Want a humorous book to read on that next cross-country flight or bus ride across town? Then buy SEX and the AMERICAN MALE for a funny, satirical look at American Culture. Read this short book about a man who looks a little too closely at how advertising, politics, greed and more overwhelm the public and shape our society. From advertisements that use sex to sell massive cars to mindless political parties and juiced-up science fiction conventions no subject is safe from parody and humor in this quick read. Oh, and sorry, there is no SEX in the book. It’s part of the joke. However, if you buy this book, you’ll be able to truthfully tell your friends you enjoyed SEX on your last flight (other quips you’ll have to come up with on your own).
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When Douglas Adams died a number of years ago, I thought that in honor of him I’d come up with a sort of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to American Culture.” In fact, in the forward I have a little “Ode to Douglas Adams” that I hope sounds a little like his work. However, I was also inspired by the crazy mass consumerism that seems to have consumed America (pun intended). From nutty people who go blood-thirsty crazy in an effort to get the latest Cabbage Patch doll to used car salesmen who use sex and patriotism to hawk their gas guzzlers it all seemed surreal to me. So I decided to chronicle it. Okay, okay, I was also inspired by “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” which had some skits that were not only hilarious but seemed to lead to the next one. I hope my book has the same affect.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The main character is slightly, really slightly, based on my experiences with mass consumerism. For example, in Chapter One Zack (the main character) gets quite irritated when he tries to find a page in “Rolling Stone” that doesn’t have an ad on it. Yeah, that was me. The Microbes, my favorite characters, sort of came to me late at night (okay, maybe after a few beers) and I was thinking about what might be going on in Zack’s mind and maybe it wasn’t all his fault. A lot of the other characters sort of sprang up as I was writing and thinking about Zack and who he might run into along that trail of American Culture.
“I gotta buy STUFF!” he shouted to the man who didn’t seem startled by this behavior.
“Would you like to open an account?” the friendly bank man asked, too programmed to serve to understand the situation.
“Open an account! Open an account!” the microbes repeated cheerily as they ran around the desk with Zack.
From SEX and the AMERICAN MALE in which Zack has once again gone crazy, partially thanks to the microbes in his brain, and is in desperate need to buy STUFF. This goes perfect with those Black Friday shopping ads.
One more Excerpt (since they’re both short):
“Throw in a “Whatever” now and then to show you caught on to the author’s use of irony to show how whenever America is confronted with anything it can’t deal with it surrenders. Whatever. “
From the “Clif Notes®” at the back of SEX and the AMERICAN MALE.
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