THE END OF THE WORLD IS SO OVER...
It's been three centuries since the bombs went off. Mankind has long since, forgiven, forgotten, yawned and moved on. Over the years, one mighty city-state has risen from the ashes to become the undisputed center of the civilized world – Selegna. Built from ancient concrete, scrap metal and mangled home appliances, Selegna is a wonder to behold – the world's mightiest empire, King Canoga its mightiest ruler. Feared and loved, Canoga's reign has been a golden age of peace, prosperity and piety.
But all is not well. The canned food mines are beginning to peter out and unrest is growing in the capital. The Esperanto Monks and heretic cults are beginning to pose a real threat and, of course, there are the age-old problems of man-eating crops and insects running off with cattle. Things look bad, but King Canoga has a plan to feed the populace and crush his enemies. The plan: find the lost tomb of Sankta Esperanto and the legendary scripture The Malibu Book of the Dead. What starts as a savvy political power play takes a dozen unexpected turns that lead to civil war, religious chaos and a skeleton in a very old T-shirt.
An unholy cross between A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Wizard of Id and The Life of Brian, The Malibu Book of the Dead is a timeless tale of power, violence and what can happen when you listen to a fortune-teller in sneakers...
"The funniest post-apocalyptic-neo-middle-ages-graphic-novel-without-the-graphics written this year..."
– Overheard in casual conversation at a San Francisco cafe
WELCOME TO THE SECOND LARGEST COUNTRY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Americans have been writing about Europe, complaining about the lack of ice cubes and the rudeness of the waiters. Europeans have found these books entertaining and an oportunity to make fun of other Europeans. Or at least the French. Yet, the idea of writing a European book on the US has never really caught on. The problem has been simple: Europeans have been too busy with their lives to bother. Lately though, America has become impossible to ignore. Something has just got to give. Is there a satirist in house?
“Arrogant, ignorant, insensitive, insulting...No, not the country, the book!”
– The American Society for the Preservation of Amercian Society
A 28 MINUTE BOOK ON WHY TIME MANAGEMENT IS MOSTLY NONSENSE
Freeing yourself from the myths of time, work and money.
By Steve Strid
Paperback coming in Fall 2020.
TIME, WORK, MONEY AND MEANING. OUR MYTHS DEBUNKED FOR FUN AND PROFIT.
Steve Strid's best-selling first book, "The Viking Manifesto" has been translated into 17 languages and is still the only marketing book with sex, drugs, violence...and jokes. In his second book, he sets his wit loose on the myths of work and the quality of life. His signature mix of anecdotes, paradoxes and one-liners both ask and answer the same question - How can we take our lives back? A 28 Minute Book... explains why time management is not only soul-deadening, but also inefficient and why most of the things they tell you at work are fairy tales. It elaborates on why time is not money; why you shouldn't think outside the box (spoiler: there is no box) and what you'd rather be doing is probably both more meaningful and profitable than your job.
"Never has a book with such a dismal premise been so funny..."
- A man on the street talking about another book