They say everyone has at least one book in them. Unless you are suffering from pica, in which case you may have ingested several books and couple of magazines, also.

My newest book was published in November 2022.

  • The Best I Can Do
    • I strongly encourage you to order a copy from your preferred local bookseller — the link in the title above will direct you, which shares profits with local bookstores.
    • You can, if you wish, order from the Amazon behemoth.
    • You can read the Foreword here!
    • Here are some excerpts from some flattering reviews (the very best kind!:
      • “John Branning’s special blend of satire is remarkably astute and always hilarious. It gives much cause for thought and laughter, whether it arrives in essay form or in free verse. The Best I Can Do is very highly recommended… It’s by far the most hilarious read undertaken in 2022. If not 2019, 2020, and 2021.” ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
      • “Branning bills himself a humorist, but he also displays biting wit and scathing satire, as well as hilarious self-deprecating humor in his stories, commentaries and light verse. And he’s pretty darn funny, too. This is his sixth book, a collection of short observations on topics like politics, marriage, dentists, yoga, food, mangled language and the mysteries of bitcoin.” ~ Bill Bushnell, Kennebec (ME) Journal
      • “Writing comedy is challenging. In most writing, your first thoughts are usually good, subject to editing. In comedy, your first thoughts are just like everyone else’s thoughts, and since comedy is surprise, you’ve failed. Mr. Branning never writes his first thoughts. These entries are universally surprising and funny. Nice mini-essays, poems, and a great section on snarky comments about famous quotes. Not easy to do.
        “Humorous collections spanning a few years almost always repeat themselves. Even Dave Barry did that. John Branning doesn’t. A delight to read, from beginning to end.” – Scott Davidson, Next Generation Indie Book Awards Judge (My book won a gold medal in the “Humor/Comedy” category in the 2023 version of this awards program!)

And here are links to information regarding my other books:

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