The easiest way to describe the book is via the book jacket blurb about it:
“Downsized is a novel for our times. It depicts the story of three friends who struggle through hardship and adventure after they lose their jobs in a corporate downsizing event and are forced to reinvent their lives, both as expats in Costa Rica and as outcasts in the USA. Soon, they find themselves confronted by corruption, betrayal, blackmail, and a looming economic crisis that forces them to put everything–even their lives–on the line. Written in an earthy, contemporary style that combines elements of literary fiction, humor, travel, suspense, and psychological analysis, Downsized blends a variety of genres in the telling of this fascinating story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances as they “take the road less traveled by.”
I hope y’all will enjoy the read!
ps-You may contact me directly if you wish to have an autographed first edition copy. I’m sure that will be worth big bucks some day…:))
For many years now I feel like I’ve been the voice of a man “crying in the wilderness” by advising people to buy gold. If you’d bought gold back when I wrote that article, you’d be up about 50% right now: not bad, but not great, either, considering you could have done slightly better in the stock market.
Note: I first published this article two years ago. I am reposting today because my new novel, “Downsized” was recently rejected by a publishing company because of my politics, and specifically about one of my articles. I think this was the offending article. I’m republishing to stick a thumb in the eye of the publisher and to proclaim that free speech isn’t dead.
You’d think, walking around Stockholm (as I recently did), that Sweden’s national flag is rainbow gay. After all, it’s more ubiquitous here right now than the Scandinavian nation’s own beautiful emblem (a bold yellow cross on a royal blue field). Everywhere you look you see the queer colors: as a pennant on top of a hotel, a sign in front of a restaurant, and even flapping as ensigns from the ships in the harbor. The waitresses are sporting the colors on their suspenders, and the waiters have rainbow ties. Rainbow sunglasses, socks, and decals abound. Why, you ask, is Stockholm afflicted with such a bad case of homophilia these days?