New book satirizes current political events in Dr. Seuss-like whimsical style
Tales of Obamaland by author Robert Thomas is a collection of 21 satirical fables framed in a whimsical world not so far away
Online PR News – 09-December-2009 – – SAVANNAH, GA. December 7, 2009. Tales of Obamaland by Robert Thomas is a collection of 21 short stories that gently poke fun at current political events. Thomas takes readers on a mystical journey to a whimsical land. Travelers stop along the way and visit with an array of bizarre creatures and misfits. A politically savvy buffalo doles out sage advice to a babe-in-the-woods freshman congressman…or is it a trap? Right wing caterpillars ponder a decision on whether to help anorexic goats survive. A former circus ringmaster takes the CEO job at a failing car company, then launches turnaround ideas. The most significant medical breakthrough of the century is ready for market, but held up by warning label paranoia. Congress people attend a class to relearn a forgotten skill: how to subtract.
With a writing style that is a cross between Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, Thomas departs from the hard-nose, hardback diatribe approach to most political satire using the charm of children’s classic stories to deliver his subtle message. He sprinkles the stories with just a smidge of irreverence and naughtiness to keep it off the children’s bookshelf.
Tales of Obamaland is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, BooksAMillion.com, and through Ingram and Baker&Taylor worldwide distribution.
About the author: Robert Thomas is a graduate of Purdue University and the University of Michigan, and lives in Savannah, Georgia. He is an engineer and manager in U.S. manufacturing, has been an amateur humorist/satirist for many years, but this is his first published work. Thomas authors a website and blog at www.bizarreville.com which features more satirical whimsy and hijinx.
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