Book: Waking Up Naked by Grant M. Handgiscategories: Book, Humor, Memoir, Autobiography, Satire, Fun Reading, Funny Story, Laugh Out Loud, Satirical Memoir
Grant M. Handgisabout this book: Waking Up Naked is the second half of a memoir. The title is but a realization I had when life as a single parent ended, and the many prior years of learning life the hard way finally made sense, in a bizarre sort of way. Writing humor comes naturally to me as but natural note taking of life lessons, which tend to be fairly humorous of their own without a lot of tweaking needed.
The story takes up when I was 48 years old, and being I was borned in 1948 the entire things smacks of a twisted conspiracy, however, turns out it was but a coincidence, for which I took liberties in new and profoundly life altering ways. What I learned from this was simply I had been missing a lot of fun in life, which left me with ambivalent feelings about all the things I errantly believed I had learned. I found myself in a new city, hell bent on learning something I had no real stomach to do as a career and wondering why things like this always find me, out of so many available individuals. The state of cluelessness is a special situation whereupon one's life story is but one long solioquy with sordid tales of errant adventures. That tends to be quite funny in hindsight.
Woven within the story are the basic principles of what I call "correct behavior", as practiced by Toltec shawmans for centuries, that ultimately led me to understand things in a far more enlightened manner. The difference between a clueless individual and attainable enlightenment has no real time frame, however it does have a profound influence on one's thinking, and that difference is calculted as levels of humor. Not that I'm offering up a confession here, just saying.
Embarrassingly enough, the story is true. I did take the liberty of altering a few pertinent names within the story so as not to invite lawsuits or contracts on my person. The story remains the ugly truth either way. For readers who might enjoy humor wrapped around a philosophical examination on one's life, I predict you shall not be disappointed.
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