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Thursday, January 16, 2020

it's sounds crazy... - Jay Got Married by James Robinson Jr.

Jay Got Married consists of 9 humorous and, at times, poignant essays chronicling the ironies of everyday life in word and picture. Take for example the lead essay, aptly titled, "Jay got Married," where I find myself mired in a horrendous dream. 

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Jay Got Married consists of 9 humorous and, at times, poignant essays chronicling the ironies of everyday life in word and picture. Take for example the lead essay, aptly titled, "Jay got Married," where I find myself mired in a horrendous dream.

In the fantasy, my aging father--dressed in his favorite Champion t-shirt with stains covering the front--marries my wife and I like he did 42 years ago but, this time around, the my 92-year-old ex-clergy dad forgets his lines causing me to coach him through the event with hints like: "ask for the rings, ask for the rings." All the while, my best man sings Sonny and Cher's, "I Got You Babe." 

Finally married, my wife and I end the ceremony with a kiss. But as I turn to exit, my eyes catch a glimpse of the bridesmaid who is no longer my wife's best friend but now Gal Gadot from Dell Comics and Wonder Woman Fame. She is dressed in full Wonder Women regalia and looks totally shocked by the whole affair. 

My mother turns to my father (now in the audience) with a quizzical look and says, “Dad, look at that bridesmaid. Isn’t that Superman?” She doesn't get out much. 

As we exit the church, and the bubbles fill the air--no one uses rice anymore—my wife ignores the limo and takes off on a sleek motorcycle, leaving me in the lurch—hence the cover.

Sure, it's sounds crazy. But, in truth, isn't the world of marriage crazy these days? In my case, what would one do when faced with the prospect of losing their beloved wife after 42 years? At age 67, would they remarry? Would they even want to remarry? These and other marital tidbits are discussed with humor and as much reverence as I could muster. 

P.S. The author pairs up with Wonder Woman again in a final bit of photo wizardry Why? How? How are tricky copyright infringement laws avoided? Read Jay Got Married and find out. 

GUEST POST

I’d like to give a little sneak peek bit at my new book, Jay Got Married. 

Jay Got Married is a book of 9 humorous, satirical, tongue-and-cheek essays. I write about the ironies of life, my twisted views on societies’ ills, and combine it all with a healthy dose of my own experience. I use clipart and pictures of my own handsome visage to accentuate my point. Like this one:

Here, I discuss the evil of the black jellybean in a chapter entitled, Beware the Black Jellybean. In this chapter I tackle racism, false teeth, and my addiction to jellybeans and marshmallow peanuts. Yeah, I know, read it and find out. 

In one chapter titled: Big Brother Isn’t Among Us, I dispute George Orwell’s classic 1948 book, 1984. Orwell insisted that: Big Brother is Watching. But I contend that, in 2019, even though we have cameras pointed at us at all times, we don’t have to worry as long as we behave ourselves. Cameras at stoplights, at ATM’s, in Sam’s Club parking lots have nothing to do with us good people. We, in fact, are our own big brother. We monitor ourselves with the ubiquitous cell phone. We take pictures of ourselves, each other, and of dubious goings of society. 

Here it is: 

Consider that an NYPD Detective would have never been caught berating an Uber driver—mocking his accent and asking him how long he had been in this country—were it not for a passenger in the back seat capturing the incident on his cell phone. 

Make no mistake about it, we are Big Brother.

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About the author:
James Robinson Jr. is an award-wining author who has written 6 books in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. His first book Fighting the Effects of Gravity: A Bittersweet Journey Into Middle Life, was an Indie Award winner for nonfiction. His first foray into fiction, Book of Samuel, was a Readers’ Favorite Award Winner. His latest book—Jay Got Married—is a collection of 9 humorous, sometimes poignant essays. 

Mr. Robinson resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife of 43 years. He is the father of three daughters ages 37, 38, and 40 and has six grandchildren 

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17 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Thanks for sharing your book and I enjoyed getting to know about it. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

Bernie Wallace said...

When did you know you wanted to write a book?

Victoria Alexander said...

Very cool cover, thanks for sharing!

katieoscarlet said...

Looking forward to reading these 9 essays. Sounds good

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Audrey Stewart said...

I enjoyed the Johnson Family Chronicles. They were a great read.

Calvin F. said...

Sounds really neat! Good one.

Shannon said...

This sounds like a fun read.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good book.

Jayne Townsley said...

This sounds light hearted and fun which is what I like to read. I like the cover, too.

Michele S. said...

You are a new author to me.. Have to check out this book.. The cover makes me smile.....

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Great cover.

Nancy Payette said...

Fantastic cover

Amy Woolard said...

I do love a humorous book! I can't wait to read this!!

Caryl Kane said...

Sounds like a must read!

Amy Woolard said...

Writing essays was a great stress reliever for me. I really should get back into it.