The Best I Can Do (Paperback)
Among the topics covered in this delightful read, John explains diacritical marks in a way that doesn't clarify their use at all; reveals how yoga makes him mindful of the time he could be spending doing something else; recasts popular love songs with lyrics revised by certain public servants who have been caught with their pants down (in some cases, quite literally); reflects on the aging process and how he plans to file an exemption from it, and uses some mad rhyming skills to point out the foibles of a variety of newsworthy events (including but not limited to the distressing actions of a certain former POTUS, as well as other headline-grabbing oddities). John's first collection, Selfie-Facing, was named one of "The Best Self-Published Books of 2016" by the Huffington Post (the only humor title so honored). Since then, he's chased after other prizes, including a MacArthur "genius" grant and the elusive Pulitzer. (Visualize, if you will, a writer doggedly chasing after his own tale -- er, tail.) And then there are the puns... John Branning is a humorist whose writings have left literally millions of readers with no idea who he is. A resident of Winthrop, Maine, his work has been featured in multiple publications and can also be found on his website: JohnBranning.com.