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    RichEisbrouch

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    I was born in New York just after WWII when, because of the Depression and the war, the city seemed very little changed from the 1920s. I spent a lot of time listening to my grandparents, hearing what the area was like from when they were born in the 1880s, so it was like living in multiple time periods. I grew up in the suburbs, spent the next 20 years freelancing a design career in the Midwest and Northeast then followed that career to Los Angeles.
  1. Obey 3. A Triumvirate of Saints

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 04/16/2018 (Updated: 04/21/2018)

    The continued adventures in sex and friendship, online and off, of Alan Damshroeder, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high school teacher.

    This book is different from the previous two because there are two long sections -- "Obey," and "Variation," which only contain two characters -- Alan and another man. Next, there's a conventionally written short story, "Bob," and the last section, "Other Nights," is composed of the usual short exchanges between Alan and a host of men he often never gets to meet.

  2. In The Plan

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 02/12/2018 (Updated: 04/10/2018)

    Ben Carleson, an established gay lawyer, deftly juggles a pair of complicated trials. His client: a very nice guy. His opponents: a pair of as-bright lawyers, one a bit more skilled and slicker than the other. The object: justice, as usual.

  3. Wisecracking Across America

    By RichEisbrouch, in Non-Fiction. 09/29/2017 (Updated: 02/10/2018)

    Two guys and a dog load into a 10-year-old pickup truck and spend two months driving the perimeter of the United States. It doesn't directly show, but over the course of the two months, the narrator falls in love with the driver -- and with the dog.

  4. The Reluctant Master 2. A Triumvirate of Saints

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/26/2017 (Updated: 09/24/2017)

    The continued adventures in sex and friendship, online and off, of Alan Damschroeder, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high school teacher.

    Alan says, "Sometimes I think it takes a triumvirate of saints to keep me out of trouble."

    These stories are written as exchanged e-mails and reading this way is an acquired taste. But the first book of this series, Web Guys, has a small, loyal following, so here's the second.

  5. Moorpark Palms Letters 3. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/07/2017 (Updated: 08/25/2017)

    These are the original, annual, New Year's letters that I sent to my friends from 1993 to 2001. That was from two years after I moved into the building to a year-and-a-half after I left.

    As mentioned, the letters were the basis for the book, and they often overlap the same material. But they cover more time and more characters, and are sometimes funnier because they're more compressed and somewhat more rude.

  6. Moorpark Palms 2. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 07/26/2017 (Updated: 07/26/2017)

    Jake's adventures continue in this funny book about the small Los Angeles apartment building he lives in. It's full of hot young people who spend a lot of time nearly naked around the pool. But they're often bonkers.

  7. Thank You For Reading Time

    By RichEisbrouch, in Non-Fiction. 06/26/2017 (Updated: 06/26/2017)

    A service call. Uh, multiple service calls. Clones of service calls...

  8. Jake & Conor 1. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 04/24/2017 (Updated: 05/15/2017)

    This introduces Jake, the narrator of Moorpark Palms, a funny book of stories about a small Los Angeles apartment building in the 1990s. Jake & Conor is a light little romance, once intertwined with the longer book. I broke it out because it distracted from the apartment stories.

  9. Quabbin

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 03/07/2017 (Updated: 04/21/2017)

    Jim Blazak lives in a terrifically accepting world. If only his boyfriend would cooperate. Yeah, there are a couple of other problems. But Jim's bright. And funny. And he looks pretty hot without a shirt.

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    The Bullet Story

    By RichEisbrouch, in Non-Fiction. 03/12/2017 (Updated: 03/12/2017)

    A sudden awakening on New Year's Day

  11. Web Guys 1. A Triumvirate of Saints

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 01/16/2017 (Updated: 03/07/2017)

    The adventures in sex and friendship, online and off, of Alan Damshroeder, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high school teacher.

    Says Alan, "Sometimes I think it takes a triumvirate of saints to keep me out of trouble."

    Note: These stories are written as exchanged e-mails and reading this way is an acquired taste.

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    At 15

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 02/18/2017 (Updated: 02/18/2017)

    A story about a boy who still has a few things to learn about himself.

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    Kenny Gets Done

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 02/12/2017 (Updated: 02/12/2017)

    A young man on a quest, pants down.

  14. My 42-Buck Adventure

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 01/24/2017 (Updated: 01/24/2017)

    A man has a flat tire on a rented car in New York City and discovers there is no spare tire.

  15. GWM

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 11/23/2016 (Updated: 12/22/2016)

    Harry Sussman is a perfectly nice guy in his early 30s. He's a successful architect who lives in western Massachusetts. He's intelligent. He's stable. He's reasonably good-looking. He just wants to meet a nice guy to marry. Now how hard can that be?

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