A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Other Not-So-Secret Essays About Everything Else

A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Other Essays     CoverPaperback edition now available from Amazon and other online sources, direct from the publisher, Beaten Track, or from your local bookstore. If they aren't carrying it yet - please ask them to! For a limited time signed copies (woo-hoo) are available at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY

This new book combines two of my previous eBooks: the "A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey"  and my "Tom's Two Cents: A Collection of Columns" into one retro technology package - a real book! Something of weight and substance. Something that you can read and recycle or repurpose. Just the thing for propping up that seriously wobbly chair - try doing that with your Kindle.

Or what if you go camping, and run out of kindling? I guarantee the pages of this book will burn quickly and easily.

And without going into details, lets just say on the afore mentioned camping trip you run out of toilet paper? Well????

All in all, a most useful and potentially life-saving purchase. Buy one now and I'll throw in absolutely nothing else, because it is such a dang good bargain already.

But don't take my word, read what others have to say about the Secret Guide. Or, here is what a college professor and incredible author has to say about my columns:

When you're a cup-a-Joe guy in a latte town, how do you cope with the constant pretension and absurdity? By becoming Central New York's Dave Barry! Humorist Tom Paolangeli, winner of the 2004 New York Press Association Award, has assembled over 50 of his monthly columns from the Ithaca Times for your delight and edification. This collection's zesty ingredients will remind readers of a classic Prego tomato sauce commercial.

Ithaca, pace the Utne Reader, may not be America's "most enlightened city", but Tom Paolangeli is definitely Upstate's most entertaining humorist. Even if you have never lived in a remote college town, surrounded by ten square miles of reality, read this book. As the New York Press Association observed, you'll appreciate "the dose of common sense, and the laughs."

Anthony Di Renzo
Author of Bitter Greens

Right now this book is only available in paperback, but if you want an eReader version you can still buy the two eBooks it was based on: A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey, and Tom's Two Cents: A Collection of Columns. And/or if you want to read something funny for FREE, check out and subscribe to my blog.