Jim Flynn is a humorist, writer and novelist. He is available for speaking engagements. To contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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How's that for Click Bait?
Spoiler Alert: It's Me.
People Hate The Ending of My New Book. So I'm Taking It Down.
That's means I've taken it off Amazon for now. I'm rewriting the ending. It seemed funny, but when I saw it in writing I cringed. My friends have told me they love the book, but hate the ending. It's crude, rude and inappropriate.
It's like having spinach stuck to your teeth. Only your friends will tell you. The people who don't like you will let you walk around all day like that.
So my apologies. If you bought the book, let me know, and I'll figure out a way to get you a replacement.
The good news is with a few clicks the book is no longer for sale, and won't be again until I republish the revised book.
Now for my weekly message:
The photo was sent to me this week from a long lost relative. I hadn't spoken to her for---maybe 60 years. She found me through my books.
That's one of the great things about what I'm doing. I've heard from people from way back, including my Jr. High basketball coach. He told me he always knew I'd make something of myself, just not as a basketball player.
And I've made lots of new friends. From around the world. As Jim MacKay used to say on the Wide World of Sports: Spanning the Globe!
People have asked which books of mine would make the best stocking stuffers.
If the recipient is interested in golf, I recommend The 10 Greatest Golfers of All Time.
It's the most vanilla of my books.
Other golf book: Hit Your Second Shot First is my best seller to date, but a bit more sarcastic, so know your audience.
If your recipient is not into golf, try Losing Lola, the first JR Johnson book.
It's on sale.
I've been asked who should play Lola in the movie, but never had an answer until now. How about this: Taylor Swift? She'd be perfect. If you've read the book, can you imagine Taylor Swift as Lola walking into the gala at the Met? But Tay-Tay hasn't been returning my calls. I hear she's been busy.
Next week I'll let you know how the revised version is coming. I'll make any reasonable grievances right..
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Jimmy Sizemore says that if he sees one more Self-Help book cover like the one above, he's gonna puke.
There are at least 85,000 Self-Help titles on Amazon. Why do we need another one?
Because the first 85,000 are not working.
The Circle of Awareness, by Jimmy Sizemore as told to Jim Flynn, takes on the Self-Help Industrial Complex before revealing Sizemore's unique and outrageous recipe for a successful life.
an excerpt for an early review by Karen Corrine Herceg:
Flynn has the secret ingredient: a quick, incisive humor that not only elicits outright laughter but provides insights at the same time. It causes light bulbs to go on in our heads once we get the joke. Flynn’s latest book (he has several that shouldn’t be missed and can be found on Amazon) pokes fun at the self-help brand and industry while making some very good points.
Karen Corinne Herceg writes poetry, prose, essays, interviews, and reviews. Her second book of poetry, Out From Calaboose, was released in 2017. She lives in France.
The Circle of Awareness is available. Get it today! Link: www.amazon.com/dp/B0CMXB5NQK
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Some of you may remember Jimmy Sizemore.
In Be Sincere Even When You Don't Mean It, Jimmy told his life story to date.
Born to a wealthy but dysfunctional family, Jimmy played in the NFL, became an astrophysicist, an Apollo astronaut, and was the low amateur in The Masters Tournament among other accomplishments.
Jimmy lives in an ultra modern but modest sized mansion on the beach in Kona, Hawaii.
Among his possessions: the Corvette convertible he was awarded as Super Bowl MVP.
Jimmy's second book: The Circle of Awareness is being released Sunday, November 26th, 2023.
As Amazon specifies, the exact release is Midnight, GMT on that date, so those of you in London can buy it then.
It's a send up of Self-Help books, and the conclusion is Jimmy's unique self-help advice, which he calls The Circle of Awareness.
From the Foreword: "Did you ever think, if I see one more Self-Help book cover with a guy on a mountain top, reaching for the sky, I'm gonna puke? If so, this book is for you."
The book in Kindle format can be preordered now. Link: www.Amazon.com/dp/B0CLL21CXV
More information about ordering the paperback next week.
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Did you know that the first Self-Help book was written in 1859 by a humorless Victorian gent named Samuel Smiles? The title: Self-Help. No kidding.
The book was a big success, and kicked off what is now an $11 billion industry.
This, and other facts are uncovered in the soon to be released The Circle of Awareness, which is listed as:
By Jimmy Sizemore, as told to Jim Flynn.
In the book:
Jimmy Sizemore is talked into writing a parody of the Self-Help world by his agent, who desperately needs money to pay the college tuitions of her two children. Jimmy agrees to write the book, but only if he is allowed to conclude it with his philosophy of life, which he refers to as the Circle of Awareness.
As Jimmy tells readers, "This book will be short, modestly priced, the greatest value of any purchase you have ever made, or ever will make. It will change your life.
The scheduled release date: November 26, 2023. Mark it on your calendar.
More details next week.
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US woman accused of fatally poisoning boyfriend after he received inheritance - The Guardian, Oct 31, 2023
The alleged perpetrator put anti-freeze in her boyfriend's drink after he told her he wouldn't be sharing the $30 million inheritance and was dumping her.
One of the themes of all my books is that money drives people's behavior, so with the publication of The Circle of Awareness imminent, I will share the first line of Chapter One:
"When someone tells you it's not about the money, check to see if their pants are on fire."
Thanks to my friend Mark M. for suggesting the "Chill Out" headline.