John Bryant's Books

If you are interested in purchasing one or more of the books below, you must order directly from the Socratic Press (Ordering instructions are found by clicking on the ordering instructions link next to each book description.) These books may also be special ordered thru most bookstores, tho this will be more costly, and you will not have the convenience of your order being delivered directly to you.

All books will be autographed free by the Birdman upon request.

Please note that a few of the books listed below appear in more than one category for the reader's convenience.

All books are perfect bound (glued at the spine) except for a few short books which are saddle-stitched (center-stapled). Most books are hand-bound, with the result that they may have unavoidable small imperfections.

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Introductory and General Interest Books

Explosive Revolutionary Ideas that Can Change Your Life -- And the World   (in 2 volumes)

Some of Bryant’s best short pieces, including samples from almost all of his books, plus a whole range of other goodies that will absolutely knock your socks off. This is a much-expanded version of The John Bryant Sampler (description below). 2 volumes - 147+159pp - $21.95

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The John Bryant Sampler: Explosive Excerpts From 25 Books of the World's Most Controversial Author

A small-size version of Explosive Revolutionary Ideas (description above). 149pp - $12.95

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The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations (paperback)

The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations (hardcover)

Bryant is the world’s wittiest, most penetrating and most quotable author. He isn’t merely better than such luminaries as La Rochefoucauld, Oscar Wilde, Ambrose Bierce, and HL Mencken — he leaves these folks in the dust. No author has ever come close to the sheer volume of Bryant’s quotable material, and only rarely have they equaled it in quality. But if Bryant is superb in his witticisms and cleverness, he is even better as a producer of original ideas — sometimes outrageous, sometimes merely shocking, but always some of the most stimulating and thought-provoking around. 250pp perfectbound - $14.95 (paperback); $18.95 (hardcover)

REVIEWS:

* I’m pleased to report that The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations was commended as excellent. Good writing, well presented, profoundly interesting: these are justly earned words of praise for a work [as] outstanding [as this one]. —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

* ... outrageously funny ... [his] work is so good [that] I dedicated [three newsletter] pages to samples. —Gene Hopp, MENS Advocate, Nov. 89, p. 1.

* [W]itty and often fascinating ... the book makes most interesting reading! —Dr. Albert Ellis, world-renowned author/psychologist

* [I]t was very entertaining. —Dudley Moore, actor

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Bryant's Law and Other Broadsides

A huge power-packed collection of essays on diverse topics, about a third of which have been previously published. Sample titles: “Bryant’s Law and the Bryant-Parkinson Trilex”, “The Case Against Halloween”, “Does ‘Prejudice’ Exist”, “The Funny Thing About Stereotype Humor”, “Totalitarian World Government: Why Is It Inevitable?”, “Systems Theory, Survival and the Back-to-Nature Movement”, “Female Problems: A Libertarian Solution”, “Liberalism, Conservatism, and Related Labels: What Do They Mean?”, “AIDS, Game Theory, and the Cost of Compassion”, “Eleven Common Myths About Diet and Dieting”, “The Male G-Spot”, “Adult-Child Sex: What’s Wrong With It?”, “Tennis and Superstition”, “A New Perspective on Cheating”, “Why I Should Get the Nobel Prize: Resolving the Allais Paradox”, “A New Look at the Gambler’s Paradox”, “Ten Things You MUST Know to Achieve Success”, and “To Buy or Not to Buy: That Is the Question, or, Rental Versus Purchase: A Cost Analysis.” Also includes a section of superb poetry. 384pp perfectbound - $17.95

REVIEWS:

* Bryant’s Law and Other Broadsides is a winner! ... The next step for the person who considers himself educated is to read [this book] ... It would be valuable to have a trusted philosopher to reveal concepts not taught in schools, a successful entrepreneur to guide our work efforts, and a mirror that reflected our self-image alongside the image held by others. Such is the value of Mr Bryant’s work — providing a kaleidoscope of seldom-examined aspects of life (but aspects which influence [it]); a brilliant colorful romp through the mental games we play with ourselves from a multitude of angles. It is enlightening and entertaining. ... I heartily endorse Bryant’s Law and Other Broadsides. It should be required reading before graduation from high school.” —Robert Russell, President, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (Note: The ISPE is a super-high-IQ organization significantly more exclusive than the legendary high-IQ group Mensa.)

