Humor Writing, New Cliches for the 21st Century, zuckerisms

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My books have been up on Amazon for a while now, but we’re doing some new promotions for Medical Humor at its Best . It’s now available in paperback AND as an audiobook. Plus the Kindle version is only $.99!

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For less than a dollar, you can get hundreds of witticisms, insights, and life advice that’s only a little tongue-in-cheek. The book is getting a lot of 4 & 5 star reviews these days, so it’s definitely worth the low price. Here’s what some other people are saying:

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New Cliches for the 21st Century, Personal Essays, zuckerisms

A Few Things

I wanted to share some quick snippets from New Cliches with all of you. They’re short and sweet, but a little longer than my usual zuckerisms. However, I think they deploy the same sardonic humor.

In other news, I have an entrepreneurial announcement to make soon, so stay tuned! Exciting things are happening behind the scenes.

My very short piece, titled Bargain Basement Sanity:

There has only been one psychotherapist I have respected because he guaranteed meaningful, measurable results from his therapy.

His bottom line was this:

‘Therapy will cost you $10,000 and one hour of your day, five days a week, for five years. In that time, your income will increase in direct proportion to how much better you will function. So, I can guarantee that, in the long run, my fees cost nothing.’ 

And another short piece for good measure! This one is called, Between Battles:

Paul was my favorite sparring partner in business, and I took great pleasure in poking at his weak points. So, when I called him to wish him Happy Hanukkah, naturally, he was suspicious.

‘What do you want from me now?’

‘Nothing—just to wish you a Happy Hanukkah.’

‘Bullshit. What are you trying to bug me about now?’

‘Maybe the biggest bug of all is not to bug you about anything.’

He chuckled. 

New Cliches for the 21st Century, zuckerisms

A Few Zuckerisms….

These are taken from the “On Idiot Savants” section in New Cliches for the 21st Century. Enjoy!

All of us are idiot savants. As such, we should pursue that which we are best suited for and avoid the areas in which we are idiots. 

Utopia will be achieved when most human beings get to express their true individuality most of the time. 

There are those who survive no matter what happens to them. Their secret is jumping from one frying pan into the next without getting licked by the fire. 

People may be stupid, but their brains aren’t. 

One true sign of genius is the ability to create things that any idiot could use. 

A definition of frustration: expecting a frog to fly.