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Book Introduction: TurboJetSlams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God

I have a book introduction for you this week! Jass Richards stops by to talk about her book, TurboJetSlams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God. I've actually read this one, and it is a humorous mix of story and philosophy-tinged thought about what we owe each other. Below, Jass explains what made her write it.

TurboJetSlams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God

TurbuJetSlams book cover, which features a cartoon of two kids on a JetSki

My primary reason for writing this book was to inspire a bit more respect for others’ quality of life.  I find that we are living in a culture of less civility and more ‘entitlement’—people have gone overboard with rights talk and now often claim they have the right to do whatever they want (especially when on their own property).  They forget that their right to X stops at someone else’s right to Y; in the words of someone philosophical, ‘Your right to freedom of movement stops at my nose.’  In other words, rights are not absolute; they are often in conflict and we need to figure whose rights or which rights should take priority when.

Exacerbating this is that we seem to priortize the physical, forgetting that the visual and audio can be just as intrusive, just as much a trespass on other people’s space.

Of course, there was also the environmental motive—we mistakenly think that ‘cottage country’ is pure and will, somehow, always stay that way—though I think that ship has sailed.

Also, I hoped to speak for other people who are just as angry and just as dismayed at the demise of the little natural beauty that remains, especially when it is being destroyed by idiots for no good reason. 

Lastly, TurboJetslams:Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God was personal therapy: I tried to turn tears of frustration and screams of anger into laughter.   And since almost all of the triggering events in TurboJetslams actually happened, it was a stay-out-jail card: writing about what I really wanted to do kept me from actually doing it.

TurboJetSlams is available at Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, iBooks, Indigo, and Smashwords

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