* To say Bryant’s writings are controversial is an understatement. In these times of greater and greater social conformity, the ideas expressed here seem not only controversial but subversive, unlawful and dangerous. In other words, they’re very interesting. ... Nearly 400 pages by a fine thinker. From fluoridation to psychotherapy, from incest to the superstitions of tennis, Bryant writes cleanly, coolly, with a great deal of wise perception. Unusual essays radiating a steady truth that brings a moral shock of recognition. —Jay Bail, The Book Reader

* It’s a little gem. —Robert Anton Wilson

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Books for Success, Health and Happiness

The Most Powerful Idea Ever Discovered

Learn the secret of real power in your relations with others, plus how to achieve true happiness and satisfaction. There’s no mysticism or theology here — rather, this book is an original and profound set of revelations whose validity can be instantly understood and appreciated. More powerful than a “born-again” religious experience, but without the theological and ideological baggage. Your life will never be the same. Now with a new Supplementary Volume update. 50+20pp - $8.95

REVIEWS:

* I have read your book and found that it contains a unique Idea which can help many people improve their behavior, providing they become sufficiently aware of its value ... Your [systems-theoretic approach] is a brilliant one ... I feel that most of your readers will respond positively to your Idea. I firmly believe that your Idea can be instrumental in lifting many people out of the valley of darkness (ignorance) and up to the mountaintop of light (knowledge). —Joseph Abbott, Jr., author, Absolute Power

* I don’t know if [your] idea is the most powerful idea ever discovered, but I am certain that it is important. —Edwin C. Krupp, Ph.D., Director, Griffith Observatory; fellow, CSICOP (Note: CSICOP is the world’s foremost organization of skeptics.)

* Thank you very much for sending me your booklet ... I read it with great interest, fascination, and amazement ... Thank you for allowing me to share in your thought! —Kenneth K. Inada, Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo

* ... this book [is] a real gem. What it costs you is minor compared to what it will save you over your lifetime. —Daniel P Towle, DC, Health Consciousness book reviewer

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The Great Mysteries of Sex -- SOLVED! And Other Filth

There are few topics which are discussed more often than sex, and yet there is no topic -- with the possible exception of race -- on which ignorance is more profound. In this book the author fills in these knowledge gaps, which run the gamut from explaining the whys of sexual attractiveness to the largely-unknown techniques of having really good sex, combined with the discussion of a whole host of related topics from sexual politics to the hypocrisy of religious prudery, all written in the author's witty yet profound 'can't-put-it-down' style. 162 pp - $16.95 - For ordering instructions, CLICK HERE

 

Success in Marriage -- GUARANTEED!!! and The Secret of Making Friends -- and KEEPING Them

A full fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. This book tells you the secret of not only saving your marriage, but making it the best ever! No matter what the circumstances, here is how you and your mate — with only a few hours or at most a few days — can create the most solid possible marriage and the most satisfying and intimate personal bond. It’s all here in this small book. Plus how to use similar concepts to create satisfying personal friendships. This is not hype! The author has been very happily married for more than 40 years, and here are the unfailing techniques of his success. 33pp - $5.95

REVIEWS:

* I received [and read] your booklet on success in marriage ... What it says is valid, and it has the advantage of brevity. —David R. Mace, Ph.D., behavioral scientist, family specialist, and author, Success in Marriage

* I have read your booklet. It is provocative and informative. I have no doubt that your recommendations for success in marriage would be beneficial for those couples willing to try them. —Omar Stuenkel, author, Marriage is for Two: How to Build a Marriage that Lasts and Works

* Thank you for sending me your booklet. I read it with delight and found many helpful ideas. I thought your techniques on successful communication surely will help many in marriages. They apply also in business groups, parishes, etc., wherever human beings with conflicting personalities meet and need to seek openness ... —George Maloney, S.J., author, Called to Intimacy

* Thanks for sending me both your books [Success in Marriage and The Most Powerful Idea Ever Discovered]. They contain some very interesting ideas and I had real interest in reading them. —Dr. Albert Ellis, world-renowned author/psychologist

