Potato Chips for the Soul: 102 Notes to Self

Potato Chips for the Soul: 102 Notes to Self

by Brendan J. Cunningham

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Overview

Screw the Chicken Soup, throw me some Potato Chips.

Everything you were thinking but were afraid to say.

An easy and fun read book, Potato Chips for the Soul is a tongue and cheek version of those heart warming little stories one reads in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Chicken soup is supposed to be really good for you but potato chips are so much more fun to eat and once you start you can’t really stop. Can you? The 102 “quick-read” stories are in this same vein. Read one in five minutes, and you’re likely going to want to read another. It’s hard to stop.

“...great stories that will amuse and entertain the reader, all the while conveying important messages worthy of personal reflection.”—U.S. Representative Brian Higgins (NY)

“Brendan Cunningham's signature wit and multi-barbed sarcasm lead his readers through a tickling gauntlet of the unexpected to discover a deliciously twisted new frontier.”—Kurt Schneiderman, Artistic Director, Subversive Theatre.

"Cunningham mixes mirth and message to create a powerful concoction of personal wisdom for everyday living."—Michael Olear, M.S.W.

“... a virtual snack bag of stories, anecdotes, and memories that offer life-lessons and inspire introspection, reflection, and out-loud laughter ....”Gary Earl Ross, Playwright & Professor Emeritus University at Buffalo EOC, author of Blackbird Rising, The Mark of Cain & Nickel City Blues (forthcoming).

Potato Chips for the Soul is a wise and witty take on the day to day confusion we all experience. This is a must read.”—Saul Elkin, PhD Artistic Director, Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

... an easy-to-read journey through more than 100 everyday experiences ... It’s a handy, light-hearted reference guide to such life lessons as keeping the boss happy; the risky business of tattoos; navigating through the precarious world of discussing religion and politics...; and, of course, the importance of history.”—Robert Lowell Goller, East Aurora, Town Historian, East Aurora, NY.

"Cunningham's Potato Chips for the Soul is an enjoyable read that is filled with wisdom and laughter for today’s lessons in life. This is must read. You will not be disappointed"—Sharon L. Ciminelli, President 2016 Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors.

"Potato Chips for the Soul is Inspiring, Educational, Addictive and Enjoyable from the first to the last chip. Boost of fresh energy, full-colored rainbow of emotions from tears to laughter, filled with universal wisdom is Cunningham's gift for balanced life to every reader.”—Nonna Gerikh, Certified Feng Shui Consultant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937327958
Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/29/2016
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 1,108,211
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction
19
1. Always take the high road
25
2. Tell people you love or appreciate them
27
3. Wear your seatbelt
30
4. Show some respect to your boss
33
5. On religion and politics
36
6. On taking better care of yourself
39
7. Stop worrying about dying
41
8. Embrace your circle of influence
43
9. Do a great job
45
10. Ask questions
48
11. Givers gain
50
12. Life is short
53
13. So what did you learn today?
55
14. On making an appointment
57
15. On using the good china
60
16. It's not about the money
62

17. It's all about Christmas
64
18. It's not a spectator sport
66
19. The vortex
68
20. What's so funny?
72
21. Study history
75
22. Start a conversation
77
23. Tattoos
80
24. Take a walk
82
25. So What are YOU SAYING?
85
26. Take my card, please
88
27. On being politically incorrect
91
28. I could write a book
93
29. Technology is a good thing, right?
95
30. On gun control
97
31. What are you reading?
99
32. Where would you go?
101
33. What are you good at?
103
34. When was the last time...
106

35. Le me make a note on that
108
36. The cinder block people
111
37. The "slobbing" of America
114
38. He's my hero
118
39. Don't do that
121
40. The greatest of gifts
124
41. On breakfast
127
42. E-Z Pass
130
43. What are you selling?
133
44. To be or not to be
135
45. My goal is
138
46. You really can't get lost
140
47. Any regrets
143
48. Drink more water
145
49. Flipping the bird
147
50. Only in Ireland
150
51. Sound bites
153
52. On rudeness
155

53. On forgiveness
157
54. What are you wearing?
159
55. On respect
162
56. My resume
164
57. Why aren't their heads glowing in the dark?
166
58. On travel
168
59. What's in a name?
171
60. Little boy
173
61. Know your business
176
62. What I want
179
63. Make me look like Clark Gable
181
64. It's a smart phone
183
65. All the news that is fit to print
185
66. Taking a risk
187
67. It is nouvelle cuisine
190
68. A night at the theatre
192
69. On smoking
195
70. What are you drinking?
198

71. What's cooking?
200
72. Date night
202
73. What marriage is really all about?
205
74. Seen any good movies lately?
208
75. Priorities
210
76. Buns of steel
213
77. St. Patrick's day
215
78. Let's have a cup of coffee
218
79. How's that again?
221
80. Can I borrow your pen?
223
81. Cable TV
226
82. Shark girl
228
83. Cell phones
230
84. The Today Show
232
85. Cars
235
86. Are people that different?
238
87. Dogs and cats
241
88. The Fulton Fish Market
244

89. The wimpiness of America
247
90. Food
250
91. What's that stink?
252
92. Peace brother
255
93. Sexy
257
94. The burbs
259
95. See the attached
262
96. 9-11
264
97. The chain
267
98. Important people
271
99. The world
273
100. Chicken wings
277
101. Elections
280
102. In the end
283
Epilogue

Customer Reviews

Potato Chips for the Soul: 102 Notes to Self 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Marilynn53 More than 1 year ago
A humorous and delightful read for everyone. Each short vignette is totally relatable to everyday life experiences. From wearing a seat belt to drinking coffee. Mr. Cunningham expounds life with wit, wisdom and down to earth common sense. Can't wait for for the sequel!