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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Finn Garner  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Detroit, Michigan

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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.


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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Apocalypse wow! :
ISBN: 9780743585781. OCLC Number: 746338149

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

The author shares his observations on the New Age world, UFO conspiracies, the Internet, the apocalypse, commercialism, harmonic convergences, numerology, and other topics.

Apocalypse wow! :
ISBN: 0684836491. OCLC Number: 36509637

Simon & Schuster,. .

The author shares his observations on the New Age world, UFO conspiracies, the Internet, the apocalypse, commercialism, harmonic convergences, numerology, and other topics.

Double indignity :
ISBN: 1499650817. OCLC Number: 904411414

[J. Garner],. .

Rex is begged to bring in an escaped lion and loses his shoe in the process. While getting the footwear replaced, he runs afoul of several characters on the streets of Top Town.

Honk honk, my darling :
ISBN: 1468087088. OCLC Number: 801538461

[publisher not identified],. .

In Top Town, a ghetto full of washed-up circus lifers in the shadow of a big city, Rex Koko is a pariah. Yet this clown's brand of chaos helps him solve the most heinous crimes, as he tries to earn personal redemption. Rex is hired by an aging trapeze star to bring back his wayward wife. Every time Rex comes close to finding her, other flyers come to gruesome and spectacular ends ...

Once upon a more enlightened time
ISBN: 0671534289. OCLC Number: 32517557

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

Once upon a more enlightened time :
ISBN: 0783815026. OCLC Number: 33043317

G.K. Hall,. .

Another enlightened collection from the bestselling author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories. Garner continues his mission to liberate our classic fairy tales from archaic, sexist, ageist, classist, lookist, and environmentally unsound prejudices with a new collection of humorous tales for readers of evolved consciousness. 13 line drawings.

Once upon a more enlightened time :
ISBN: 002860444X. OCLC Number: 32378464

Macmillan,. .

Includes "politically correct" versions of The little mermaid and Sleeping Beauty.

Politically correct bedtime stories /
ISBN: 028563223X. OCLC Number: 32747344

Souvenir Press,. .

Politically Correct Holiday Stories
ISBN: 9781452476384. OCLC Number: 940560541

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A NYTimes best seller in 1995, this book contains such stories as Twas the Night Before Solstice, Rudolph the Nasally Empowered Reindeer, and A Christmas Carol. It will help you celebrate holidays in an inclusive, culturally sensitive way that is much more enjoyable than a grade school pageant. Plus, the new story Santa's Ashes and Chapter 3 of Rex Koko. Private Clown.

Politically correct holiday stories :
ISBN: 0671719661. OCLC Number: 43134031

Simon & Schuster,. .

Recut madness :
ISBN: 1568583362. OCLC Number: 123438295

Thunder's Mouth Press,. .

Why suffer through another movie that offends your values just to get a glimpse of Nicole Kidman naked? Now you don't have to. Recut Madness rewrites favorite films for our polarized times. Whether conservative or liberal, red state or blue--your views need never be challanged at the movies again!