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Lose All Your Friends

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 57 pages - $6.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About THE MIND'S CONSTRUCTION But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought the Answers Might Change Yours

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 101 pages - $9.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND MISBEHAVIOR But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Misbehaving

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 119 pages - $9.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About LIVING AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought Your Quality of Life Might be Adversely Affected

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 113 pages - $9.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HEALTH, DISEASE AND MEDICINE and YOUTH, AGING, LIFE AND DEATH But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Couldn't Reach Your Bedpan

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITON - 86 pages - $8.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About EATING, DRINKING, AND MERRIMENT But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Were Too Full, Too Drunk and Too Depressed

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITON - 98 pages - $9.95

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Books Which Are Politically Incorrect: General

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN AND FEMINISM But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Called "Sexist"

Feminists get their due at last — roasted in the hellfire of John Bryant’s pen like no other author has ever done — or ever could do. With an introduction by Men’s Movement icon and Liberator editor RF Doyle. A Mortal Words Special Topic book - SECOND EDITION - 214pp - $18.95

REVIEW:

* John Bryant’s book is more than a collection of bon mots on gender issues — it is a humorous compilation of common sense on these issues. ... Bryant is eccentric, narcissistic (as are so many Mensans), iconoclastic and brilliant. Employing what might be termed “avant shock”, he does not pussyfoot. Bryant calls a tit a tit. I like that, and highly recommend the book. —From the Foreword by Richard F Doyle, Editor, The Liberator, and President, Men’s Defense Association

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND GROUPS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Called a Racist Sexist Ageist Homophobic Lookist   (in 2 volumes)

While conservatives come in for some criticism here, the main focus is on liberals, and particularly liberal racial politics. Totally, stunningly and incontrovertibly devastating. A Mortal Words Special Topics Book. 2-volume set - SECOND EDITION - 338+161pp - $29.95

REVIEW:

* Thanks much for the preliminary copy of [Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Liberals, Conservatives and the Philosophy of Race and Groups] which arrived yesterday. I stayed up later than usual last evening reading, with great enjoyment, a good bit of it. ... [it] [d]ebunks the pretenses of just about everyone (especially equalitarians) with some of the most refreshingly vitriolic insights ever offered in the spirit of Socrates. —Glayde Whitney, Professor of Psychology and past president, Behavior Genetics Association

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About BLACKS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Called "Racist"

Professional black and liberal whiners will hate this book, but honest blacks will recognize it for what it is — a harsh but long-overdue critique of the liberals’ favorite “victims”, and a clarion call for blacks to take responsibility for their own lives and stop blaming Whitey. A Mortal Words Special Topic book. SECOND EDITION - 208 pp - $19.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About INDIANS, HOMOSEXUALS, THE HANDICAPPED AND OTHER GROUPS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd End Up in a Wheelchair with an AIDS-Infected Tomahawk in Your Skull

More devastating thrusts at liberal favorites, accompanied by a raft of Mortal Words Birds cartoons. A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 77pp - $8.95

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Nasty Letter-Bombs: 150 Politically-Incorrect Unfit-to-Print Explosive Guided Missives That Shook the St. Petersburg Times   (in 2 volumes)

The Times has been one of Bryant’s greatest inspirations — for about three years its editorials and liberal slant made him so angry that he was writing an average of 2 or 3 letters a week in protest. And it was those letters which transformed a liberal Leviathan into a purring pussycat. The almost-unbelievable story is here, along with all the devastating letters. (There is some overlap of this book with the material in other of the politically-incorrect series). With a foreword by internationally-known Canadian columnist and freedom fighter Doug Collins. 2 volumes - 131+149pp - $19.95

REVIEW:

* Nasty Letter-Bombs is a joy to read. It is witty, penetrating and gloriously free of humbug. —From the Foreword by celebrated Canadian columnist and free speech advocate Doug Collins

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Should Liberals be Lynched?: The World's Most Controversial Author's Four Years of Middle-Fingered Salutes from the Pages of The Nationalist Times to America's Minority Bottom-Kissers and Loser-Lovers

Until differences with his editor caused him to resign, John Bryant was perhaps the Nationalist Times' most popular columnist. No one skewers liberals better than Bryant, and these are among his finest pieces. This second edition includes all the original cartoons! 119 pp. - $12.95

