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Michael Silverstein's new wildly funny comic novel, Murder At Bernstein's, about a financial news billionaire who wants to get elected mayor of Philadelphia, is now available on Amazon in paperback and/or e-book versions.



 
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A Dyspeptic's Guide To Contemporary American Politics (In Verse)

"Nowadays, you can't turn on the TV without some talking head telling you about the economy. Yet, in a world overrun by 'analysts,' only one man has the guts, the brains, and, quite frankly, the poetry to put it all in perspective.That man is Michael Silverstein... Silverstein is a true intellectual." — Gersh Kuntzman, The New York Post

"Few people have found much to laugh about in the stock market this year. Michael Silverstein is the exception. The Bard of the Bourse can find humor in losing money, globalization and stock options." — USA Today
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Old big city political machines often ran remarkably well because the bosses who ran them employed a simple strategy: While corruption gave a few people with the right connections an outsized share of the goodies, everyone else still got the proverbial "taste." It's a lesson that has been forgotten (or disdained) in present-day Washington, accounting for the government's — and the economy's — growing dysfunction.

When The Many
Don't Get Their Taste

Income inequality, an economy two-faced,
Where the trickle down is treacle down, a fair shake been replaced
By disparities so outsized, fairness has been clearly chased,
And those not quite well connected are denied a needed taste.

When the idea all deserve a share has somehow been displaced,
Or forgotten or dispensed with or by politics erased,
Then a fundamental sadness can no longer not be faced.
A society so structured is society debased.

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Devil's Dictionary Of Wall Street by Micahel Silverstein

The Devil's Dictionary Of Wall Street
by Michael Silverstein

Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary was a delightful collection of quirky definitions, naughty verse and satirical pieces skewering an overblown and profoundly corrupt Gilded Age.

Michael Silverstein's new The Devil's Dictionary Of Wall Street applies the same approach to today's overblown markets and their puffed up denizens. Its hundreds of painfully funny definitions, poems, and encounters featuring Selig Cartwright, Goldman Sachs washroom attendant, will make you laugh—and think.


Fifteen Feet Beneath Manhattan ©2012

Fifteen Feet Beneath Manhattan

Reviewers have been ecstatic about Michael Silverstein's new book, Fifteen Feet Beneath Manhattan, and its kinky humor, calling it "hysterically funny and outrageous," and "a very funny sci-fi, gothic horror." It is also getting five stars on amazon.com.

His book is a wild riff about some very strange doings under the streets of Gotham in 1973. A criminal society has taken root there along with a pollution-spawned new chain of life, both of which must be destroyed by an elite, secretly created military unit headed by a guy planning a coup d’état.

All that stands in the way of New York City descending into utter chaos, the country getting a military dictator, and the destruction of our present natural order, is a bumbling alternative newspaper reporter with landlord problems, and a pistol-toting feminist with anger issues.

Joe Gandelman, Editor-In-Chief in Arts & Entertainment at The Moderate Voice wrote in his review of Fifteen Feet Beneath Manhattan:
"The only question in reading this book is exactly where has Silverstein been HIDING all these years as a fiction writer? He is a GREAT writer and enthralling storyteller whose writing packs a hay-maker punch with vividly constructed scenes and punchy, realistic dialogue — a writer who easily elicits a chuckle or two (or more)... I could easily see him selling a script to Hollywood."

"When I discovered the financial poems of Michael Silverstein I was delighted." — Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post

 


 
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The Wall Street's Poet's Best

Want to enjoy the very best work of Michael Silverstein, the Wall Street Poet? Check out this collection, Street Verse: 80 New Poems for Befuddled Investors [Paperback]. It's available new on Amazon from Silverwood Publishing (that's me) for $7.50 plus shipping. Just hit this link buy Street Verse, and you'll see this bargain-priced but brand new book. Buy it anywhere else and the Poet gets zilch.

It's a fun book, cunningly illustrated by Kay Wood. You'll enjoy it!

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Mike Silverstein
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