Book Blurb FridayThis week, the book I imagined is called "Investing or Gambling?" and I have chosen to feature one of my favorite writers: an old-time newspaperman whose columns were published as books and made into movies, many of which are still popular to this day. Below is my 150-word book blurb, starring Mr. Damon Runyon.
It is evening in New York. Although Damon Runyon always loved evenings in New York, and thought of them as the morning of his day, he does not like this evening. The weather is balmy but the traffic noise hurts his ears and the flashing colors hurt his eyes.
“This is very interesting,” he ponders. “I did not know ghosts could feel pain.”
Another sound hurts his ears even more than the traffic noise. All around him, people are complaining about the stock market. Wailing and bewailing, some of them—and some of them more than somewhat.
“You should have put your money on the ponies,” he says. Then he ponders again, “I did not know ghosts could be heard,” as people around him stop talking. Suddenly, they commence to loud remarking: “That’s right, I’m going to take my money out of the market and put it on a horse!”