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The Politically Incorrect Wayword Dictionary

There is nothing that kills a stupid idea quicker than laughing at it, and there is no book which produces more laughter at Political Correctness than this book of Birdman's original "definitions", which plunges a razor-sharp knife into the heart of this seductive but evil monster. Excerpted from Birdman's The Wayword Dictionary: JBR Yant's Definitions from Hell (see Humor Books below for listing). For some sample definitions, click HERE. 61 pp. - $7.95 For ordering instructions, CLICK HERE

 

 

Books Which Are Politically Incorrect: Jews

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About JEWS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Called "Antisemitic"

There is nothing more taboo than criticizing Jews, as Bryant knows from personal experience when his regular column in the local Mensa newsletter was canceled as a result of pressure from Jews and their friends when he dared to use his column to publish one of the essays which appears in this book. And yet, as the reviews below make clear, honest Jews will be receptive to what is found here. It should be added that Bryant devotes several essays of his book to vigorously defending Jews against common slanders, and is unstinting in his praise for their many genuine accomplishments. This book is chock-full of difficult-to-find information, and will prove a real eye-opener for both Jews and gentiles. But don’t expect it to receive anything but hostility from the organizations of professional Jews, like the ADL, who make a living by singling out people like Bryant and yelling “Antisemite!” A Mortal Words Special Topics Book. SECOND EDITION - Perfectbound - 385 pp - $24.95

REVIEWS:

* (From the Foreword to the Second Edition) Enter John Bryant, a man who fearlessly probes the limits of the known universe. ... There is no taboo topic for [him] ... That this present book with rational clarity illuminates literally everything on the ‘Jewish problem’ is an achievement of which he can be proud, and of which Jews need not fear. --Dr Fredrick Töben, Founder, Adelaide Institute

* [E]xcellent and intellectually invigorating and even frighteningly stark and honest... [I]t is particularly intellectually rewarding to critique honest brilliance, seeing as it is (1) so rare (2) so challenging. --Leland Lehrman, indefatigable Internet researcher on Jewish & conspiracy issues, and prodigal son of the Weekly Standard's Lewis Lehrman

* I've received the book kindly sent by Mr Bryant; quite enjoyable, rather witty. Some of his witticisms remind of Mark Twain. Not an angry voice, Bryant's - actually quite cheerful. Would be even better if thoroughly edited. There is a difference between weekly column and a book; so redundancies should be removed - and this did not happen. But funny, no doubt! Thank you very much for this writer and this book. --Israel Shamir, Internationally-known Israeli author

* (On the First Edition)...[A] fascinating book. It is a wide-ranging work about which there is much to say. In general, you are honest and trying hard to grapple with a very difficult topic. You also have a good sense of humor which is always a plus. —Rabbi Mayer Schiller, author and lecturer

* (On the First Edition) I enjoyed your observations enormously. —Paul Gottfried, Professor of Philosophy and noted Jewish conservative writer

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Political Correctness, Censorship and Liberal-Jewish Strongarm Tactics in High-IQ/Low-Morals Mensa: A Case Study

REVIEWS:

* [T]his indefatigable author ... is no kook and certainly no coward. Bryant’s latest opus recounts what happened when his irreverent column on the occasion of the dedication of the US Holocaust museum ran in the high-IQ fellowship Mensa’s Tampa FL newsletter: Tampa Bay Mensa’s resident eggheads, unable to refute his arguments, cringing before organized Jewish pressure, dropped Bryant’s column — but maverick gadfly Bryant doesn’t give up easily! —Bradley Smith, Smith’s Report, June 1997. 69 pages - $6.95

* I found it worthwhile, witty and dealing with important philosophical questions about free speech." --Anders Malmquist, Mensa member

* You've provided a great service to humanity. --J.R. Molloy, Mensa member

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Books on Government & Politics

Handbook of the Coming American Revolution: Vital Secrets of Nonviolent National and Personal Liberation the Establishment Doesn't Want You to Know

For those who are anywhere between ticked off and boiling mad at our government, here are a set of powerful and original methods of achieving both political and personal liberation without firing a shot. Accompanying these is an expanded version of what Factsheet Five editor-publisher Mike Gunderloy called “The best explanation of classical libertarianism I have seen”. Plus three dozen of the author’s hilarious stick-it-to-the-bastards cartoons. SECOND EDITION - 199 pp - $18.95

