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Author: James Finn Garner Narrator: James Finn Garner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1997 ISBN: 9780743541633
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As the year 2000 bears down, the best-selling author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, James Finn Garner, confronts a series of monumental questions: Will we remember to order new checks from the bank? Did our invitation to the Kennedy New Year's party get lost in the mail again? Are we all poised on the brink of worldwide enlightenment or complete planetary destruction? Should you really bother investing in that Five-Year CD?

"Tonight," in the unforgettable words of The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, "We're gonna party like it's 1999." The end is near...or at least nearer than it used to be, says Garner. Humanity is wracked by millennial panic and apocalyptic anticipation -- or if it isn't already, just wait until it reads Garner's latest (and last?). In it, he sets off on a slightly-to-the-South-of-skeptical pilgrimage in search of the truth behind the end times predictions.

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  • “A fun read for those not busy stockpiling provisions.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rian | 6/30/2013

    " This is a comic non-fiction book about all the times in history that people thought the end of the world was coming. I didn't actually listen to the book on tape version, but that was the only version they had listed here. Great, funny, good info, lets you know just how stupid people are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorenjwm2 | 1/6/2013

    " The story( or should i say the author?) is kinda bizzare. At one times, you could find yourself pusing your mouth, or be twisted in amusement. Well, i do laugh a lot here..But i cannot finish the book..Too deep..haha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 11/3/2012

    " A funny account of all the ways in which the apocalypse will happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 5/15/2011

    " I read this in 2000. I laughed myself to stitches! No really! Maybe it was a sign of the times, but almost every line seemed hilarious in a sly, twisty(not twisted) kind of way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 11/20/2010

    " Laughed myself silly with this humorous take on the end of the world. Didn't know a thing about it when I spotted it in a Wal-Mart, but bought it and took it home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 8/5/2009

    " Laughed myself silly with this humorous take on the end of the world. Didn't know a thing about it when I spotted it in a Wal-Mart, but bought it and took it home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rian | 4/4/2009

    " This is a comic non-fiction book about all the times in history that people thought the end of the world was coming. I didn't actually listen to the book on tape version, but that was the only version they had listed here. Great, funny, good info, lets you know just how stupid people are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 3/19/2009

    " A funny account of all the ways in which the apocalypse will happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorenjwm2 | 10/6/2008

    " The story( or should i say the author?) is kinda bizzare. At one times, you could find yourself pusing your mouth, or be twisted in amusement. Well, i do laugh a lot here..But i cannot finish the book..Too deep..haha "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 9/24/2008

    " I read this in 2000. I laughed myself to stitches! No really! Maybe it was a sign of the times, but almost every line seemed hilarious in a sly, twisty(not twisted) kind of way. "

About the Author

Author James Finn Garner

James Finn Garner is a former columnist with Chicago Magazine and has broadcast commentaries on NPR. His best known book Politically Correct Bedtime Stories spent 64 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, including six weeks in the top position. His novel Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery was voted Book of the Year for Nontraditional Fiction by the Chicago Writers Association. His other books include Recut Madness: Favorite Films Retold for Your Partisan Pleasure and Apocalypse WOW: A Memoir for the End of Time.