Friendsville, TN, April 03, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Essayist and poet Daniel C. Dulik announced today the release of The Big Book of Dan, Road Alligators and Incongruous Possibilities, published by Outskirts Press. Dulik’s compilation of humorous anecdotes, poems and musings offers diverse views of today’s world and innovative and entertaining speculation on the origins of some of the foibles of modern man.
A career guiding a successful engineering and construction company gave the author many hours on the road -- in the days before good cell phone reception -- and more than enough time to ponder the meaning of the sometimes insidious insanity he observed in daily life around him. He offers this collection of essays, anecdotes and poems to provide his readers with a similar respite from a serious world and a chuckle or three to help pass the day.
Eclectic and eccentric, Dan’s essays begin with “ACRONYM,” a tale of an inept government committee called EIEIO, the Environmental Interlarding Ecosystem Interloping Organization. ACRONYM itself, of course, stands for the Aggregate Congressional Re-engineering of Natural Yard Mammals.
Other musings include “The Evolution of Man,” which puts forth the idea that at some point in their evolution humans were actually hermaphrodites. Those who became the dominant of the species did so through mental acuity, not physical ability.
Dan also provides all the rules and regulations of a game he calls Berm Bingo, a highly competitive sport that involves identifying animals and other found objects along the roadside. If the children in the car’s backseat have become bored with license plate poker, this might provide just the remedy for those long road trips to their grandparents.
Dan claims to have stretched his high school education as far as it would go, but this collection of jocular writings proves his successful completion of a graduate degree in the astute study of quirky behavior in his fellow man.
The Big Book of Dan is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white ISBN: 978-1-4327-7859-0 SRP: $14.95
Nook $ 6.50
e-Book $ 7.00
About the author:
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1948, the middle child of five, Dan began to develop a sense of humor in order to claim his place in the family. He grew up on the west side of town within walking distance of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River at a time when both were so toxic that when the river caught fire, the main concern was that it would spread to the lake. Humor became a useful tool to deflect scorn when asked where he was from. When a career in sales was foisted upon Dan, humor provided an expedient device to develop the gregarious façade helpful in closing deals.
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