REVIEW:

* Your writing is fascinating --Joseph Stumpf, President, Committee of 50 States

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Libertarianism: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

This book was originally titled Libertarian Dirt: Everything You're Not Supposed to Know About Murray Rothbard, Robert Poole and Other Movement Icons. It has now been retitled and expanded to almost 3 times its original length, and includes most of the original material along with a great deal that is new. Of particular note is a section devoted to Murray Rothbard's bosom buddy Lew Rockwell. A good read for both libertarians and others — no special knowledge is required to appreciate the spectacle of Rothbard, Rockwell, Poole, Hans-Herman Hoppe, Michael Levin and a host of lesser libertarian lights being drawn, quartered and burned at the stake. SECOND EDITION - 250pp - $18.95

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About LAW AND JUSTICE But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Arrested

A Mortal Words Special Topics book - SECOND EDITION - 113 pages - $9.95

REVIEW:

* Thank you for sending me a copy of your splendid compilation [Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Law and Justice ...]. In one compact volume you have revived and vindicated the art of the aphorism! —Michael S Greve, Executive Director, Center for Individual Rights

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought It Was Treasonous

A Mortal Words Special Topics book - SECOND EDITION - 334 pages - $21.95

REVIEW:

* I enjoyed much of your book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Government and Politics and a fair amount of the time agreed with what you were saying. Judging from your credits, you’re busy adding to the public debate and being very provocative in the process. —Linda Bowles, nationally-syndicated conservative columnist

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About ECONOMICS AND FINANCE But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought No One Would Give You Any Credit

A Mortal Words Special Topics book - SECOND EDITION - 157 pages - $12.95

REVIEW:

* I carefully read and thoroughly enjoyed reading your book [Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economics and Finance ...]. It was filled with much clever wit ... I found much of your work original, worthwhile and persuasive ... Lots of great stuff. —Charles Adams, nationally-known libertarian author and tax historian.

* I have finished carefully reading your book and found it VERY interesting. --Patrick McNally, Professor (ret), Tokyo Economics University

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Called a Capitalist Tool

Bryant again takes the liberal/left to the woodshed with this devastating series of uppercuts to their wooly-brained orthodoxy. A Mortal Words Special Topics book - SECOND EDITION -73 pages - $7.95

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Books on Science, Philosophy, Religion and Morality

Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to Personal and Social Philosophy, the Philosophy of Mind, and the Problems of Artificial Intelligence

This is Bryant’s magnum opus, and constitutes a totally new and revolutionary approach to philosophy via the science of systems theory. This book begins a new era in philosophy, and is required reading for anyone who wants to understand philosophy’s “big questions” — from the purpose of life, the nature of consciousness and the implications of artificial intelligence to the origin of money, the nature of religion, the processes of politics, and the mechanisms of humor and sexual attraction. Tho treating many complex topics, the writing is clear and easy to understand. A quantum leap into the 21st century. 278pp - perfectbound - $29.95 (paperback - save $7 off the University Press of America price!) Note: A hardback edition of this book is available from University Press of America

Here is a more complete description taken from the back cover.

REVIEWS:

* Many thanks for [the] copy of your book [Systems Theory], which I have read with much interest, delight and profit. —Hans J Eysenck, internationally famous author/psychologist

* I read John Bryant’s book Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy with great interest and enjoyment. ... It is vital that we begin to develop a scientific philosophy that is informed by a knowledge of modern Information Science. Too few modern thinkers have an awareness of the philosophic implications of such disciplines as computing, cybernetics and neurology. Modern thought will not progress until it takes on board such implications. This book by Bryant is one of the first to do so. It deserves to be widely read. —Geoff Simons, former Chief Editor at the National Computing Centre, Manchester, England; author of 20 books on computers, robots and scientific philosophy

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The Most Powerful Idea Ever Discovered

Learn the secret of real power in your relations with others, plus how to achieve true happiness and satisfaction. There’s no mysticism or theology here — rather, this book is an original and profound set of revelations whose validity can be instantly understood and appreciated. More powerful than a “born-again” religious experience, but without the theological and ideological baggage. Your life will never be the same. Now with a new Supplementary Volume update. 50+20pp - $8.95

