The title of A. G. Sloan's new book, This, That, and Another Thing, accurately reflects the diverse and engaging contents-truly, there's something for every reader.
The section called "This" collects Sloan's observations about everyday life. In these short pieces, he points out the absurdity in everything from the battle of the sexes to reality television. Sloan's observations about marriage, family, politics, and culture will make you laugh and make you think.
The "That" section includes a longer-form memoir about Sloan's early childhood in Chicago, Illinois. He chronicles the trials of being a Catholic school student and his adventures as a young man in seminary. Although Sloan's narrative ends before he goes into too much depth about his adult life, it's clear how the smart and perceptive teenager cultivated his curiosity and went on to become a sly observer of American life.
The last section, "Another Thing," is, logically enough, about something completely different. In this part, Sloan includes two short stories. One is a tragic look at a failing marriage. The second is based on Sloan's own early work experiences. Together, they reveal a different side of the author and serve as a thought-provoking end to an eclectic collection.
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About the Author
A. G. Sloan is the author of What God Reads in His Spare Time and This, That, and Another Thing. He also contributes to Funny Times.
Sloan was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has spent the past forty-two years living in Morris, Illinois. He graduated from Lewis University and Servite Seminary. Sloan went on to have a long career in education and spent thirty-seven years teaching junior high.
Sloan has been married to his wife, Pixie, for forty-six years. They have two sons, Damon and Daniel, and five grandchildren.