Professor Writes of Secret Relationship with Arab Student in The Imperfect Enjoyment

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Author of Controversial New Book that Explores Bachelorhood and Interracial Relationships is on Promotional Tour

Author and San Diego State University adjunct professor Dewan W. Gibson has released The Imperfect Enjoyment (Irc Books, 2009), a nonfiction humor book about his secret relationship with a Middle Eastern undergraduate. In this vivid and humorous story, Gibson describes his attempts to overcome this forbidden love affair by jumping into an office fling gone wrong, traveling across the world to Denmark in hopes of meeting "Ms. Booty Mama" and musing over the interracial relationships between his African-American uncles and "rural white women that wore 1980's big bangs and resembled Guns N' Roses groupies." Critics have said the following about The Imperfect Enjoyment:

"Ladies may question how relatable this book is to their own lives, and whether the read will be enjoyable, or just a confusing testosterone trip. On the contrary, the book is an insightful look into the bachelor's psyche, and a helpful way to decipher the questionable impulses men act upon…the book itself is superbly written in a format that will encourage even the most lethargic readers to press on."
-THE SOUTH END NEWS

"So if you enjoy reliving your glory dates, past ups and downs, and are candid enough to admit that your enjoyments in life especially as it relates to the opposite sex, were best described as imperfect, then this is the book for you…Yes, the book is that good."
-ROBERT SALAAM (THEAMERICANMUSLIM.NET)

The Imperfect Enjoyment is among the top 100 books in the "Love, Sex & Humor" category on Amazon.com and has been a top seller on a number of college campuses. The author is now on a promotional tour that included a recent stop on "The Young Turks" show. More information about this title and the author can be found at http://www.imperfectenjoyment.com. Please contact Donald Beyer for a free review copy or to interview Mr. Gibson.

ABOUT THE IMPERFECT ENJOYMENT: When college instructor Dewan Gibson leaves the Midwest for California, he expects to find a world of breast implants, beer and beaches. Instead he enters a secret and ill-fated romance with a Middle Eastern undergraduate. In this vivid and humorous memoir, Gibson describes his attempts to overcome his forbidden love affair by jumping into an office fling gone wrong (Tijuana Mornings), traveling across the world to Denmark in hopes of meeting "Ms. Booty Mama" (Arhus Ain't for Lovers) and musing over the interracial relationships between his African-American uncles and "rural white women that wore 1980's big bangs and resembled Guns N' Roses groupies" (Too Much Tupac). Toeing the line between stable adulthood and post-college debauchery, Gibson presents a comically honest look at the frailty of modern relationships. Poignant, witty and at times downright hilarious--The Imperfect Enjoyment is a story of toxic relationships and the search for a second chance at love that enlightens and amuses as very few books do.

ABOUT IRC BOOKS: Founded in 2007, Irc Books is an independent publisher of humor and pop-culture books primarily aimed toward young adults.

Book Title: The Imperfect Enjoyment

Author's Name: Dewan W. Gibson

Publisher: Irc Books

Page Count: 173

Format: Paperback

Cost: $10.95

ISBN: 9780615225883

Genre: Humor/Memoir

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