New Book – “Your Years” – Volume II of Dead Serious and Lighthearted Series – NEW SPECIAL OFFER

By July 17th, 2018

Personal Note:

My great thanks to those many of you who have already ordered copies of my Volume I (Years 1957—1976) and my special, special thanks to those of you who have ordered 5, 10, and in one case even 20 copies. I am pleased to now announce the release of Volume II which is about…



Volume II (1977-1993)

Dead Serious and Lighthearted
– The Memorable Words of Modern America –

Volume I (1957-1976)
(524 pages) (Released March 27, 2018)

Volume II (1977-1993)
(416 pages)(Release Date: August 13, 2018)

Volume III (1994-2015)
(618 pages) (Release Date January 14, 2019)

Early Vol I Awards and Reviews

Best Book of the Year
(General Nonfiction) (2nd Place)
San Francisco 2018 Book Festival

Honorable Mention Award
(General Nonfiction)
New York 2018 Book Festival

“Opening this book feels
like unlocking a time capsule.”
“These glimpses are magnetic….”

The US Review of Books

“This book is a ‘must read.'”
Michael Levin,
New York Times Bestselling Author, Boston, Massachusetts

“Deserves a place
in our education curriculum”

Reid A. Olson,
Education and Business Consultant, Chicago, Illinois

Amazon Customer Reviews

“Makes history come alive again”

“A remarkable achievement and a seminal accomplishment. The author’s selection
of significant events and achievements is itself remarkable.”

“…Eloquent, exhaustive and enlightening”

“A writing style mixed with humor and historical facts.”

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For Yourself, For Your Friends, or
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SALE – Sets of All Three Volumes
(Volumes I (1957-1976), II (1977-1993), and III (1994-2015))

Paperback Sets of All Three Volumes – Author-Signed

Regular Price: $65.85
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Hardback Sets of All Three Volumes – Author-Signed

Regular Price: $104.85
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SALE – Volume II Only

Paperback – Volume II Only – Author-Signed

Regular Price: $21.95
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Hardback – Volume II Only – Author-Signed

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If you have already ordered sets of books or copies of Volumes II or III, your copies will be automatically shipped to you within about ten (10) days after their release date.

Volume I (1957-1976) (524 pages)
(Released March 27, 2018)

Volume II (1977-1993) (424 pages)
(Being Released August 13, 2018)

Volume III (1994-2015) (624 pages)
(Being Released January 14, 2019)

Presented For Every Year
The Memorable “Data Words”

Seminal Books
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books
Analysis of The New York Times Best Sellers Over the Years
Academy Awards and PrettyFamous’ Best Picture
Best Movie Lines and Most Widely-Viewed Television Shows
Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album
Best and Worst Book Titles and Books Most Frequently Banned
Presidential Campaign Themes and Corporate Slogans and Advertising Tag-Lines
The Memorable Words from Speeches, Books, Writings, and Other Sources

The fascinating and frivolous; the tragic and momentous,
The eloquent and bumbling; and the touching and endearing.

Narrative Description of Books

These books introduce the history of Modern America in an entirely new way — without the tired stories, heavy words; without the litany of “isms” and “ologies.”

The Memorable Words, both the dead serious and the lighthearted, are carefully presented – the fascinating and frivolous, the tragic and momentous, the eloquent and bumbling; the touching and endearing – from Ike to Obama, from Lucy to Lady Gaga.

The Dead Serious and Lighthearted  series is written without agenda, but it carefully identifies who said what and when and where – exactly. Each entry is carefully placed into the context of our nation’s recent history — whether the basis for that placement is rooted in the words’ humor, passion, eloquence, prescience, wisdom, shock, evil, or even foolery.

The first volume, released on March 27, 2018, presents the words from 1957 until 1976 – from American Bandstand to The Godfather, from Lucy to Charlie’s Angels and Rocky’s call of “Yo Adrian!”; from the end of the Fifties through the wildness of the Sixties; from the ascendancy of the Civil Rights, feminist, and environmental movements through the tragedy of Vietnam and the disgrace of Watergate.

The new book, Volume II, which is being released on August 13, 2018, presents the Memorable Words of Modern America from 1977 until 1993 – again with each entry identifying the speaker or writer; again with each entry carefully placed into context and explained as to meaning — the fascinating and frivolous, the tragic and momentous, the eloquent and bumbling.

From Star Wars’ “may the force be with you” to Nicholson’s “you can’t handle the truth;” from the lightness of Happy Days to the edginess of Roseanne; from the efforts of Carter to the rise of Reagan; from the Go-Go financial markets of the 1980s to the fall of Communism; from the emergence of modern conservatism to the impacts of globalism and technology.

Volume III, the last of the three-volume Dead Serious and Lighthearted series presents the memorable words of Modern America from 1994 until 2015.

From Forrest Gump to 12 Years a Slave; from 9/11 to the Great Recession; from “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  to “Hands up! Don’t shoot;” from “Mission Accomplished”  to “Hope is not a strategy;”  from the “Contract with America” to “Drill, baby, drill”; from the impact of “Shock and Awe”  to the reminder that “Politics ain’t beanbag” and the rise of Trump(ism).

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