Walden 3.0

Phil Fragasso

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Synopsis: If Steve Jobs designed a utopian community, had it filtered by Lewis Black and then painted by Picasso, it would look like Walden 3.0. Jacob Botticelli is a young reporter who’s been asked to tell the story of Walden 3.0, a secretive, self-sustaining community in Vermont with its own unique culture, educational and healthcare systems, religious beliefs, and economic structure. Almost immediately, Jacob’s head swirls with revelations that the monogamy of the "outside world" has been replaced with serial marriage; parenting is a communal responsibility; death panels are a reality; and everyone gets to be god for a day. The more Jacob learns of Walden's ways, the more uncertain he becomes of his own beliefs and the life he wants to lead. Torn from today's headlines, Walden 3.0 offers a worldview that will alternately delight and dismay pretty much everyone. Rather than the traditional Red State-Blue State blather, this no-holds-barred, Purple-State black comedy aims its sights on parenting, romantic love, higher education, gay marriage, universal healthcare, circumcision, the bloated legal system, organized religion, reality television, social networking, conspiracy theories, plastic surgery, and much more.

From the Author: Have you noticed that there's a disturbing vibe in the world today? There's a whole lot of shouting and name-calling but very little true discourse. And worst of all, there's a common assumption that anyone who disagrees with a particular belief is a moron, a heathen, an anti-American radical or - increasingly - all three. That realization was the catalyst for my new novel, Walden 3.0.

Walden 3.0 presents a dystopian community that teeters between freedom and repression, between individuality and conformity, and between idealism and cynicism. It's a work of fiction - with a little bit of romance thrown in - and it offers something to delight and dismay pretty much everyone - including myself.

And that's what dystopian literature should do - challenge our preconceived notions and thought processes and help us look at our lives and other people with a new appreciation for our differences and commonalities. Because, at the heart of the matter, we're all just people made up of thousands of shades of gray with very little that's black-and-white.

I hope you enjoy the book and I trust Henry David Thoreau and B.F. Skinner will forgive me for co-opting their Walden motif.

Thank you - Phil Fragasso

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