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A Knack for Embarrassment

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Mayhem, mishap, and misadventure combined!

Have you ever wondered why a rock thrown flat never flies straight? Have you ever survived a night in a den of forty snorers? Did you ever blow up cuisine in the microwave and then try and hide it from your clairvoyant mother? 

If so, then these stories are right up your alley! 

Follow the author and his family and friends in their rollicking adventures as they sled down the dreaded Sleddin' Road, ride in a Volkswagen Rabbit that smokes more than a steam locomotive, and practice "Premeditated Bear Situation Thinking" while out in the woods. Just try not to laugh as you hear about the cutthroat cookie-decorating contest of Christmas 2007 or as the author guinea-pigs his younger brother in a game of spit wads. Reminiscent of Patrick McManus yarns, these stories are sure to get you laughing. 

Born in Idaho, raised on ice cream, and schooled in calamity and disaster, author James D. Beers tells the stories of his life from a unique and humorous perspective in A Knack for Embarrassment, his first collection of short stories.

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