REVIEWS:

* I have read your book and found that it contains a unique Idea which can help many people improve their behavior, providing they become sufficiently aware of its value ... Your [systems-theoretic approach] is a brilliant one ... I feel that most of your readers will respond positively to your Idea. I firmly believe that your Idea can be instrumental in lifting many people out of the valley of darkness (ignorance) and up to the mountaintop of light (knowledge). —Joseph Abbott, Jr., author, Absolute Power

* I don’t know if [your] idea is the most powerful idea ever discovered, but I am certain that it is important. —Edwin C. Krupp, Ph.D., Director, Griffith Observatory; fellow, CSICOP (Note: CSICOP is the world’s foremost organization of skeptics.)

* Thank you very much for sending me your booklet ... I read it with great interest, fascination, and amazement ... Thank you for allowing me to share in your thought! —Kenneth K. Inada, Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo

* ... this book [is] a real gem. What it costs you is minor compared to what it will save you over your lifetime. —Daniel P Towle, DC, Health Consciousness book reviewer

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SUPERSTITION But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You'd Be Excommunicated, Cursed and Denied Your Research Grant

This book is one of the best, most devastating and most incisive attacks on religion ever made, but it is also one of the strongest attacks on what passes for “science” in the present day. It is particularly directed at the so-called “skeptics” and their very unscientific dismissal of psi, UFOs and the like. Seekers of truth will love this book; “true believers” — whether of the religionist or scientific stripe — will hate it. A Mortal Words Special Topics Book. SECOND EDITION - 279pp - $19.95

REVIEWS:

* ... I have read and enjoyed much of what you’ve written. —Jerome Clark, editor, International UFO Reporter

* I enjoyed reading your book Religion Science and Superstition. It is full of witticisms and bons mots ... Keep up the good work, even if CSICOP is determined to boycott you. —John Beloff, editor, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and Professor of Psychology, University of Edinburgh

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHERS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought You Should Be Philosophical About It

Penetrating observations on philosophy by a “philosopher’s philosopher”, plus a large collection of the author’s correspondence in which he takes other philosophers to the woodshed. A Mortal Words Special Topics Book. SECOND EDITION - 188 pp - $14.95

REVIEW:

"In sum: this is a fascinating tract just to browse around in. Perhaps we should be alarmed that it is only one of roughly 40! For whether we agree or disagree with Bryant, whether we think he’s a genius or just a megalomaniac (despite the “conduit” disclaimer), there’s enough here to suggest that Bryant’s material deserves more than a passing glance. After giving it such a glance, I found it hard to put down." --Steven Yates, PhD

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Humor Books

The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations (paperback)

The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations (hardcover)

Bryant is the world’s wittiest, most penetrating and most quotable author. He isn’t merely better than such luminaries as La Rochefoucauld, Oscar Wilde, Ambrose Bierce, and HL Mencken — he leaves these folks in the dust. No author has ever come close to the sheer volume of Bryant’s quotable material, and only rarely have they equaled it in quality. But if Bryant is superb in his witticisms and cleverness, he is even better as a producer of original ideas — sometimes outrageous, sometimes merely shocking, but always some of the most stimulating and thought-provoking around. 250pp perfectbound - $14.95 (paperback); $18.95 (hardcover)

REVIEWS:

* I’m pleased to report that The Mortal Words of J.B.R. Yant and Other Irritations was commended as excellent. Good writing, well presented, profoundly interesting: these are justly earned words of praise for a work [as] outstanding [as this one]. —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

* ... outrageously funny ... [his] work is so good [that] I dedicated [three newsletter] pages to samples. —Gene Hopp, MENS Advocate, Nov. 89, p. 1.

