A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence

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More or less nonfiction, this raucously funny book throws readers the insider's curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the US effort on alternative energy. Part memoir, part energy adventure, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the serendipitous journey from musician - to college dropout (Bob left after three months to join an experimental band) - to experimental musician - to law school graduate - to space law pioneer - to energy cogeneration consultant - to clean air industrialist - to large wood sculptor - to scientific environmental thinker at large - and back. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the first energy or environmental book that makes no point and doesn't ask you to think, by a ghost of alternative energy past. Check out more cartoons and other extras at EnergyLaughs.com (www.EnergyLaughs.com). Music, energy history, long golf clubs, walking chairs and the other parts of the authors life can be found at BobDanziger.com (www.BobDanziger.com).

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Welcome to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence, the funniest energy or environmental book ever written. Whether you're a conservative, liberal, oil enthusiast, climate concerned or climate fatigued, there are a few things you might like to know about energy - and if you don't this mostly true story describes one hell of a funny adventure.

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"Bob's book is both funny and poignant and keeps the reader laughing and thinking. . . The audience [at the book launch talk] still wanted more." ---Highly Recommended; National Steinbeck Center, Colleen Bailey, Director.

Humorist and alternative energy pioneer Robert Danziger . . . has enjoyed more careers, and indulged in more laughter, than many people would experience in two lifetimes. Instead of a sanctimonious polemic or yawn inducing lecture, the author provides an endless stream of hilarious stories from the front lines of the energy field. Robert Danziger recognizes that many people find any discussion of alternative energy to be, at best, devoid of any humor whatsoever. The book stands as a powerful antidote to those who take their own beliefs, industry, and desire to lower global energy consumption just a bit too seriously.

To add to the delight, the book contains many cartoons that add visual comic relief to the written humor. --Blog Business World; May 15, 2010; by Wayne Hurlburt

* * * * Four Stars (out of five) "All of [his] accomplishments might make one think that Bob Danziger is a very serious man. Quite the contrary--he writes with a continuous twinkle in his eye and a hard-to-conceal smile on his lips. . . Danziger's storytelling ability makes this book a pleasure to read." -- ForeWord Clarion Review; May 5, 2010; by Kristine Morris

"Robert Danziger, the self-proclaimed "ghost of alternative energy past," has released a novel that dissects the energy debate using a tongue-in-cheek bipartisan approach that breathes life into what is normally a political hotbed. . . [It is] hilarious new animated nonfiction" ---Highly Recommended; Monterey County Weekly, Cessna in Flight, Melissa Cessna.

Terrific book - I've already devoured it on a plane trip to Houston! What a great and funny read, and you are so correct, it appeals to everyone regardless of their political or commercial "stripes"! ---Great and Funny Read, Larry Kellerman, alternative energy pioneer.

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Mike Kazaleh (illustrator). Paperback. 242 pages. More or less nonfiction, this raucously funny book throws readers the insiders curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the US effort on alternative energy. Part memoir, part energy adventure, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the serendipitous journey from musician to college droput (Bob left after three months to join an experimental band) to experimental musician to law school graduate to space law pioneer to energy cogeneration consultant to clean air industrialist to large wood sculptor to scientific environmental thinker at large and back. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the first energy or environmental book that makes no point and doesnt ask you to think. This is the first book by Robert Danziger, a ghost of alternative energy past. More than just a good time, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence by author, inventor, musician, lawyer, and all around good guy Robert Danziger, teaches readers aspects of alternative energies without moralizing, pontificating, or even advocating. A key player in the alternative energy industry for over thirty years, Danziger was the first person to eliminate an entire class of pollutants from a working power plant. To date, his efforts secured the largest energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction event in history, and what his book offers is team spirit, a bipartisan birds eye view of new energyand a lot of laughter. In twenty-seven chapters like See Your Two Swiss and Raise You One Jew, Kings of the Beach, and Give or Take 500 Million, this mostly true work of nonfiction recalls the authors career pursuing energy independence, music, and personal prosperity. He shares unbelievably funny stories about rocket scientists doing dumb things, why Uranus was renamed, and how a bowl of oatmeal helped get a five thousand pound satellite to Jupiter. He touches on solar ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal energy, ultra-clean emission systems, the climate change situation, and how it came to be that he garnered 60 million loan papers at the corner of Randolph and Clark, the exact spot in Chicago where, as a six-year-old child, his dad sold newspapers to support their family. It ends up new energy architects have to spend their share of hours in leather bars, and it helps if theyve worked as studio musicians. Readers also learn that its far better to let a lawyer choke on a chicken bone, then not dance on a train platform in Tokyoand that while we might not have all the answers to the worlds crisis, we should be glad that someones been taking notes on the funny parts. A cartoon contest for the cover and illustrations was held by Animazing Spotlight and entries came from all over the world. The cover cartoon is by Mike Kazaleh. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450557290

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