Saturday, March 31, 2012

High jinks, wacky and otherwise


Part of a very occasional series in which we improve odd descriptions of vanity press books advertised in The New York Times Book Review by adding the phrase "Wacky high jinks ensue" at the end of them. Why? Because we just want to help. Ad copy verbatim (except for the high jinks) from the April 1 issue. Typos and odd punctuation should be considered (sic):
Megan Riley and her three best friends retaliate against their cheating husbands by searching for a time-share boy toy. They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington, unaware he is the prime suspect in a series of gruesome bondage murders. Wacky high jinks ensue.

This just proves what I've always said: Time shares are never a good idea.
Martha, a London prostitute is left a condemned prisoner's fortune. This angers the Church and resulted events that lead to a prelate death, a bishop's disgrace and Martha having to immigrate to America after failed relationship and poisoning attempt. Wacky high jinks ensue.

You don't want to get the Church angry. You wouldn't like the Church when it's angry.
Audacious Mormon bishop forcefully baptizes a gambler; pulls a gun to save a Catholic; steals a prisoner; gets drunk for a cause; chastises, punches Butch Cassidy. There's also a poignant love story in this tale of the old Southwest. Wacky high jinks ensue.

AKA, The Mitt Romney Story.

Incidentally, kids are now getting into the self-publishing game.

1 comment:

Knatolee said...

Each one of them is 200% better with wacky high jinks ensuing!!