* [W]itty and often fascinating ... the book makes most interesting reading! —Dr. Albert Ellis, world-renowned author/psychologist

* [I]t was very entertaining. —Dudley Moore, actor

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The Wayword Dictionary: JBR Yant's Definitions From Hell

The humorous and devastating “definitions” of this book will raise eyebrows, temperatures, Hell and lots of laughs. What Ambrose Bierce started with his Devil’s Dictionary, John Bryant continues, only better. Here are some sample definitions. SECOND EDITION - 240 pp - $17.95

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Barryations: John Bryant Kicks Butt on Dave Barry's Turf

If you think Dave Barry is funny, you’ll find John Bryant hilarious. In part that’s because Bryant says things Barry could never say, either because the prudes would complain, or else the political correctees would. SECOND EDITION - 55 pages with cartoons - $6.95

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The Mortal Words Birds Politically-Incorrect Scientifically- Unsupported Treasonous Government-Bashing Libertarian Cartoon Book

This book, which is subtitled 250 No-Holds-Barred Cartoons By the World’s Most Controversial Author that Will Make the Establishment Have an Accident in Its Pants, contains every one of the (in)famous Mortal Words Birds cartoons drawn before 1997 — the same ones that Bunny Hoest (of Parade Magazine’s “Howard Huge” cartoon strip fame) said made her “laugh out loud”, and the same ones that caused “racist” Instauration magazine to be denounced. Many of these cartoons have appeared in the finest magazines of the alternative press; many more could not possibly appear anywhere — except here, that is. Uproarious, devastating and mind-bending. SECOND EDITION - 128 pages - $15.95

REVIEW:

* The cartoons are hilarious! --Larry Williams, author, white rights activist & political prisoner

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Thought that People Would Throw Things At Your Place

A Mortal Words Special Topics book. 155 pages - SECOND EDITION - $10.95

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A Cynic Looks at Christmas And Other Sacred-Cow Holidays

A humorous book, yes, but also one that is deadly serious in laying to rest the myths, lies and nonsense that have grown up around the year-end Silly Season of Christmas/ New-Year's/ Solstice/ Saturnalia/ Hanukka/ Kwanzaa/ Whatever. And while it seems unnecessary to say so, this book makes a great Christmas (or Whatever) present. A Mortal Words Special Topics book. 40 pages. $6.95

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Books on Literature, Language & Communication

Better Than Shakespeare: A Modern Author Demonstrates Shakespeare's Incompetence and the Establishment's Corruption By Rewriting the Shakespearian Sonnets and the Poetry of Other Major Authors

After reading this book, the reader will be left with absolutely no doubt that not only is Shakespeare vastly overrated, but that Bryant, in rewriting the Shakespearian sonnets, has produced a body of work which is truly deserving of the praise that has been traditionally given to Shakespeare. Unbelievable? Then see for yourself. And while you’re at it, you can read some of the greatest love poetry ever written. 120pp - $12.95

REVIEWS:

* Better Than Shakespeare is one of the best books I have read in some time. It is marvelous. You have written an exceptional book, Mr Bryant, a well written and highly entertaining book, a book that will be quoted for years to come. I loved reading it. —Leon Jones, Literary Agent

* I liked your sonnets better than Will[iam Shakespeare]’s though they sometimes differ from the message he labors to put across. Thank you for the opportunity to [read your book]. —Harold Rivkind, PhD, educator

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Leaves of Grass: A Legal High of Humorous and Serious Poetry

Lots of laughs, lots of shocks. Find out why Bryant is an award-winning poet, and one of the best around. SECOND EDITION - 84pp - $8.95

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Words as Smoking Guns: What Vocabulary Teaches Us That the Establishment Doesn't Want Us To Know

The things you can learn from the study of vocabulary are quite unbelievable. They include a lot of dirty little secrets that have been suppressed, but whose footprints can be divined by the careful observer. What was once merely the author’s hobby eventually became a book in which his observations and research painted an entirely different picture from what they teach you in school. Written in Bryant’s inimitable laff-a-minute style. 92 pp - $10.95

REVIEW:

"With his strikingly original approach to word origins, John Bryant tells us a great deal about what we did not know we knew about our deepest humanity." -- Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION But Were Afraid to Ask Because You Were Tongue-Tied

Another book about the dirty little secrets that a study of language reveals, plus many other penetrating observations on language, communication and similar subjects. A Mortal Words Special Topics book. SECOND EDITION - 180pp - $13.95

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Information, Free Speech, Censorship and Truth

A treasure-trove of ideas and quotable material for lovers of free speech and truth. SECOND EDITION - 152pp - $11.95

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