New York, NY, October 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Author, I.M. Sharp, tells how he awoke one day to find himself in a society where intelligence, ignorance, opinion and fact were held on equal footing, where critical thinking was discouraged and where people justified their biases and their intolerance based on facts that were simply wrong. He decided to fight back with a new digest called Stop Pulling Numbers Out of Your A--! What the Actual Facts of the Matter Reveal About Life in America and the World, a collection of the actual facts behind all the hot-button topics of the day.
"It all started with a comment someone posted online in response to an article about Paul Ryan," recounts Sharp about the idea for the book. "After a much heated back and forth, with all sorts of opinions-as-facts being offered by each side, one observer quipped, ‘Something like 8 out of every 10 people just make up statistics on the spot!’ I thought that was funny and clever, so I shared it with a few friends, but the line kept haunting me over the next few days. I started thinking not only how true it was—especially in our political discourse—but also what could be done to address that sad reality."
So, Sharp went about listing all the hot topics of the day--immigration, gay rights, unemployment, even ebola--along with the conventional wisdom and myths, and with research from the US Census Bureau, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Amnesty International, USCIS, The Department of Justice, NIH, CIA, The White House, International NGOs and other respected sources around the world, gathered all the facts of each matter and presented 101 of them as simple to understand charts, tables and “in other words” summaries, included short essays, humorous graphics and slapped a raunchy-title on it for good measure.
"We all have those friends, co-workers or relatives who seem to be constantly pulling numbers out of somewhere other than reality! Now you can use this book to bring them back!" Sharp suggests. "No matter what the pundits and politicians are claiming, you can now know the truth!"
Stop Pulling Numbers Out of Your A--! What the actual facts reveal about life in America...and the world, (ISBN:978-1502717542; $9.95Sugg.Ret.Price) is scheduled for publication December 1, 2014, and is available for pre-order in paperback and ebook formats as well as for the Kindle and Nook e-readers. To download a free preview, visit http://www.pullingnumbers.com. For bulk orders or review copies, contact Passion Profit Publishing at (646) 481-4238 or email@example.com