Friday, March 3, 2017

Local Man (Sad But True Stories)

High Crimes, Misdemeanors, and Other Bad Decisions. That's a long title if you put it all together. This book by Publications International, Ltd., contains some of the weirdest, funniest, and odd situations that some people get into, including dumb crimes, bad diets, ghosts and UFO's, bad parents, and just plain stupidity. It's a compilation of all the bad things that happen and watch out, you may be next.

Anything to make somebody else a buck by writing this book and relating all these bad things that happen to dumb people is all right with me. In fact, I got a big chuckle out of most of the book and overall, I thought it was a fun read and is even copyrighted. Two hundred and seventy-two pages long, it provided me with many hours of entertainment as I waited in the car for the wife to shop, etc. I give it a solid three our of five stars.


  1. Oscar, this sounds like a good offbeat book to read. I quite enjoy situational comedy.

    1. It's a great collection and even includes the woman here in Phoenix who started her own dental practice without training.

  2. I am going to take a look at this one, sounds fun.

  3. Schadenfreude woould have been a shorter title.

  4. I spend a great chunk of time reading while my wife is getting groceries. She likes to shop alone and I need the quiet time. Works perfectly.