OOF: An Online Outrage Fiesta for the Ages

Award-winning novelist and cultural critic Strobe Witherspoon interrogates his own profession. It goes terribly.

“Wildly entertaining …Sometimes sad and sometimes hilarious, Witherspoon’s timely metafictional novel explores the ways (mis)information can shape public discourse in the digital media age.” – Booklife by Publishers Weekly

”Strikingly original …an innovative literary experiment that supplies a thoughtful commentary on the ‘discourse virus’ of our age …Witherspoon tackles a broad spectrum of media, including comically scathing excerpts from tweets, podcasts, blogs, and even academic journals and also keenly exposes the ways in which Strobe, the character, is implicated in his own online assault, due to his obsessive attachment to public life.” – Kirkus Reviews

OOF explores the role of satire in a society lurching from one ridiculous crisis to the next, where media outlets rely on clicks to stay alive and everything is filtered through a lens of anger and misinformation.

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Strobe Witherspoon just sold his latest satirical novel for a lot of money. The book in question, FLOTUS: A Memoir, is a fictitious autobiography about a former first lady of the United States reflecting on years of misery at the hands of her much older POTUS husband. When a chapter is leaked in advance of the book’s publication, an Online Outrage Fiesta (OOF) ensues via news outlets, blogs, Twitter, troll farms, and everything in between. Witherspoon has his life placed under a microscope. Family secrets are exposed. Now, an anthology has been put together to document Witherspoon’s downfall—and settle the score.
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”an impressive achievement of unflinching honesty from a noteworthy talent, as resonant and relevant as it is entertaining …OOF tugs at the threads that connect American cynicism with radical extremism and weaves a character-rich tapestry of insight …Each voice, whether of a New Yorker journalist or an Internet influencer, is rendered with uncanny fidelity. Perhaps most masterful is that key events are not depicted but merely alluded to, allowing the text to provide an elegant framework for a more personal story painted almost invisibly in the negative space.”– BlueInk Review


Meet Strobe Witherspoon

Witherspoon’s first novel, furtl, was a 2014 Kirkus Reviews book of the year selection. The absurd near future of that novel became not-so-absurd one year later.

Trump Dog: A Wild Tale of Lies, Hair Dye, and Dog Poop

“Trump Dog” is funny fast-paced political satire that takes place several years in the future when people come to believe Donald Trump was reincarnated as a dog. The main character is a struggling, down-on-his-luck freelance artist, named Jerry Kendall. One day Jerry goes to an animal shelter and adopts a big, rambunctious and unruly mutt named Mabel. Through a fluke accident, neighbors and the media come to mistakenly believe that Mabel is the reincarnation of Donald Trump. Even though Jerry knows this belief is untrue, he continues to perpetuate the reincarnation myth for the sake of fame and riches. However, all of the attention to Jerry and “Trump Dog” quickly becomes overwhelming as it wreaks havoc on Jerry’s life. He is confronted regularly with extortionists, attempted dog kidnappers, Trump haters, and Trump-loving fanatics. If you enjoy wacky political humor (especially liberal humor), Trump jokes, or dog humor, this short entertaining book is a must read.


Meet Jim Tilberry

Jim Tilberry writes short, funny, and entertaining books on topics as varied as vegetarianism, dating, and business. His latest book, “Trump Dog,” is political satire that takes place several years in the future. Tilberry lives and works near Chicago.

Fake History: The Wildly Inaccurate, Ruthlessly Manipulative, Dangerously Deceptive, and REAL History of the World - ASIN B08K3FHG68

Fake History is the textbook you wish you could have read while falling asleep in history class. It reveals the secret reality behind world history, including these incredible ‘‘fake facts”:

  • Noah and the Flood was the original political controversy over manmade climate change.
  • The famous general Hannibal rode war elephants during a historic battle with militant animal-rights activists.
  • Julius Caesar was assassinated by Roman senators for demanding bipartisan cooperation.
  • The Black Death was an Asian bioweapon of Genghis Khan.
  • Barack Obama assassinated Osama bin Laden because of an internal feud between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
  • And Donald Trump actually planned to replace the torch of the Statue of Liberty with a searchlight.

From Jesus Christ to Donald Trump, from Genesis to World War III, from ancient legends to alternative facts, Fake History takes a comic romp through the tangled narratives of history to reveal the scandalous truth of the world’s past and the incredible destiny to which it is heading. The provocative novel of “fictional nonfiction” takes the form of a mock textbook and rewrites human history as fake news. It satirizes the extremist spirit of the Information Age in all its social misinformation, political disinformation, and hysterical hyperreality.

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Queenie’s Teapot

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Now optioned for a movie! The perfect antidote to political blues.
A post-Brexit, post-Trump romp through the world of what-if: In a world where democracy has been declared no longer fit for purpose, a cohort of randomly selected British Republic citizens receive their call to serve in parliament. As the strangers gather to learn their tasks for the next three years, the Cabinet Support Team try to fit jobs to skills–but Queenie can’t do nuffin’. Naturally she becomes head of state. Together the new government muddles through, tackling unrest on the streets and a spot of global bioterrorism in addition to their own journeys of self-discovery.

Tetrastatum

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The future has finally arrived

“People will be immersed in the concepts of translating other parallel universe ideas into visual/image interpretations of external quantum relativity theories.” Stephen Hawking.

What if the laws of physics as we understand them are incomplete, only half of the equations that explain reality?

The world we once knew has been destroyed by man’s greed. The only hope to restore the planet Earth is Dr. Tim Smith. In the material world that once existed, Tim Smith was the head of the Quantum Teleportation Program at DARPA and a “Time Smith” in the non-matter thotonic universes whose shadows persist. Unfortunately, mankind’s last hope, Dr. Smith is quite clearly, insane.

“I think therefore I am,” says Descartes’s thotonic skeleton of the past. Tetrastatum is the ultimate test. We are transported through the tunnel of institutionalized insanity as helpless voyeurs perceiving existence through Smith’s eyes. Dr. Smith’s mental meltdown takes us on a journey as a “Time Smith” exploring the meaning of reality and the human psyche.

Don’t miss your chance to travel into the future in this stand-alone debut novel that unravels the conundrum of space-time, before it is too late.

The Teleporter

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What if there was a power like no other? What if one drunken slouch happened to stumble where nobody has stumbled before and discovered the ability to teleport!
Just when you thought there were enough super hero stories in this world, we made another one…
Kurt Wiseman is your average mid-twenties slouch with a serial thirst for alcohol, that is until destiny calls upon him to stumble where no man has clumsily stumbled before. By day he works for a familiar sounding, power hungry, media controlling, mega rich American businessman who represents everything wrong with society today. Whilst investigating this politically loaded story arc Kurt accidentally acquires a super power like no other. The ability to teleport!
Before he can think about saving the day, Wiseman must endure a journey of self-reflection by earning the trust of his friends and overcoming his greatest weakness, booze. Even if the path is filled with comic book cliché, inappropriate one liners and genre busting fourth wall action.
Not all heroes in this world are the same and with great power comes the possibility to go viral! This is a story that will unite humanity…
Kurt Wiseman is the Teleporter!