Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: The Diary of Amy

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Satirical Novel Helps Us Laugh at Ecological Collapse
We are systematically destroying the ability of the planet to support life. But wait a second… aren’t human beings a form of life? Oops!
Portland, OR - The Diary of Amy, the 14-Year-Old Girl Who Saved the Earth is the novel for people concerned that humanity is systematically destroying the earth, and who are asking questions such as:
“Isn’t that a bad thing?”
“Why isn’t this considered to be important or something?”
“Shouldn’t we, you know, do something about it?”

Through his novel, author Scott Erickson hopes to convince people that they aren’t crazy. His message is: “It’s not you; it’s the world.”
In the 1960’s, the movie Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb helped us cope with the threat of nuclear apocalypse. Now, The Diary of Amy, the 14-Year-Old Girl Who Saved the Earth helps us cope with the threat of environmental collapse. It allows us to “Stop Worrying and Love Humanity’s Self-Destruction.”
The Story
Amy Johnson-Martinez is a bright 14-year-old girl who spontaneously decides to camp in a local wetland to stop its destruction. But she wants to do much more. She wants to save the whole earth!
Amy's unique combination of youthful innocence and a sharp mind allow her to make discoveries that have eluded others. She discovers that a few simple yet fundamental changes will create a sustainable society.
With the world on the brink of environmental collapse, Amy discovers that powerful forces are willing to use all their power to fight Amy’s proposals. Will Amy defeat the opposition and convince the country to make the bold leap to sustainability before it's too late?
"The fate of the world is some serious shit. But it’s hard not to laugh when a comic craftsman like Scott Erickson employs the satiric joy buzzers of Douglas Adams, the environmental whoopee cushions of Carl Hiaasen and every rubber chicken in Ralph Nader’s briefcase in this witty debut, The Diary of Amy."
– Patrick Wensink, bestselling author of Broken Piano for President and Everything Was Great Until it Sucked
About the book:
The Diary of Amy, the 14-Year-Old Girl Who Saved the Earth by Scott Erickson
ISBN: 978-0-9898311-0-9
Publisher: Azaria Press
Date of publish: August 2013
Pages: 264
S.R.P.: $14.00
About the author:
Scott Erickson is a writer of humor and satire. His pieces have been published in The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Bang! and several humor websites. He is a two-time winner of the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. One of his stories was included in the book Laugh Your Shorts Off, a compilation of contest winners from the website Humor and Life in Particular.
His previous book is the humor compilation The Best of Reality Ranch.
He lives in Portland, Oregon. He is possibly the nicest curmudgeon you’ll ever meet.

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