26 October 2006 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 6 comments

One of my favorite clients is a local theater company that operates a cabaret. The talent and productions are first-rate, and I really enjoy working with them. The company is called the Shadowbox Cabaret. Imagine Saturday Night Live at its very best, and you will get an idea of what I’m talking about here.

Anyway, a group of us (14, to be precise) went to see the show tonight. One of the guys in the group had asked me to bring him a copy of the Stuart’s Ride book, so I did. One of the fellows in our group was not aware that I was a writer, let alone that I had jointly produced a 400+ page book. When it was handed to him, he took one look at it, and loudly declared, “HOLY CRAP!” The whole group absolutely broke up laughing. I laughed until I cried. My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard.

I’ve had a lot of comments about my work. Lots of people have critiqued my work. I’ve had a lot of things said about my work–some good and some not so good at all–but I can honestly say that this was a first. I have NEVER had anyone say “HOLY CRAP” about my work before. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Steve Basic
    Thu 26th Oct 2006 at 11:12 pm


    ๐Ÿ™‚ Fine story. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Lanny Thomas Tanton
    Fri 27th Oct 2006 at 9:33 am

    Dear Eric,

    I am confused. I thought your book was about history not scatology–sacred though it may be.

    Best wishes always,

  3. Fri 27th Oct 2006 at 6:17 pm

    LOL, Lanny ๐Ÿ™‚

    When you told me the story today, Eric, I nearly died laughing about it the more I thought about it. Wish I had been there.

    We’ll have to put that up on the Reviews page of the website for our book.

    “HOLY CRAP!”

    I think that says it all!


  4. Fri 27th Oct 2006 at 7:09 pm


    LOL. It does indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Dave Powell
    Sun 29th Oct 2006 at 7:41 am

    Well, it is another sacred text on the Religion that is Gettysburg:)

  6. Mon 11th May 2009 at 2:28 pm

    i guess im not of the same mentality as the others, but i have found nothing in the statement that would make me laugh so hard my stomach would hurt.

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