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Category Archives: Coffee Table Philosophy

Making Fun of Everything I’ve Ever Done

November 1, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Hollow Empire, humor, Machina Obscurum, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago I got super sarcastic with my list of alternative movie blurbs. Now that I’ve made fun of everyone else’s artistic work, it’s time I turn the cannon on myself. Here’s everything I’ve ever written, but with smartass descriptions. Have fun… Hollow Empire – Night of Knives – Five homeless people with crappy hygiene do their best to […]

101 Questions for Midnight – Coffee Table Philosophy

September 19, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Writing! | Permalink

Stay up late. Very late. The best conversations begin while everyone else is sleeping. 101 Questions for Midnight The latest entry in the Coffee Table Philosophy series. Jump starting every conversation with a tendency toward darker topics: death, war, sex, and the dark side of human behavior. Available now on Amazon…   With 101 Questions for Midnight […]

101 Reasons to Break Up

September 5, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, humor | Permalink

In this unique take on dating and relationships, dozens of real-life strangers sit down for interviews, and all of them provide the true-life tales of their craziest, most unusual break-ups. Every break-up is REAL, and each one is more bizarre than the one before. You think your break-ups have been wild? Think again. Here’s 101 […]

Life & Dark Liquor

August 2, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Memoir | Permalink

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” – Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben * And so I shall. At least two cocktails per chapter. …to […]

Ten questions to ask your tipsy friends

December 6, 2016 | Coffee Table Philosophy, humor, Life | Permalink

It’s late. You’ve had a few adult beverages. You’re with a few friends. Or maybe you’re alone. It’s time to break out ten questions you might not ask if you were sober. * * * Let’s Get Physical  Assuming one-on-one combat, what percentage of the world’s population could you handle in a fight? * Unshackle […]

The Ultimate Get to Know Someone Quiz!

November 21, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, humor | Permalink

Available now… The very first book with cover art straight from the paintbrush of my five-year old son. (That’s actually true ^^^) The Ultimate Get to Know Someone Quiz It’s the most entertainment you can squeeze into 101 pages. Pass it around to friends and family. Bring a copy to your breakroom at work. Crash […]

These little books make perfect gifts

November 10, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Life, Non Fiction | Permalink

Got a few stockings to stuff? Have a friend you have no idea what to get for the holidays (or a birthday?) Need something for under $10? Solutions await thee. Welcome to the Coffee Table Philosophy series. These slim, sexy coffee table books are full of fun questions and quizzes to keep anyone (or any gathering) entertained for hours. There’s […]

More Questions than Anyone Can Answer

September 7, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

Want a little something to ignite a conversation? I thought you might… 444 Questions for the Universe is the ultimate ice-breaker. Put it on your coffee table, invite a few friends over, and watch the night’s discussions catch fire. Meant as a party book, quiz book, and philosophy book rolled all into one, it’ll guide you through […]

7 Philosophy & Science Questions

August 30, 2016 | Coffee Table Philosophy, Science | Permalink

Seven Science & Philosophy Questions for Everyone * Butterflies  The Butterfly Effect is defined as: The phenomenon whereby a small change within a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. In other words, a butterfly making the smallest alteration in the wind might set off a chain reaction causing a hurricane two weeks later on […]

The Little Book of BIG Questions

August 16, 2016 | Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Science | Permalink

Thinkers, questioners, and science buffs, behold! The Little Book of BIG Questions is here. It contains more than two-hundred unique conversation starters and thought igniters. It’s the book for every coffee table. It’s meant to be read in the company of others…or all alone beneath a starlit sky. Look, we all want to know the […]

A Conversation for every Corner of the World

June 4, 2016 | A Door Never Dreamed Of, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

In the Coffee Table Philosophy series, you’ll find something for everyone. Girls. Guys. Party-throwers. Lonely philosophers. Optimists. Pessimists. Conversation-starters. And deep, dark thinkers. It’s all here. A book for every coffee table in the world. * 10 books. 10 different types of questions. Let’s have a look at all of them: * 101 Questions for […]

If the world ends TODAY, you’ll need this…

May 26, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Science | Permalink

Ok. Maybe the world ending today is a slight exaggeration. But the final book in the Coffee Table Philosophy series, 101 Questions for the End of the World, is here: It has questions. Plenty of questions. But instead of ice-breaking questions or improve your love life-type questions, it’s full of deadly serious inquiries. Think Socrates meets Stephen Hawking, Plato […]

Book Blurb-ology

May 20, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, humor, Writing! | Permalink

A while back I got mega sarcastic with a list of alternative movie blurbs. And later I roasted myself in public by making fun of all my books. This time I’m keeping it serious. If only to illustrate the pain and suffering that accompany writing blurbs (and query letters…and synopses) I’ve challenged myself to write one-sentence descriptions of all my books. […]

444 Q’s for the Universe

April 11, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy | Permalink

444 Questions for the Universe! The only book you’ll ever want on your coffee table… Having a few friends over? Throwing a party? 444 Questions for the Universe is the ultimate ice-breaker. Grab a glass of wine, put away your cell phones, and watch the night’s discussions catch fire. Meant as a party book, quiz book, and philosophy […]

5 Questions for Singles!

March 12, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

The latest volume of the Coffee Table Philosophy series is here. Written by Jaylene Jacobus and J Edward Neill, the questions this time are focused on dating, relationships, and what it’s like to be single in the modern world. * * * Singled Out  You’re the lone single person at a gathering full of couples. They’ve placed […]

10 Thoughts for When the Sun Goes Down

March 11, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Life | Permalink

The following ten questions are direct from my philosophy/ice-breaker book, 101 Questions for Midnight. I think you’ll enjoy them. * * * Absolute Freedom  Imagine a society in which there are no laws. You can do anything without fear of legal retribution. Consider, of course, so can everyone else. What things would you do that are currently illegal?   […]

Now available – 101 Sex Questions!

July 14, 2015 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction | Permalink

101 Sex Questions Probably the closest I’ll ever get to writing erotica…for now. 101 Sex Questions is laid out the same as the Coffee Table Philosophy series, only it’s not really meant for your coffee table (unless your coffee table is awesome.)  It’s meant for the 18+ crowd. It’s sexy, but not raunchy. It’s designed to get you in the […]

5 Sexy Questions

July 9, 2015 | Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Writing! | Permalink

Without sex…  …hot sex, boring sex, sex so good you need oxygen afterward…  …none of us would be here. The following is a tease from my latest Coffee Table Philosophy entry, 101 Sex Questions. These 5 questions are among the tamest in the book…by far. 18+ only. Have fun. * * * Ambush  Suppose you’re planning a Sex Trap for […]