Surprise people with one of the smart aleck responses gathered in ‘Retorts’

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Len Tomaka’s new book offers examples to help bashful people become quick witted

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Intended to help bashful people who want to fully engage with others, Len Tomaka’s new self-help book, “Retorts: Comebacks, Wisecracks, and Life Lessons for Bashful People” (published by Archway Publishing) shares comebacks, wisecracks, and life lessons.

Divided into five sections, with each one focusing on a different topic, the book is composed of the most clever and humorous responses the author has heard over the course of his lifetime. Fascinated with people who have a quick wit, Tomaka hopes to help others learn how to cultivate the skill. Although the majority of the book has one comeback per specific scenario, the author ends with several examples of how to end a discussion to have the final word.

After reading his book, Tomaka wants readers to feel an “uplift of spirit” and be less bashful in various social situations.

“Retorts” is available for purchase on Amazon at:

By Len Tomaka
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882270
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882263
E-Book | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882256
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Len Tomaka a native of Chicago, completed a five-year Chicago Local Union #597 pipe fitter apprenticeship while at Washburne Trade School. He has worked at every level in the field: apprentice, pipe fitter, foreman, job site superintendent, and estimator and project manager for mechanical contractors in the heavy industrial and commercial industries. He spent five years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and holds three U.S. patents. He is also the author of “Aphorisms, Adages, and Advice for the Children I Never Had.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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