"Smart and dark."

- Angela H

"Clever and relevant.

A great gift for the humorous and slightly cynical!"

- Amazon customer

"Such a brilliant concept . . .

"Not only (or really) for kids--

brilliant and intriguing!

- Karen M

Darkly funny.

Very well executed.

Made me laugh out loud . . ."

- Andrew B

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APPROVED KNOWLEDGE FOR . . . 

Don’t let the title fool you. The “What Ever Happened to . . .” Series for the Young and Easily Influenced isn’t for kids; not yet.

These "children's books of the future" are for you, the adult of today who deserves them. Why? Because, despite the fact that everything you make fun of is now in power, you still hold on to those antiquated things called "hope" and "humor." Plus, if the bad guys do win and take you away to be drilled for oil, you can hand a kid these books as you go. "Here. This will explain it all!"

And when that kid asks what you did to prevent this madness, remind them that $1 of each book sale was donated to a great charity that fought for a better world. Maybe you even got an e-subscription and made it $1.50. What else could you have done?

"Clever and absurd. These stories will make you cringe to imagine them to be true. Love it."

- Jeffrey M

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- Amazon reviewer

. . . BUT WHAT DO I GET AND WHEN?

We get it. You're the type to sit home on a Friday night working on next year's taxes. You dedicate 80% of your paycheck to your IRA. You use birth control and practice defensive driving. Fine, Mrs-Look-Ahead.

What follows is a list of the 11 books in the "What Ever Happened to . . ." Series, as well as the day they'll become available.

07.04.19   Dicshunarees

11.28.19   Arguments

04.22.20   The East Coast of the USA

05.05.20   Mexican Food

09.07.20   Taking a Shot

04.22.18   Insects

06.29.18   Talking Out Loud

10.01.18   Safety

01.21.19   N/88les

04.01.19   . . . 

That's 10 of the 11 books. Can you guess when #11 comes out? What it will be called? What about book #5? While we're at it, what's the significance of each of those dates? So many questions, but we have to move on. 

"So good it'll make you stop regretting [some of] your life choices . . ."

- "Cody"

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. . . BUT WHO GETS THE MONEY?

We do. We made the things and sold them to you! Capitalism!

Well, actually, we get some, and the people who print the books get more, and in the end, it winds up filtered back up into the pockets of the wealthiest Americans. Before it does, though, we're siphoning off $1 of each book sale to some amazing causes. Each one has glowing ratings on charitynavigator.com. 

Time Well Spent

The Violence Policy Center  

Equality Now  

National Public Radio (NPR)

Common Cause

The Sierra Club

The National Immigration Forum

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Research

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

"Love the writing

Love the illustrations.

Love the idea of the series."

- Jonathan K

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IT'S GOTTEN VERY DARK. WHAT DO I DO?

When books first came into existence, we lived in a commercial world that moved slowly and clumsily, one where even books advertised as a “series” had to be purchased one-by-one. This prehistoric method of sales required unnecessary effort and fed into our collective fear of commitment. You can put an end to that by being decisive and choosing one of the subscription options below. You'll save money off of buying the books individually, help some great causes, and generally demonstrate your wisdom to friends and colleagues. And if you aren't happy with your decision later, just remember: happiness was futile and unsustainable. 

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ABOUT THE WORDS

JOHN MICHAEL MANSHIP (Words) is a playwright and actor from Raleigh, NC. He is the author of Cambridge Street and Off Track, the former of which is available at Amazon. He also wrote the book for the hit Boston musical, T: An MBTA Musical. 

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS

DAVE STINTON (Illustrations) is a writer, illustrator, and comedian living in Chicago. His book, The Sound of One Hand Withholding Applause, is available for Amazon Kindle.

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