The Discombobulated Development of a CPA-ABRIDGED Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated humorous essays from Lakewood, CO, author Ken Cooper.

Lakewood, CO, January 30, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Discombobulated Development of a CPA-ABRIDGED: A Memoir by Ken Cooper. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the humorous essays category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

No child plops out of the womb wearing a green eyeshade, demanding to have a pocket protector attached to his first diaper, or astounding his parents by expressing a first word that sounds like dangerously close to “depreciation.” Nevertheless a certain percentage of newborns ultimately make it into adulthood with the initials CPA following their given names, having mastered the manipulation of debits and credits so critical to the accounting profession.

This memoir examines the adventures and misadventures of one such lad who did become a CPA, although his discombobulated development defies the logic of such an outcome. His whimsical, self-deprecating recollection runs the gamut of growing up in western Montana, including a detailed description of a dubious, defiant dog deserting a downed duck (Duh!); to working five summers in Yellowstone National Park in which the governing guru of a gang of grouchy grizzlies grumbles about grievances against government guys (Good Grief!); and on to serving a stint in the Navy, wherein the writer is (for those of you with an “F-word fetish”) forced to function as the forcible filter to forestall the furor from failing to fend off face-flushing fiascos following flamboyant and fascinating, but forbidden, frivolous flashing of fetching frontal feminine flesh (Far Out!)

To quote the writer’s younger daughter-in-law, Kimberly, as she looked lovingly (with a sly grin) at her husband, after having scanned some early excerpts from the book, “Well, that explains a lot.” He lived it; he loved it; he wrote it. Now readers can kick back, curl up and enjoy it.

307 pages in length, The Discombobulated Development of a CPA-ABRIDGED: A Memoir is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the humorous essays category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Discombobulated Development of a CPA-ABRIDGED meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.

Additionally, The Discombobulated Development of a CPA-ABRIDGED 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 Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478714606

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white

SRP: $14.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Ken is a retired CPA and former Controller for King Soopers, a Kroger Company. He and wife, Marcia, live in Lakewood, Colorado, with their Golden Retriever. Their two sons each added charming daughters-in-law to the family, and all combined, four amazing grandchildren, to keep love and laughter in the spotlight.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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