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Perks Ep. 66 | Andrew Shaffer | Slaying Satire | 10-28-20

Perks Ep. 66 | Andrew Shaffer | Slaying Satire | 10-28-20

Update: 2020-10-28
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We all probably need a good laugh right about now and our guest this week, humorist Andrew Shaffer, is the one to provide it. Andrew is the New York Times best-selling author of the Obama Biden series, a buddy detective mystery series which includes Hope Never Dies and Hope Rides Again. His new book that comes out in November is called Secret Santa and is a clash of the holidays ; Halloween and Christmas; a comedic book that combines horror and holiday vibes about a holiday office party gone bad. He is the author of 11 books in several genres but says that humor is the theme that ties all his books together.

Andrew talks to us about why he goes back to his comfort reads during the pandemic, why he thinks satire makes the medicine of heavy topics go down a little easier, and why he looks to the past for inspiration for book ideas even when there are so many crazy things in 2020 to poke fun at. He also tells us a pretty hysterical story about the worst job he ever had.

Books Mentioned in This Episode:

1- Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer
2- Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer
3- Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer
4- Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love by Andrew Shaffer
5- Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer)
6- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.. James
7- The Day of the Donald by Andrew Shaffer
8- Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
9- A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
10- Normal People by Sally Rooney
11- Solutions & Other Problems by Allie Brosh
12- Hyperbole & a Half by Allie Brosh
13- True Grit by Charles Portis
14- Riot Most Uncouth by Daniel Friedman
15- Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors by Andrew Shaffer
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Perks Ep. 66 | Andrew Shaffer | Slaying Satire | 10-28-20

Perks Ep. 66 | Andrew Shaffer | Slaying Satire | 10-28-20

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