The ABCs of Shuteye Nation

The ABCs of Shuteye Nation

by R. F. Laird


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The ABCs. Alphabetics is an incredibly narrow alley for a writer to write in. This book nevertheless takes us from Ambrose Bierce to Max Shulman, Mark Twain, Evelyn Waugh, and Oscar Wilde. The big blast is at the end, a pipe bomb called the Naked Woman Glossary guaranteed to make the heads of third wave feminists explode.

Did we mention boobs? Yuropean boobs, French boobs.

If you liked The Boomer Bible, you'll love this.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517366346
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

R. F. (Robert) Laird was born in Salem, New Jersey, the son of a World War II fighter pilot and the grandson of a World War I infantry captain. As a member of the notorious Baby Boom generation, he came of age during the late 1960s and witnessed firsthand the radicalization of American college campuses, the explosion of the drug culture, and the sexual revolution. He was educated at Harvard University, from which he graduated at the age of 19, and went on to do graduate work at the Cornell University business school, where he observed former radicals and hippies rededicating their lives to the pursuit of material prosperity.

After pursuing a successful career as a management and communication consultant, Laird took a sabbatical from the world of business in the late 1980s to complete a work of satirical fiction he had begun nearly 10 years previously. The Boomer Bible, A Testament for Our Times, was published in October 1991 by Workman Publishing of New York and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 most significant books published that year. Many of the critics agreed.

R. F. Laird continues to work and write from his home in Salem, New Jersey.

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