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Life at DrTom's: Mostly Humorous Anecdotes by a Mostly Retired Cornell Professor
by Thomas A. Gavin
Description: Are you in the mood for some light, fun reading? "Life at DrTom's" is a diverse
collection of easy-to-digest anecdotes about human and animal behavior, spanning five decades and four continents. I have always enjoyed watching people and thinking about the curious things we think and say. Then, put a humorous or philosophical spin on those observations and life becomes really interesting.
For nearly 30 years, DrTom had to win over the toughest audience a human can face---a room full of 19-year old college students; he has mastered the technique of overcoming short attention spans. If you don't think the download is worth the price, DrTom will do his best to refund every single byte. All you need to do is return all the chuckles (postage prepaid) to DrTom.
What some are saying!
"It's rare today to read a book of essays that is funny and
insightful, but not snarky. So much of what passes for humor now has a
nasty edge. Tom Gavin's book leaves you laughing, thinking and wishing
you could spend a few hours bending an elbow with
the author." Mark Levine, Ithaca, NY, bestselling author of Second Acts, Die Broke and Lifescripts
"I am still enjoying your book immensely! I read it every night for the first few weeks after downloading it and got about half way through, then was reading some books from the library, gifts, etc. And now I am back reading it with a vengeance! You are such a captivating writer. As soon as I get to the end of one story, I cannot wait to read the next. And what I love most about it is how universal it is. Every now and then I read some to my parents (like I used to read your blog to them sometimes in college) and we all could relate. It really is a fabulous book and look forward to seeing what you write next! Anything in the works?
Also, I just read your story about birding "au naturale" last night. Nick was wondering what was so funny as to make water almost come out my nose. That was a good one. Although it was hilarious because it doesn't surprise me in the least that you would do that." Sydney B., Chicago, IL
I totally enjoyed reading your book. I read many excerpts
to Bruce and we both laughed and have said to each other several times
“Buck up, kid!” At some points while I was reading the book, I was
giggling and laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. Thanks so much for
sharing your humor and nature with us." Linda C., Fargo, ND
"I found myself actually laughing out loud as I was reading this book,
while it remained educational and honest throughout. You don't have to
be a naturalist to enjoy Dr. Tom's observations of the natural and human
world. Whether it is a compost pile or a human relationship, Dr. Tom
picks out the little details in life that are often overlooked. Each
entry was short enough that it kept my interest and are organized
together in sections. I have already bought a copy for several of my
friends and highly recommend this book." Markell R., Hanover, NH
"This book is really great. I wish I had written it!" Thomas G., Ithaca, NY