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Growing Up Nerd By Bob Stanhope
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Growing Up Nerd is a collection of memories about a childhood that was spent in both the New York City suburb of Westchester County and at the New Jersey shore. It covers from about age 6 through... More > the author's high school graduation in 1965. The stories range from lighthearted topics like collecting baseball cards, early TV, and sports to more serious ones such as how to make a way through the complexities of friendships and school while trying to find ones true self. The specifics might be unique to the writer, but anyone who was once young and naïve will recognize them.< Less
Radio Daze By Bob Stanhope
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According to Wikipedia a mid life crisis effects about 10% of the population and occurs at approximately the age of 46. It’s supposedly caused by a realization of one’s mortality,... More > dissatisfaction with a career, maturation of children, or some regret over a life situation. For men it can last from 3 to 10 years and the American stereotype is that the afflicted buys a sports car. Radio Daze is a description of what might have been Bob’s mid-life crisis when he left a stable, secure career as a high school math teacher for a job in broadcasting. It details his experiences in radio (and a little TV) that started in college and then, after an 18-year break, continued until he was almost 50. Included are stories of good and bad bosses, eccentric and funny colleagues, strange business decisions, and the general chaos of being live on the air every day. While the specifics might be unique to Bob, the book makes it clear that broadcasting is a medium that attracts a very unusual group of people.< Less
Leftovers By Bob Stanhope
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In “Growing Up Nerd” Bob wrote about his childhood through high school and in “Radio Daze” he covered his career in broadcasting. Having enjoyed those books several folks... More > asked for more. Their comments led to “Leftovers”. These remaining stories deal with Bob’s career in teaching, his years making music with his guitar, and his theater experiences. With regard to teaching he talks about funny students and amusing colleagues. In music you’ll hear about his playing solo as well as his experiences with several musical partners and groups. The theater section contains a collection of tales about many of the plays Bob’s been in over the years. While he’s never made a lot of money or achieved what some folks might think of as great success, Bob has had quite a number of funny and, well, just plain weird experiences that should give you a smile.< Less
Growing Up Nerd By Bob Stanhope
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Growing Up Nerd is a collection of memories about a childhood that was spent in both the New York City suburb of Westchester County and at the New Jersey shore. It covers from about age 6 through... More > the author's high school graduation in 1965. The stories range from lighthearted topics like collecting baseball cards, early TV, and sports to more serious ones such as how to make a way through the complexities of friendships and school while trying to find ones true self. The specifics might be unique to the writer, but anyone who was once young and naïve will recognize them.< Less
Out Of His Past By Bob Stanhope
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This is the seventh of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In Out Of His Past, Parker continues to fail retirement. This time he's hired by his best friend, after the tragic death of his wife, to find a mysterious woman from his past. As a result JP and Doris are pulled into a confusing mix of family relationships, decades of secrets, organized crime, and murder. That combined with difficulties in their marriage stretch the detective in ways he could have never expected.< Less
Out Of His Past By Bob Stanhope
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This is the seventh of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In Out Of His Past, Parker continues to fail retirement. This time he's hired by his best friend, after the tragic death of his wife, to find a mysterious woman from his past. As a result JP and Doris are pulled into a confusing mix of family relationships, decades of secrets, organized crime, and murder. That combined with difficulties in their marriage stretch the detective in ways he could have never expected.< Less
Black And White And Dead All Over By Bob Stanhope
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This is the third of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. This time the detective's client is a millionaire business man who hires Parker to investigate his two sons. Surprisingly everything he discovers seems to revolve around their younger sister. What Parker eventually uncovers incurs the wrath of her vengeful ex-boyfriend, reveals the identity of the unwelcome new boyfriend, and exposes a sinister real estate deal. In a case that stretches all the way from a ride with Humphrey Bogart on his yacht "Santana" off the coast of LA to a deadly battle in the Louisiana Bayou, Parker manages to reveal a shocking secret that had remained hidden for over 20 years.< Less
The Other Cheek By Bob Stanhope
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This is the fourth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. Parker is asked by an old friend to accompany him to Georgia to take care of the effects of his recently deceased brother. It doesn't take Parker long to realize that the relatively young brother didn't die of natural causes. Soon they're embroiled in a case that spans across the millennia all the way from the Vatican to New York to Georgia. What was the secret that his friend's brother was willing to die for and why are people from all over the world descending on one little southern town? And what is the surprising final twist that isn't revealed until the very last page?< Less
Black And White And Dead All Over By Bob Stanhope
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This is the third of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. This time the detective's client is a millionaire business man who hires Parker to investigate his two sons. Surprisingly everything he discovers seems to revolve around their younger sister. What Parker eventually uncovers incurs the wrath of her vengeful ex-boyfriend, reveals the identity of the unwelcome new boyfriend, and exposes a sinister real estate deal. In a case that stretches all the way from a ride with Humphrey Bogart on his yacht "Santana" off the coast of LA to a deadly battle in the Louisiana Bayou, Parker manages to reveal a shocking secret that had remained hidden for over 20 years.< Less
A Bad Risk By Bob Stanhope
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This is the second of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In this case what was supposed to be a routine investigation for an insurance company during the summer of 1945 instead reveals something disturbingly sinister. Unfortunately Parker has trouble finding someone willing to take him seriously in time to thwart a menacing international conspiracy. Three shocking final twists punctuate a case that not only has him falling in love, but also endangering both their lives as he tries to uncover a frightening plot hatched out of the closing days of WWII.< Less