"Bob's book is both funny and poignant and keeps the reader laughing and thinking. . . The audience [at the book launch talk] still wanted more." ---Highly Recommended; National Steinbeck Center, Colleen Bailey, Director.
Humorist and alternative energy pioneer Robert Danziger . . . has enjoyed more careers, and indulged in more laughter, than many people would experience in two lifetimes. Instead of a sanctimonious polemic or yawn inducing lecture, the author provides an endless stream of hilarious stories from the front lines of the energy field. Robert Danziger recognizes that many people find any discussion of alternative energy to be, at best, devoid of any humor whatsoever. The book stands as a powerful antidote to those who take their own beliefs, industry, and desire to lower global energy consumption just a bit too seriously.
To add to the delight, the book contains many cartoons that add visual comic relief to the written humor. --Blog Business World; May 15, 2010; by Wayne Hurlburt
* * * * Four Stars (out of five) "All of [his] accomplishments might make one think that Bob Danziger is a very serious man. Quite the contrary--he writes with a continuous twinkle in his eye and a hard-to-conceal smile on his lips. . . Danziger's storytelling ability makes this book a pleasure to read." -- ForeWord Clarion Review; May 5, 2010; by Kristine Morris
"Robert Danziger, the self-proclaimed "ghost of alternative energy past," has released a novel that dissects the energy debate using a tongue-in-cheek bipartisan approach that breathes life into what is normally a political hotbed. . . [It is] hilarious new animated nonfiction" ---Highly Recommended; Monterey County Weekly, Cessna in Flight, Melissa Cessna.
Terrific book - I've already devoured it on a plane trip to Houston! What a great and funny read, and you are so correct, it appeals to everyone regardless of their political or commercial "stripes"! ---Great and Funny Read, Larry Kellerman, alternative energy pioneer.
More or less nonfiction, this raucously funny book throws readers the insider's curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the US effort on alternative energy. Part memoir, part energy adventure, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the serendipitous journey from musician - to college dropout (Bob left after three months to join an experimental band) - to experimental musician - to law school graduate - to space law pioneer - to energy cogeneration consultant - to clean air industrialist - to large wood sculptor - to scientific environmental thinker at large - and back. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the first energy or environmental book that makes no point and doesn't ask you to think, by a ghost of alternative energy past. Check out more cartoons and other extras at EnergyLaughs.com (www.EnergyLaughs.com). Music, energy history, long golf clubs, walking chairs and the other parts of the authors life can be found at BobDanziger.com (www.BobDanziger.com).