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Book Review and chat with Author Quan Hodges

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Actor, songwriter, and now author Quan Hodges has ventured into his first book Involuntary Love of A Dysfunctional Soul.  According to Hodges it broaches into the themes of drug abuse, the athletic world, and dysfunctional relationships.

He has worked with Tyler Perry and does not come from a traditional actor’s background. As to working with Perry he notes that it was good experience and Perry was highly focused.

In Involuntary Love of A Dysfunctional Soul it delves into some old hard living truths. No matter how you try, you simply can’t “save a stripper” or can you?  As in an operatic tale, the main character Chauncey had everything. He was a highly successful athlete, was soon to marry into a well to-do family and his world was filled with possibility. That is until one night he cross paths with a stripper, the sexy Apple.  Named for her shapely bottom and sultry dance, she mesmerized Chauncey and he gave it all up for her.

Now they are on a quest to find their way and break through the world of drugs, shady characters, and challenges of making a decent living.

This book is a wild ride into a look at the unintended consequences of living the fast life and discovering one’s path in a world full of noise.

Hodges notes that this book is already moving toward becoming a movie and he has cast some of the characters.

Hodges shared a sneak peek into his next book which centers on politics.  He admits that he is an independent and believes that there really is not much a difference between the two major political parties.  Taking a passage from his favorite author George Orwell, Hodges next book will be based on the future, the 2036 presidential campaign. Where as in current NASCAR drivers don body suits with ads, so will be the major party candidates. These talking heads are bought and sold by corporate America where in turn bear strong influence onto the political landscape. Sure to be another political thrill seeker.

Check out this book Involuntary Love of A Dysfunctional Soul, a wild mischievous adventure set in the sprawling southern metropolis of Atlanta and find out if you can truly save a stripper. Never a dull moment in the dirty-dirty, the ATL.

To follow Quan Hodges and keep up with his works visit: http://facebook.com/quan.hodges

Book Facts:

Involuntary Love of A Dysfunctional Soul

By Quan Hodges

2011 Outskirts Press 180 pp

ISBN: 978-1-4327-7630-5

www.OutSkirtsPress.com

 

Dr. Wilson Trivino is a speaker and writer for ABC Vision. He may be reached at T4Vista@gmail.com

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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