by RJ Silver on November 11, 2012

After a test read with about 30 people, I’ve concluded that my new novel, The Optimist & the Pessimist, isn’t worthy of my readers’ time or money. The general reaction to it has been “mildly amusing”, which just doesn’t make the grade.

So much for my experiment with a longer, more complex humor book. Apparently, my mostly female audience prefers the wacky, immature me, which is really quite strange, considering that’s exactly the me that has irritated the hell out of so many women over the years. Go figure.

At any rate, after a year of experimenting with slightly more serious works, I guess it’s time to roll out all those stories that I know are going to make my poor old mother blush. Forgive me, Mommy.


Longer Than Even I Imagined…

July 9, 2012
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Like all authors, I tend to visualize scenes as I write them, and I must admit, this candle is even longer than I imagined it. I also suspect that Princess Amalia might want to trade some of that length for some added girth, you know, once she’s been around the block a few times. But […]

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P & P Onstage In Los Angeles

July 6, 2012
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After a number of successful dinner theater shows in southern California, Fly By Night Productions is performing their stage adaptation of The Princess & the Penis at Archway Studio/Theater in Los Angeles this weekend. The announcement for tickets is below. Courtesy of Fly By Night Productions, I’ll also be posting pictures from the performance later […]

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Episode 37: The Allowance

May 15, 2012
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She woke me by sticking something pointy into my ribs. “Get up, ya sleazeball,” she whispered in my ear. “We’re takin’ a little ride downtown.” “Uh-huh,” I said, rolling over the other way. We’d been watching a lot of 1930’s and 1940’s gangster movies lately, and I assumed she was just fooling around. “Whadda ya?” […]

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Massage Emasculation

April 16, 2012
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As I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog, I love getting Thai messages. I’ve also been amazed at the physical strength and athleticism of the local 100-pound female masseuses, who easily bend and manipulate me despite being half my size. Last night, I found myself ass-to-face with a 250-pound female masseuse, and it wasn’t […]

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Movie Buff Marriage Talk

April 7, 2012
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There’s no denying it: Jan and I are movie buffs. We watch every new movie that comes to our local cineplex, and if there are no new movies, we buy DVDs. In the 2o months we’ve been a couple, I estimate we’ve seen at least 400 movies together. Lately, I’ve noticed her focusing almost exclusively […]

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