Tangy, Tongue-in Cheek Approach Taken in Self Help, Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated humor and parody book from Monroe, CT author Quentin Smeltzer.

Monroe, CT, May 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Self Help: Your Complete Book of Bad Advice for Every Situation in Life by Quentin Smeltzer. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the humor and parody category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/selfhelp was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

This book will open doors and push readers through them, possibly even down a long flight of stairs. Self Help contains the sum total of the author’s knowledge and wisdom and is complemented with numerous charts and graphs because, in fact, the author’s knowledge and wisdom is unlikely to fill much of a book. In these pages readers will learn fantastic new secrets to success that the author thinks sound like they might actually work.

This book is guaranteed to change your life, the author states -- one way or the other. In its pages readers will learn how to be the perfect wife, the perfect dad, the perfect employee, the perfect politician and the perfect idiot.

219 pages in length, Self Help: Your Complete Book of Bad Advice for Every Situation in Life is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the humor and parody category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Self Help meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $22.95.

Additionally, Self Help 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 www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks.

ISBN: 9781432753146

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white

SRP: $22.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/selfhelp.

About the author:

Quentin Smeltzer (obviously not his real name) grew up in New York, Connecticut and Utah, thus accounting for a personality disorder bordering on schizophrenia. His philosophy degree provided the opportunity to work in fast-food restaurants, to drive delivery vans and to make copies. In 1984 Smeltzer moved to Manhattan’s notorious Chelsea Hotel where he met many celebrities and artists, none of whom impressed him very much.

In 1994 he returned to Connecticut where he resides with his wife and son and a dog he does not particularly care for. In addition to writing, Mr. Smeltzer performs stand-up comedy to decidedly mixed reviews. This is his second book -- his fourth, if you count the really awful ones. This latest book, chock full of poor choices and bad advice, is the one book the author believes he is eminently qualified to write.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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


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