. It was written in sync with the flow and the demand of the story. There is nothing that I wish could be improved because it is amazingly good just the way it is. If you are a fan of Fitzgerald, you will love this.
We are proud to announce that PIANIST IN A BORDELLO by Mike C. Erickson is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood was named after the infamous former President of the United States. He sometimes even used the trademark two hand peace sign. Dickie’s father was always on the run from “the G-man”, but continuously came through at various times when Dickie needed him. When Dickie decides to run for state senator, he wants to show his total honesty to the public by releasing his autobiography that spells out everything he has done, good and bad, legal and illegal. But will it get him elected, or have the opposite effect? There’s only one way to find out. The hilarity in this book is endless. Dickie’s entire life seems to be a comedy of errors. I loved getting to know these characters and how they filtered through his life. From the seemingly magical appearances of Tri-Y to the stalking Amanda, I laughed the entire way through the book. I would love to read a sequel to this.
Richard Milhouse Nixon Youngblood is running for Congress. He’s a great public speaker and has an impressive public service record from the military to high school history teacher. There’s just one problem, he is committed to publishing his autobiography, which he claims is completely honest and accurate, in all its gory glory. His campaign managers are sure this will doom the campaign, but Dickie is counting on the public to vote him into office based on his utter honesty. Will he win them over or turn them off with his blunt history? I really enjoyed the debut novel of Mike C. Erickson, particularly the poignant quotes that punctuated each chapter. While I identified with desire of the unfortunately monikered Dickie, I have to say I remain a skeptic on the central theme of his faith in the general public’s appreciation of the truth. Still it’s a great political novel and I hope that Mr. Erickson continues Dickie’s story while he actually navigates the not really all that truthful halls of Congress.