James Finn Garner

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General Information

Name: James Finn Garner

Pen Name: None

Born: in Detroit, Michigan

Website: www.jamesfinngarner.com

Blog: http://www.jamesfinngarner.com/wordpress/

Email: velda@jamesfinngarner.com

Illinois Connection

Garner moved to Chicago after college.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Finn Garner's best known book is Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which spent 64 weeks on the New York Times Best-seller list, including six weeks in the top position. The book was also a best-seller in England and Canada, and has been translated into more than 25 languages. Its sequels, Once Upon A More Enlightened Time and Politically Correct Holiday Stories, were also best sellers sold around the world.

Tea Party Fairy Tales is Garner's latest book. At this time, it is available in Kindle format only.

Published Works

  • Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, Macmillan, 1994
  • Politically Correct Holiday Stories, Macmillan, 1994
  • Once Upon a More Enlightened Time, Macmillan, 1995
  • Apocalypse Wow, A Memoir for the End of Time, Cader Books, 1997
  • Once Upon a More Enlightened Time, More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, G.K. Hall, 1996
  • Politically Correct, The Ultimate Storybook, Smithmark, 1998
  • Recut Madness: Favorite Movies Retold for Your Partisan Pleasure, Da Capo Press, 2007

The Rex Koko Private Clown Mysteries

  • Honk Honk, My Darling, CreateSpace, 2011
  • Double Indignity, CreateSpace, 2014

Titles at Your Library

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Modern Tales for Our Life and Times

ISBN: 028563223X
Release Date: 1994-09-15

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Once Upon a More Enlightened Time

ISBN: 002860444X
Release Date: 1995-05

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Apocalypse Wow

ISBN: 0684836491
Release Date: 1997-04-24

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Once Upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

ISBN: 0028604199
Release Date: 1995-05

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Recut Madness: Favorite Movies Retold for Your Partisan Pleasure

ISBN: 1568583362
Release Date: 2007-04-27

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Double Indignity (Rex Koko, Private Clown) (Volume 2)

ISBN: 1499650817
Release Date: 2014-05-31

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Literary Awards

Chicago Writers Association's Indie Book of the Year Award for Honk, Honk, My Darling in 2011.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

James Finn Garner on WorldCat

American Diamond: Baseball, Pop Culture, and Our National Myths Program Baseball is the National Pastime, not only on the field, but in all forms of entertainment. No other sport has inspired so much literature, poetry, film, music, and performance. Garner explores the historic and literary reasons that drive this American phenomenon and how the Internet continues the tradition today. Garner, best known for his New York Times and international best-seller Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, also runs the fan-driven poetry/doggerel website, Bardball.com. (Teens and adults; 60 min; $200 with permission to sell books)


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