Allan Gilmour’s New Humorous Book Addresses Serious Social Behaviours and Habits

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Author publishes an eye-opener with a lofty two-fold mission: to help readers attain personal happiness and to create a better world

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From author Allan Gilmour, Nice Place, Shame About the Human Race is a profound yet entertaining collection of observations and reflections on modern behaviour. Primarily targeted to readers in search for personal direction and happiness, Gilmour’s newly published book attempts to build an increased positive awareness of people’s daily conduct towards fellow-citizens and emphasizes the possible ensuing consequences of those actions.

“My objective in writing this book is not to try and change anybody’s lifestyle, or for anyone to stop doing the things that give them pleasure,” says Gilmour. “I only wish, based on viewpoints from my varied observations, to try and make our attitudes to life more transparent and attempt to illustrate the importance of a better consciousness for our actions. I certainly have no authority in telling anyone how they should live their lives!”

The two extraterrestrial guys on the front cover (and in the preface) are the main characters of the book. They have been wittingly created in an attempt to humourously explain the title of this book. Because some of the work borders on being of a serious nature, Gilmour felt it necessary to lighten the book up in a creative way. After all, not everything is all gloom and doom.

A light—and occasionally ironic—read, Nice Place, Shame About the Human Race observes social habits, routines and characteristics which make-up western cultures of today. More importantly, it shows a way for people to attain personal happiness and contribute for a better world regardless of social status. It brilliantly delivers its message, without being too serious and tedious.

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About the Author
Allan Gilmour was born in Nottingham, England, in 1967. In 1987, he sought new horizons and left England’s green and pleasant land for a life in the Black Forest of South Germany. He possesses a German Masters degree in Hairdressing, is self-employed and is a lecturer in Hairdressing and Business Studies. When not playing about with his keyboards, cataloguing old German philately or sifting through his collection of old vinyl recordings, he loves to jog through the rolling hills of the Black Forest which creatively inspires him for future projects. Nice Place, Shame About the Human Race is his first non-fiction work.

Nice Place, Shame About the Human Race * by Allan Gilmour
Publication Date: November 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 301 pages; 978-1-4771-3437-5
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 301 pages; 978-1-4771-3438-2
Ebook; £4.34; 978-1-4771-3439-9

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