Join award-winning songwriter and humorist Greg Tamblyn on a journey to find humor, kindness and inspiration in unexpected places! His highly entertaining humor book of short, funny inspirational stories is guaranteed to revitalize any reader, and steer them to the path of hope and optimism. Filled with comical characters, improbable obstacles, and life lessons you’ll want to share over and over, the best thing about this book is that it’s all completely true.
Discover Bog Snorkeling in Ireland, and quirky inspirational characters like Patch Adams. Chuckle over thousands of birds inside a Mexican bus station, and floating a player piano down a river in Alaska. Learn how one woman healed herself from Lou Gehrig's disease, and the real reasons everyone should visit Kansas. (At least once, anyway.) Enjoy Greg's life lessons from the sewers of Paris, and the touching-yet-amusing way his family donated his father's ashes to the local golf course. Learn what NOT to give the Dalai Lama's official biographer, and meet Atilla The Gate Agent herself.
REVIEWS and QUOTES:
"In 'Atilla The Gate Agent' Greg Tamblyn strips away the seriousness of life, and exposes the humorous side we often miss. Tamblyn is a contemporary Mark Twain, who once remarked, 'I have known a great many troubles in my life, most of which never happened.' Buy ten copies of 'Atilla The Gate Agent' - one for you and nine for your friends. You'll make the world a better place." - Larry Dossey, MD, author of "Space, Time, and Medicine" and many other best sellers.
"It's about time Greg Tamblyn wrote a book. His song lyrics have been inspiring us for so long now. He sneakily delivers the insight and wisdom of the best self-help books, but is way funnier!" - Pam Grout, author of "E-Squared" and other best sellers
"A delightful read! Greg Tamblyn's ability to tell a good story rivals his exceptional talent as a singer-songwriter." - Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of "Oxymoronica," "I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like" and many others.
"Laugh and Learn on this travel adventure with a suspiciously healthy guide. Greg Tamblyn will provide you with some contagious ideas to help you turn the stuff you have to deal with into fertilizer for growth." - Bowen White, MD, author of "Why Normal Isn't Healthy" and "The Clinicians Guide To Spirituality"
"I just finished your book 'Atilla the Gate Agent' and loved it! 'Chairman Mao's Lighter' and 'Stand Like Water........'" are two of my favorites. Your wit and insight shine through all the stories. Thanks." - Ralph Diamond, Cape Cod MA
“Your book is good medicine. You have a little Dave Barry meets Mark Twain meets Harlan Ellison meets Hugh Prather meets Chuang Tsu vibe going on. As if they all got together and created an unholy creation (after everyone called them mad): you.”
- Rabbi Steve Vale
I truly enjoyed your compendium of true short stories. What a marvelous collection of essays recounting some of the inward and outward journeys you've experienced as you've traveled across the country and around the globe. I found reading your book such a pleasure. - David Brush
“I just got home from choir practice where I had your book tucked in a sleeve in my binder. As I was turning the pages, your book fell out and all the people around me recognized it! One person picked it up and held it up to many others nearby and said "Hey, look what she has!" Of course, that started a conversation of how much we enjoyed you! I almost got scolded for disrupting choir practice.” - Michele Day
“Greg, I am in middle of reading your book and just absolutely adore it! I cannot thank you enough for sharing your stories.” - Alex Newman
“A girlfriend and I were reading your hilarious book at bedtime. We laughed so hard at times tears ran down our faces and we couldn't finish our sentences. Others in the house were wondering what we were doing. I love the book and now have a 2nd copy to share with others.” - Mary Ann, Phoenix AZ
“Just had to tell you that I was feeling down and then remembered your humorous book I bought when you were in concert in Tacoma. Reading a different story each morning...feeling better. Read it just when I needed to. Thanks for writing it.” - Shelly, Seattle WA
“Hi Greg! I've been home sick for 2 days with a cold, and ran out of reading material. Luckily I found your book, which I had purchased at your concert. What a terrific, inspiring, funny book. Loved the stories of Evy McDonald and Patch Adams, and of course all your own stories. Thanks!” - Pat, Kansas City