Apocalypse Wow!: A Memoir for the End of Time

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Simon & Schuster, 1997 - Humor - 174 pages
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As the year 2000 bears down, the best-selling author of "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories", James Finn Garner, confronts a series of monumental questions: Will we remember to order new checks from the bank? Did our invitation to the Kennedy New Year's party get lost in the mail again? Are we all poised on the brink of worldwide enlightenment or complete planetary destruction? Should you really bother investing in that Five-Year CD?

"Tonight", in the unforgettable words of The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, "We're gonna party like it's 1999". The end is near... or at least nearer than it used to be, says Garner. Humanity is wracked by millennial panic and apocalyptic anticipation-- or if it isn't already, just wait until it reads Garner's latest (and last?). In it, he sets off on a slightly-to-the-South-of-skeptical pilgrimage in search of the truth behind the end times predictions.

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User Review  - mashcan - LibraryThing

A hilarious nonfiction book about all the times in human history when we thought the end of the world was coming. Read full review

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While it's a funny, cleverly-written book, it tends to dismiss religious beliefs, which I have. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

JAMES FINN GARNER is a writer and performer in Chicago. His previous books Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, Once Upon a More Enlightened Time, and Politically Correct Holiday Stories -- have sold more than 4 million copies and been translated into 14 languages. He has been published in Playboy, TV Guide, Chicago Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine, as well as the anthology Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own.

Garner finds his vague sense of dread more often a help than a hindrance in his line of work. He is not currently stockpiling provisions.

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