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Humor Collections By Gordon Kirkland

New January 24, 2012

My Slice Of Life Is Full Of Gristle

My Slice Of Life Is Full Of Gristle is Gordon Kirkland's ninth book, and seventh collection of short humorous essays. Three of his previous collections have received Canada's Stephen Leacock Award of Merit For Humour. In addition, Kirkland has written two full-length novels.

This latest book is sure to please Kirkland's many fans around the world as he returns with a collection of over 40 essays covering topics ranging from prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs to the experience of swimming alongside a 9-foot shark. He covers his topics with the same sense of fun and frivolity that has marked his previous books, and led reviewers to proclaim him "one of North America's premier humorists."

Long-time fans and those who have just discovered Kirkland's writing will enjoy these examples of his gristly slice of life!

My Slice Of Life Is Full Of Gristle is available in paperback and in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle. Buy it here.

 

Holly Jolly Frivolity

Gordon Kirkland brings his award-winning humor writing to the topic of the holiday season. He exposes the world to his feelings about everything from children's Christmas pageants, to artificial trees, and holiday lights.

Fans of Kirkland's other five collections of short humorous stories (three of which received the Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for Humour,) will enjoy more of his unique style focusing on the fun and foibles of daily life during the so-called joyous season.

In this collection, Kirkland stretches his muscles as a lyricist, writing new words for several old and familiar holiday songs.

See for yourself, Kirkland will have you ho-ho-hoing from start to finish!

Holly Jolly Frivolity is available in paperback and in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle. Buy it here.


I May Be Big But I Didn't Cause That Solar Eclipse

I May Be Big But I Didn't Cause That Solar Eclipse is award-winning Canadian humorist Gordon Kirkland's fifth book. Three of his previous books received Canada's prestigious literary award, The Stephen Leacock Award of Merit For Humour. His syndicated newspaper column. Gordon Kirkland At Large, was enjoyed by readers in the United States and Canada every week.

An April 2006 profile of Kirkland in the Canadian edition of Reader's Digest said, "Kirkland's specialty is making others laugh at him, at themselves, and at life in general."

In this book, Kirkland once again takes on subjects ranging from marriage to dealing with a canine companion. He looks at the odd events of daily life, and even finds humor in the experiences of moving and having a serious illness.

I May Be Big But I Didn't Cause That Solar Eclipse is available in paperback and in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle. Buy it here.


I Think I'm Having One Of Those Decades

I Think I'm Having One Of Those Decades is the fourth book from syndicated humor columnist and entertainer, Gordon Kirkland. The award winning author lets his readers see the world through his eyes, as he plunges into stories about marriage, family life, and the oddities of day-to-day life in these times.

I Think I'm Having One Of Those Decades is available in paperback and in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle. Buy it here.


When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs

The author's commentary on the humor found in everyday events ranging from marriage to parenthood, dog ownership, health issues, and more. Kirkland is a master at finding the small hidden bits of humor in events that the rest of us might just as easily overlook. His goal with his writing has always been to let his readers laugh with him and at him, and by doing so, finding a way to laugh at themselves.

His previous books have been called "a must-have for all of us who love to just sit back and laugh." This book follows that tradition.


Recipient of the 2006 Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for Humour (Canada.)

When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs is available in paperback and in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle. Buy it here.

 


Never Stand Behind A Loaded Horse

Gordon Kirkland's second collection of humorous essays that got their start as stories in his syndicated newspaper column, Gordon Kirkland At Large.

"Spoof is stronger than fiction" says For Better of For Worse humorist Lynn Johnston, and in Never Stand Behind A Loaded Horse, Leacock merit medallist Gordon Kirkland drives the point home with funny-bone accuracy. Kirkland’s syndicated newspaper column is no stranger to Canadian and US audiences, and in this premium collection.

Recipient of the 2005 Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for Humour (Canada.)

Never Stand Behind A Loaded Horse is available in paperback only. The publisher has not made it available as an e-book at this time. Buy the paperback here.

Note: On the Amazon page for this book, William Robertson is given credit as an author. Mr, Roberston was the publisher's editor for this book, but did not write any of the contents and should not be creditied as such.

 


Justice Is Blind - And Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes

From "surviving ground zero in the nuclear family," to "feeling fear at the Fall Fair," to "quelling a taste for champagne on a tap-water budget," Gordon Kirkland writes about survival - survival in the '90s, that is.

Looking back, Kirkland acknowledges his life has always been filled with laughter. He comes from a family who was like "Monty Python's Flying Circus meets Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in." It's no surprise then, that he was able to meet tragedy in his life - three debilitating car accidents within four years - with determination, courage and good humour. In the years following his accidents, laughter helped Kirkland cope with the stress and pain of his slow and difficult recovery, and the knowledge that he would not be able to walk again without the assistance of forearm crutches. Laughter also gave him the inspiration he needed to start writing stories about his own life, and the desire to share them with others.

Just five years after becoming a syndicated columnist, Kirkland published his first collection of humour.Justice is Blind--And Her Dog Just Peed in My Cornflakes contains nearly four years of the best of Kirkland's newspaper column "At Large." Here is his uproarious and hilarious outlook on such celebrated topics as "married bliss" (not always an oxymoron), legal interpretations for parents of teenagers ("readers will be pleased to know that asking a teenager to set and/or clear the table doesn't constitute an affront to their civil liberties"), the habits of "commutus obnoxiousi," (more commonly known as Other Drivers), and the difficulties of buying a simple cup of coffee ("the plain old run-of-the-mill cup of coffee should be put on the endangered species list"). Always honest, always irreverent, Kirkland strives to give his readers the opportunity to laugh with him, at him, and hopefully, at themselves.

Recipient of the 2000 Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for Humour (Canada.)

Justice Is Blind - And Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes is available in paperback only. The publisher has not made it available as an e-book at this time. Buy the paperback here.

 

 

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