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Book Bastard

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by: Tony Arnold
Books with a 4 star rating  (4)
Publication Date: August 3, 2020
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 287
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781387102846

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Book Synopsis
He's done it all: SWAT team chaplain, private investigator, bookstore operator and many more episodes you'll encounter in Doyce Whisanant's first collection of ribald anecdotes from his colorful life. The Dixie Whiz lets her rip on bookselling, politics, race & gender, independent retail, the snowflake generation, music, Mid-century popular culture, Tiki cocktails and a whole lot more. Volume One of the Whisanant Mythos.
Customer Comments
Posted: November 9, 2020
Customer comment 5 star rating
“Tony Arnold's Book Bastard is a bittersweet, comic tour de force by a new auteur provocateur—a novel that reads like a true life expose on the current state of liberal arts educational environments. The story, which unfolds through the rustic insights and jaded experiences of its protagonist Doyce (who gets his own exculpatory preface within), a former investigator of some sort, with outrageous opinions to spare. Besides the jeremiads against the rather obvious targets (, aliterate townies and culturally-underinformed snowflakes), we are also treated to picaresque and sometimes poignant stories of his mid-century southern upbringing.
Mostly, Book Bastard is an uplifting read, despite all its geriatric bitching, and through the final days of this small town's last good used bookstore, we get a glimpse into what was once—and perhaps still can be—right about living in this land of opportunity. We are reminded of the high standards that produced an informed society of readers, and the nation & culture it created before tracing its decline and fall through inertia, apathy and a dunderheaded obsession with digital technology.
Book Bastard is far more than a polemic against postmodernity—it is an awakening slap across the fattened jowls of a somnambulent culture on the verge of oblivion.”

Etaoin Shrdlu
Abalone Morning Tribune
Posted: November 9, 2020
Customer comment 5 star rating
"Tony Arnold cuts his literary filet mignon from only the biggest sacred cows."
Posted: July 12, 2021
Customer comment 5 star rating
"These handy, affordable books are sure to please everybody, even the youngsters! With extra-rich, built-in spice and flavor on every page, White Devil Press publications are assembled from only the best influences and ingredients, suitable for everyone on your gift list: pacifists, beatniks, foreign agents, disorderly persons and Earthlings of every imaginable description! Beautiful objects of intellectual merit you'll be proud to display in your home library, and as rich and satisfying as the very best-tasting, pasteurized processed American sliced cheese you can buy!" -- Ed Herlihy
Posted: October 4, 2021
Customer comment 3 star rating
"This straight white male oppressor is just gasping at straws. The title is very misleading. All I can say to the author is "Suck it up Cupcake". To get back at your critics is to continue your cause by passing on knowledge through books. Your readers will decide for themselves irrespective of what the critics say. My copy of the book went in the donation bin; to keep it would have de-valued my collection of female authored books." -- Virtue Signalers Cribsheet
About The Author
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Tony Arnold is the pseudonym of noted Exocryptobiologist and Tiki Misanthropologist Crabbe Rangoon, who is the corporate mascot of Ianez Ventures, Inc., founded by CEO Fred Ianez II, a Theoretical Classicist who also founded the Temple of Scientonomy, established as the Earthly platform for the works and teachings of the Celestial entity known as WM. Rangoon is also the author of numerous scholarly nonfiction books on Exocryptobiology under his own name. He divides his time between his south Florida stilt home and a vintage quonset hut atop Floating Rock Mountain, where he writes, frequents Chinese restaurants, and collects Oceanic artifacts, tobacco pipes, and exotic books.
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