16 Slices: Life in a Collection of Short Stories

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AuthorHouse, Jun 5, 2009 - Fiction - 200 pages
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If you have time to read only one book, you MUST read 16 SLICES. The characters in some of the short stories may seem familiar to you , or, perhaps remind you of someone you know.

It is easy reading that covers a very wide variety of interesting, fast-moving subjects. The stories are short, to-the-point and complete.

The book is an extensive menu that puts the entire range of human emotions on your plate. The choices are YOURS to enjoy. The entrees are varied, palatable and satisfying.

      The full complement of experiences jumps off the pages, including  every day family involvements violence and the horror of war.

For those of you who like the unusual, you will be treated to a number of incidents that go well into the paranormal. And the romantics are not forgotten. Love comes in many ways and forms. The circumstances will surprise you.

Be ready to share the successes, the failures and the values that make people what they are. Share the moment with them or simply let your imagination run wild.

To give you a peek into the ingredients the author uses to spice things up, consider these situatios and conditions, some of which are true-to-life. Others are drawn from the world of fiction and imagination:

   *alcoholism and recovery *ssuspected infidelity *a bully meets his K9 match *assassination *unfair judgment by a father *double dealing within the CIA. The list continuesinto the paranormal, including: a mysterious vanishing Western town *strange noises and sights in a local school.

the book rounds out its menu with some really complex human journeys through the world of marital conflict, religious vocation in doubt, ,and so on.

You, the reader, are bound to find a tasty morsel or two yhat will tickle your taste buds.

Welcome to 16 SLICES.


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About the author (2009)

the author, Bob Frick, spent nearly four decades writing…not writing books, but many "how to" programs plans and courses for the evelopment of professionals, managers and executives. He recently published a number of newspaper articles as a "guest columnist".

Bob's work took a serious turn when he presented his thesis for his graduate degree. The intensity of his writing increased 'big time' when he developed a post-graduate level program for non-traditional education. Ask him and he'll say: "No. I'm not a teacher". He refuses to respond to the title 'Doctor'.

.Bob has seen the inside of many venues as a consultant, national manager, forensic investigator, safety coordinator and and professional  development coach. All this work (and time) has prepared him for writing "16 SLICES". Bob's wealth of experience and education back that up.

He draws from a wide diversity of occurrences and "conversational" writing skills. He says that he writes the way he talks. It is due to this cmbination of attributes that he captures the realism and the drama needed to tell a good story. Bob admits to having been a good story-teller for a long,long time and he does tell sixteen of them in "16 SLICES".


"I have waited too long to put my collection of anecdotes on paper", he says. "There are a lot of experiences (and fictioal tales) that I'm sure would make great reading for many people."

His family is large, covering four generations.  The combination of ages, diverse occupations and varied personalities provide Bob Frick with excellent opportunities. Some of his family involvement has helped to add flavor and "youch" to his writing.

Bob admits to being an education advocate but promises he won't teach or preach. He does promise to entertain and enrich the readers of "16 SLICES".


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