You Thought You Had It Bad

You Thought You Had It Bad

by John Elray

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You Thought You Had It Bad by John Elray

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys?
"Twenty Chimps on a Plane"... and the nine other darkly humorous short stories contained in John Elray's latest work, You Thought You Had It Bad.

In "Twenty Chimps on a Plane", retired Air Force pilot and wannabe animal psychologist Daniel Grundwasser seeks to prove a bona-fide animal behaviorist wrong by showing that twenty chimpanzees can be perfect angels when taken on an afternoon charter flight. Wanna bet?

Then there's "The Resurrection", where one man's religious devotion has unexpected consequences for himself and his family as their world collides with that of the Living Dead. (The Pope loved it!)

And just when you thought things couldn't get any more over the top, Elray hits you with "The Earwax Fairy", in which a young girl talks her father into a role play that gets him into a world of trouble.

That's only a sample of the antics in this satirical, off-beat collection of side-splitting tales by a writer who takes his humor very seriously.

Wickedly funny and irreverent, You Thought You Had It Bad is guaranteed to make you think twice about drawing that razor blade across your wrist, chambering that bullet, or making a meal of your bottle of sleeping pills. You'll want to stick around if for no other reason than to read Volume 2 (coming soon!). Hilarious, and well worth forgoing today's Big Mac lunch to buy it. After all, laughter is by far the best medicine. 128 pages.


Part 2 – God Returns In His UFO
Hanguk Yoja Bangu Hato Club
The Resurrection
Twenty Chimps On A Plane
The Earwax Fairy
High Impact
Welcome To Red Square
When We Were Monkeys
Meet The Antichrist

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157982881
Publisher: Aardwolfe Books
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 165 KB

About the Author

An avid world traveler with an offbeat sense of humor, I earned my Masters degree while residing in New England and have over 25 years of technical writing experience. I've spent a significant amount of time in Thailand, traveling extensively, and have firsthand knowledge of the country at large, its people, their culture, and the events which I've portrayed in my second novel, Pattaya Beach. Since the publication of my first book (Khalifah, Aardwolfe Books, 2001; Greek translation, Kedros Publishers, Athens, 2004), I've discussed my work, and the craft of writing in general, at conferences, book signings, and during radio interviews. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis and guitar. I currently split my time between the U.S. and the countries of east Asia, and regularly work as an editor for several other authors on their books.
My latest work is a satirical collection of darkly humorous short stories entitled "You Thought You Had It Bad", published in August 2015. 128 pages.

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You Thought You Had It Bad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
C-C-Hiram More than 1 year ago
I read this book all the way thru in a single sitting captivated by John Elray's imaginative sense of humor. YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD IT BAD is a must read and well worth your time, providing a perspective on the world that this author portrays most effectively. Hilarious and well done. A five star rating for this one.