Books by Andrew Heaton

HAPPIER AS WEREWOLVES: A COMEDY

haw-coverFresh out of college and armed with a research grant, Saul Heinrich heads to the backwoods of his home state to look for Bigfoot. While camping near his grandfather’s vineyard he learns that the forest is populated by wolves—unusually clever ones. He discovers a nearby town where malt shops, milkmen, and the 1950’s never stopped. Along with his lecherous grandfather and mysterious girlfriend, Saul must navigate wolfmen and gun-toting rednecks to discover the secret uniting an entire town to werewolves.

“Probably the funniest paranormal coming of age novel to come out since that awful paperback about shiny vampires with mood swings.” – The Clarion Bugle

“None of the awkward sex scenes in this book indicate that Andrew Heaton has ever actually had sex. I liked the stuff about werewolves, though.” – The Creekside Gazette

“Reads like Garrison Keillor retelling something Stephen King cranked out before he sobered up.”  – Einhart Reviews

 

 

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FRANK GOT ABDUCTED

A pink slip, a burglary, and a breakup have jettisoned Hillary Norbitz from her recently established adult life. While hungover on a bus retreating to her home town, she mistakenly identifies a man as her college friend James, who she hasn’t seen in three years. The doppleganger insists they have never met before. So do the next two identical men.

Her brother Frank is en route to collect her when he notices a triangular patch of sky above his car with no visible stars in it. He awakens the following day in Utah with his pants on backwards.A pink slip, a burglary, and a breakup have jettisoned Hillary Norbitz from her recently established adult life. While hungover on a bus retreating to her home town, she mistakenly identifies a man as her college friend James, who she hasn’t seen in three years. The doppleganger insists they have never met before. So do the next to identical men.

Together with an eccentric farmer and an extraterrestrial travel writer, they must piece together how a series killer, a romance, and Frank’s frequent, nerve-racking abductions are connected to a larger extraterrestrial plot. And by doing so discover that aliens are just as bumbling and flawed as the human beings they abduct.

 

“In this combination of raw wit and down-home country joi de vivre, Andrew Heaton brings us the kind of novel that would make Douglas Adams laugh and Garrison Keillor cry. From the soft and silent isolation of the Oklahoma countryside to the depths of outer space, Heaton has us turning pages and wanting more, more, more!”
J. M. Jennings, Dark Moon Digest

 

“Highly recommended to any midwesterner with a fascination for humorous takes on alien abductions. Or anyone who enjoys funny novels for that matter.”
Jim Swift, The Weekly Standard
 
Andrew Heaton’s natural comedic charm shines through in his charming novel Frank Got Abducted. As the plot unfolds and the many colorful characters impart their individual wills, themes of love, loss, self-doubt, and fate come to the fore, commanding the reader’s attention. On the surface, it’s a story about alien abductions, set in crop-circle central and complete with all the standard tropes and stereotypes. In the end, however, Frank Got Abducted is a brilliant illustration of the absurdity, futility, and danger of the War on Drugs.
Joseph Diedrich, Young Voices

 

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LAUGHTER IS BETTER THAN COMMUNISM

“Andrew Heaton’s savagely funny work on contemporary American democracy is a treasury of political satire. His regular sterling wit and pithy insights are combined with his own unique brand of cartoons, which, as he describes, “are about what I would have produced in my childhood, had I started drinking that early.” He expertly wields his humor to tackle standard libertarian irritants, from indignity over needing a Segway license, to the spectacular failure of cupcake regulation, farm bills, the Drug War, and social intolerance. Heaton tackles his subjects with a fresh and upbeat attitude, as if Dave Barry were running for Congress.”

— Last House Standing Books

“Humor, of course, entertains.  But good and clever humor of the sort that fills this book does more: it also enlightens.  Such humor often unmasks reality far more reliably than does a 1,000-page footnote-filled scholarly tome.  Andrew Heaton will make you laugh as he removes your political blinders!”
Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek

 

“Andrew Heaton writes from a sound libertarian perspective, but he also knows how to write funny. He is the heir to Frederick Bastiat in that he writes common sense economics for people who need to learn about common sense economics–but you never know where you’ll start laughing out loud. It’s a sparkling read, and I highly recommend it.”
Gene Epstein, Barron’s

 

“Heaton blends his superior wit, knowledge of politics, and special blend of humor into a collection of stories and anecdotes that will entertain, inform, and wet the pants of any politically engaged reader. Gather your pennies, gold, or bitcoins and buy this book.”
Jim Swift, THE WEEKLY STANDARD
 
“An amazing, funny work that ought to be required text book reading. After spending most all my time in state government, there were a lot of things I didn’t know or realize about what happens up on The Hill-Andrew Heaton opened my eyes. I grew up in a conservative family, and after attending OBU I became a moderate liberal… now I’m a Heatontarian.”
Spencer Hicks, The Lost Ogle

 

2 Comments

  • Trent Goldsmith
    October 28, 2016 - 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Andrew– where is your book “From the Monkey Cage: Fixing Politics Through Wit & Cartoons”? I wanted to purchase it, but cannot find it anywhere. What’s up?

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