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Outskirts Press Announces Shoot the Monkey, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Mores Book from Newfolden, MN Author Gary Barrett

Newfolden, MN, December 04, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Shoot the Monkey: Do You Really Know What You Know You Know? by Gary Barrett, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the Mores category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $18.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Can You Trust Your Own Conclusions? Gary Barrett didn’t trust his so he was content to leave the thinking to the self-proclaimed smart people. Since they gave their answers with such authority, who was he to question their expertise? But then he started seeing a few cracks in the system – cracks even a not-so-smart-person might notice. Like smart people scientists casually eliminating a planet from the solar system and smart people movie reviewers giving 5 stars to an intelligent comedy that provided no laughter.

With laugh-out-loud humor and an affectionate ribbing for the self-serving positions of both liberals and conservatives, Shoot the Monkey pokes fun at our society for its easy acquiescence to the opinions of celebrities and smart people. Most important, he leaves average people (which are most of us, as it turns out) with a renewed confidence in our ability to think things through and come to our own conclusions.

Because first time author Gary Barrett didn’t know any better, he blended science, cultural trends, philosophy, fiction, humor, editorial opinion, personal observation, and national news into this unusual work that clearly demonstrates he is in way over his head. Read it anyway. You’re guaranteed to find a few laughs along the way. And if that weren’t enough, you’ll also learn:

-Who the smartest person in the world was

-How Scientists and News Reporters take your money while conspiring to keep you ignorant

-New words and ways to make yourself look intelligent

-The mystery behind your own view of the world

If you are looking for a few laughs while exploring the timeless truth that defines your life then Shoot the Monkey should be your next purchase.

Deftly constructed at 261 pages, Shoot the Monkey: Do You Really Know What You Know You Know? is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Mores category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Shoot the Monkey meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $18.95.

Additionally, Shoot the Monkey can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432728328
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback
SRP: $18.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Raised in the middle class suburbs of Chicago and presently living in the middle class suburbs of a town of 362 people somewhere in “flyover country”, educated in a liberal world view at a Big Ten state university and a conservative world view at a private graduate school; having served the wealthy in America and the poorest of the poor in a third world country; Gary has learned that life can be a wonderful array of contrasts. But for all the satisfaction that life’s experiences may bring, he has found there is no greater joy than the simple and profound pleasure of having his three children around the dinner table to share the Holidays with him and his wife, Laurie.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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