After 20 years working and living overseas, I returned to the US and was disgusted by how partisan and polarized the country had become. Civility and compromise are now quaint things of the past, replaced by intolerance and the rule of extremes. So I gave up a lucrative career for staring at blank pages and searching for words, in the hope that words might help enact change.
Stupid. . . . I know! But after 9 months of labor I birthed forth a book, entitled ONE PERCENT SOLUTION.
Reminiscent of Vonnegut, with a dash of Saramago and Anatole France, this humorous, satirical, often irreverent romp mocks the absurd we accept to be normal, ridicules the ridiculously low bar we set, and challenges all of us to demand more of ourselves by making light of what is sacred that shackles us.
It would obviously be great if people actually bought my book, since it might afford me to stay on this path—as well as redeem myself in the eyes of my family, who right now deem me daft.
That notwithstanding, I will endeavor to publish one-page-per-day of the book in my blog, starting 02-21-2014 and ending on 10-31-2014, some 252 days and pages later. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you,
Gregory James . . . Just one more hopeful writer