Russell Gayer is a popular humorist who has published two books, The Perils of Heavy Thinking: A Collection of Humorous Shorts in 2014 and One Idiot Short of a Village: and Other Stories of Wacky Characters in Quirky Places in 2018. Both books are available on Amazon.

Want to laugh until you can’t breathe? You must check out these books!

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Welcome to Nasal Falls, home of Kowalski Cheese!

In the titular novella wrapping up this collection of comical short stories, readers join the tiny hamlet of Nasal Falls, Wisconsin, in their steadfast effort to become a bona fide Village. City leaders have discovered that one critical element is missing—an official Village Idiot.

Every village must have an idiot, you know. But where can you find a genuine idiot and how much will it cost? “Good idiots don’t come cheap,” says Treasurer and Councilman, Rip Skinflint.

An exhaustive search reveals a wealth of incompetence for hire but, in the end, it’s narrowed down to two of North America’s dimmest bulbs who compete as finalists. For the hamlet residents/aspiring villagers, the path to their goal leads through a wildly unpredictable obstacle course populated by a crew of zany, irrepressible characters.

It’s a hilarious journey, devoid of common sense, with a destination where every day is April Fool’s Day. From the funhouse that’s laughingly called Russell Gayer’s brain come another 13 wonderful ventures into wackiness. Pack up your troubles and set them out the back door—there’s no room for them in this nutty world.

From the warped mind that brought you The Perils of Heavy Thinking come more lighthearted snorts and giggles. This one will bring sidesplitting laughter into your life. You can thank us later…after you catch your breath.


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Meet the man Dave Barry called “My idol.”

No. Really!

  • Have you ever wondered what it was like to watch one of your children run for President?
  • Do you, or someone you love, suffer from an addiction to donuts?
  • Has an inept plumber ever escalated matters from bad to worse at your home?
  • Do you dream of writing the world’s greatest “How to” book, but don’t know where to start?
  • Is it possible for a common layperson (who barely made passing grades in science) to discover a previously unknown medical syndrome?

If you answered Yes, No, or What? to any of these questions, this is the book for you.

This collection of hilarious short stories and essays from funny guy Russell Gayer will take you on a wild ride from medical mishaps, to failing fishermen, GPS goofballs, and painful politicians.

Along the way, you’ll meet people who talk too much, think too much, and eat too many deep-fried, sugar-coated pastries. Pull up a comfortable chair and learn the secrets of mediocrity from the Master of Laziness and Procrastination.

He’ll teach you:

  • How not to skin a skunk
  • Why Classic is better than old, and
  • Who to blame when items around your home come up missing.

You will also meet Rachel Crofton, creator of the revolutionary new diet, The Food Triangle. Get in on the secrets of how to properly select and care for peeves as pets. Discover what you should expect your teenage daughter to learn in Driver’s Ed, and how to cope with the pressure of a mother-in-law named Cruella.

This book may not cure all the world’s problems, but it is guaranteed to provide hours of stress-free entertainment and laugh out loud moments. Even the most irritable funny bones will be tickled with delight.

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