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A Confederacy of Dunces meets Catcher in the Rye as young Vijay Prabhu, freshly freed from his Catholic fascist indoctrination, appeals to Jackie Kennedy for liberation from his dung-­splashed existence. A comic novel about a boy growing up in India with an American Dream (a private jet, a million in the bank, a hundred women), a totally unzipped Post-­Midnight's Child, it has received wide praise as being one of the most daring, controversial, honest, exuberant, and hilarious novels ever to come out of India. Described as "humorous and manic" by The Independent of London, and as "very funny" by Kurt Vonnegut, the novel has also been adapted for the stage and played to many standing room only audiences. It has been published by major publishers in ten different countries and in seven languages.

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This is the author's personal story of accidental benzodiazepine addiction, which has turned into a lifelong nightmare: this book is a cri de coeur, or Impassioned appeal, on behalf of himself, as well all who suffer, most often silently, from this widespread but greatly underestimated affliction.

The slow poison in question, for the author, is Valium or Diazepam. This is also a personal story, and a story about medical ethics and terror.

Benzodiazepines, a class of tranquilizers and sleeping pills (including Valium, Xanax, and Ambien), are dangerously addictive; the author, exposed to a range of Benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and psychiatrists, tells the story of his unusual journey: for his own sake, for his friends, and for others who might wish to compare their own journeys with his.

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It is wrong to define any human being by the color of his skin, but in reality, many non-­white people in America suffer injustice and poverty mainly because of the color of their skin, or their historical disadvantages. And President Obama, who came into office on their shoulders, has disappointed many of them. With two more years as president, can he repair this record? Yes, argues the author, provided he reacquaints himself with the passions and dreams of those who elected him, honors his promises to them, recovers his soul, and resolves his identity crisis, his split personality.

In his introductory essay, “The Myth of the Post-­Racial Society, and Why Every Opinion Matters,­” the Indian-­American author of twelve other books reveals that he, the author, simply did not have a clue to what racism meant until he was actually subjected to it. He also adds that any opinion on race that does not proceed from personal experience does not have the same validity as those that do. . . .

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Benzodiazepines (sedatives like Valium, Xanax, and Ambien) are dangerously addictive, and unethical drug companies and doctors are causing the slow deaths of millions of people worldwide, the dangers being unreported. Quoting independent medical authorities, his own experience. Detailing the effects, he makes an Impassioned appeal on behalf of all who suffer, most often silently, from this widespread but greatly underestimated affliction and slow poison.

This is also an essay and inquiry into medical ethics, the practice of psychiatry, and the lies of Big pharmaceutical companies in America, and includes some notes on antidepressants.

A warning to the general public, as well as information on how to understand friends and dear ones, and the millions who have accidentally become dependent on Benzodiazepines, this book also speaks for all who suffer, most often silently, and appeals to policy makers and the medical profession to work towards ensuring justice to victims and to . . .

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With exuberant excerpts from "The Revised Kama Sutra,­" "The Killing of an Author", "Impressing the Whites,­" "Eaten by the Japanese,­" "What We All Need,­" and "I Will Not Go the F2 Sleep,­" the author of 12 books also presents his philosophy of writing and its emphasis on freedom, equality, authenticity, originality, and nonconformism..

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Conned Dee and Donald Ducksfeld “discover” the Al Stinkeroo, Iraq’s megafartacious SWMD, and demand that Iraq be totally disarmed—every steel knife in the country to be confiscated and replaced with plastic knives supplied by the Unholy Bottom Corporation, formerly headed by Veep Dick Shinyhead.

Black Humor and Anti-­War Political Satire, About 7000 words.

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The centerpiece of "The Pocket Coconut Bible (Je Suis Charlie Brown)" is the chapter, “The Fifteen Commandments of Indian and Nonwhite (Male) Success.­” These commandments are delivered by a White God, a compassionate god who lest you choose any seven out of fifteen commandments, and makes three of the Commandments optional. Nonwhites: Please Don't Leave Asia or Africa without it!

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What if a child, asked to go the f**k to sleep by its father, could respond in adult language? What if 5000 Indian yogis simultaneously dropped hot coffee on their laps in 5000 McDonalds to balance India's budget? How about selling used nukes to help balance the budget deficit? This anthology of humor is by the father of 3 boys and one Inner Brat that refuses to go to sleep or to grow up.

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Benzodiazepines, a class of tranquilizers and sleeping pills (including Valium, Xanax, and Ambien) that are often mindlessly and irresponsibly prescribed by doctors who have been sold on their merits by crooked drug companies, do more than enslave your body: ultimately, they can crush your soul. This memoir of survival might be helpful to someone facing similar challenges.

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The author traces the birth of his independent spirit to his admiration of the Scottish struggle for Independence, and then goes on to describe how a chance visit to Edinburgh inspired his third book, "Impressing the Whites"--­the revised first chapter of which is provided in the book. This is the first part of the e-­book series that provides a new version of "Impressing the Whites,­" which is no longer available in an e-­book form.

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