Author MJR Announces the Release of ‘I Can’t Hear What You’re Saying… Poetry, Shorts, and Shenanigans’

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Thought-provoking compositions on the journey of life

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I Can’t Hear What You’re Saying… Poetry, Shorts, and Shenanigans” (published by iUniverse) is a new collection of poetry and prose that offers an introspective look at life.

The book promises to take the reader on a journey of enlightenment and self-discovery. MJR tackles weighty issues such as the circle of life, being jobless, back-stabbing friends, growing old and death using humorous as well as stimulating prose.

An excerpt from the book:

“Who am I? Am I my parents? One gone long ago; the other, gone, though still waiting. Am I my wife, my husband, my boyfriend, my girlfriend, my children, the hostess with the mostest, the world’s best dad? Are they, you? Why have you given control of your life away?—your identity?—your soul…?”

The above lines talk about losing one’s identity in the rat race of life. By using provocative analogies and rousing rhetoric, MJR seeks to make the reader stop and listen as life whistles by. As MJR himself puts it, “Please enjoy the collection with an open mind and in the spirit in which it was written: often playful, occasionally disconcerting, at times maddening, and with any luck—thought provoking.”

In “I Can’t Hear What You’re Saying…”, MJR draws on his experiences to give a very insightful and honest appraisal of the vagaries of life that will evoke emotions and strike a chord with the reader.

“I Can’t Hear What You’re Saying…”
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 189 pages | ISBN 978-1-47595-089-2
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 189 pages | ISBN 978-1-47595-087-8
E-Book | 189 pages | ISBN 978-1-47595-088-5
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
MJR was born and raised in Toronto where he still lives today. This is his second book. His first book, “I Am Dianna” was published in 2012 and received both the Editor’s Choice and Rising Star awards. His next book, “The Five Stages of Grief” is set to be published soon.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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