The Origin of Sorrow

sorrowby Robert Mayer

It was a time of love, of struggle, of hope, of worship, of the birth of dynasties and the crushing affliction of hatred…

In the 1770s, the Jews of Frankfurt are trapped, both physically by the walls of the ghetto within which they must dwell, and in a larger sense by the rules of a society in which they are outcasts, legally debased and barely suffered to live.

And yet within those confines they find life, in all its glories and tragedies. This is the story of young Guttle, whose sweet face and curves could win her any man in her little world, but whose keen mind demands the best. It is the tale of Meyer Rothschild, who knows all the ways of the business world but discovers the ways of the heart. It is a tale of love and lust, of murder and betrayal, of holy works and unholy schemes, of bakers and brigands, of hope and of ruin. This is a novel, both amusing and sad, that will grace your bookshelf for generations – a book you will want your children to read and discuss as they reach maturity.

List Price: $19.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
578 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404094
ISBN-10: 1936404095
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General
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Loxfinger

loxfinger1by Sol Weinstein
Israel Bond may seem like a simple-if-sexy salesman for Mother Margolies’ Old World Chicken Soup, but when the Holy Land needs his skills – his quickness with a pun, his second-to-none semitic seduction techniques, and (if absolutely necessary) his abilities at actual espionage – then the man known by the code name Oy-Oy-7 (licensed not only to kill, but to say prayers over the corpse) is there to do what needs be done. In a land surrounded by its enemies, Oy-Oy-7 is called on to guard the nation’s great benefactor, the generous but odd Lazarus Loxfinger. Is there more to Loxfinger than meets the eye? Bond aims to find out, even if doing so requires sleeping with dozens of exotic beauties!


In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking adventures of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are now back in new editions!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
116 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404100
ISBN-10: 1936404109
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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Matzohball

matzohballby Sol Weinstein

Things are really smoking on the island of El Tiparillo when the Holy Land’s superest, secretest agent Israel Bond is called to wield his weaponized mezuzah to save innocent lives and formerly-innocent beautiful lasses in the midst of rebellion. Will he manage to fend off the assassins, the vicious wildlife, and the mysterious Herbie while seducing the island’s wide array of fascinating and exotic women… or will it be the other way around? With Soviet spymaster General Bolshyeeyit, the insidious Dr. Nu, Rotten Roger, and “The Man with the Golden Gums” all on his tuchis, things will not be easy for Oy-Oy-7, licensed not only to kill but also to say prayers over the body…

In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking tales of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are back in new editions!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
126 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404117
ISBN-10: 1936404117
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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On the Secret Service of His Majesty, the Queen

On the Secret Service of His Majesty, the Queenby Sol Weinstein

It’s dire times for Israeli intelligence agency M 33 and 1/3. Auntie Sem-Heidt and her sinister agents of TUSH have been killing off Hebrew agents, as part of a devious plan to eradicate Jewish culture at its base. And in the midst of this, turmoil, super agent Israel Bond finds himself stuck with the job of protecting Baldroi LeFagel, the half-arab and all-fabulous new King of Sahd Sakistan. Will the Star of David-lovin’ Agent Oy-Oy-7 be willing to handle all of the crosses needed for this assignment (crossing physical boundaries, moral boundaries, and even cross-dressing), or will all this mishugas leave him cross-eyed and just plain cross?

ABOUT ISRAEL BOND, AGENT OY-OY-7: In the mid-1960s, when PLAYBOY was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking tales of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the CHICAGO TRIBUNE called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are back in new editions!

List Price: $12.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
170 pages
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ISBN-13: 978-1936404124
ISBN-10: 1936404125
BISAC: Fiction / Jewish

You Only Live Until You Die

You Only Live Until You Die coverby Sol Weinstein

All good things must come to an end… and few things are gooder than Agent Oy-Oy-7, the hero of the Holy Land. When Israel Bond is drawn to Japan, he finds himself lost in a culture of miniaturized cars, oversized Buddhas, and danger around every tight turn. But what will spell the end of Oy-Oy-7? Will it be the deadly price of his high-stakes game of Monopoly? Will he go at the hands of the villain who got away in one of his earlier, affordable adventures? Might an oversized shellfish cause a doom both untimely and unkosher? Or could it be a fatal seduction by the delectible Miss Kopy Katz, Xerox’s learned mistress in the art of reproduction? Does Oy-Oy-7 end with a whimper or a bang? If both, who is whimpering, and who is banging? Read, and find out!

About Israel Bond – Oy-Oy-7: In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking tales of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago
Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are back in new editions!

List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
160 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404131
ISBN-10: 1936404133
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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The Misadventures of Prince Ivan

the_misadventures_of_cover_for_kindleFrom Diane Duane, the best-selling creator of the Young Wizards books and Sherlock, the Hugo Award-nominated artist, comes this hilarious graphic novel of fairy tales gone wrong… now in a larger edition.

Once upon a time, there lived a prince…

…but not your ordinary prince with some run-of-the-mill royal destiny. When Ivan’s three sisters are married off to enchanted princes and he goes off in search of his own true love, he finds himself matched up with the sorceress and warrior maiden Marya Morevna, fairest princess in all the Russias. Shortly the two of them are navigating the emotional “white water” of one of the world’s more traumatic fairy tales — but not without help, not without high hopes of a happy ending, and not without a lot of funny stuff along the way. Prepare yourself to make the acquaintance of the Little Humbacked Horse, who just can’t get enough junk food… the Raven Prince who knows the ins and outs of the world’s strangest military equipment catalog… the terrible secret in the cellar of Marya Morevna’s palace… a whole heap of the most opinionated talking animals you’ll ever meet… all ending up in the world’s biggest fairy tale smackdown!

List Price: $9.99
7.44″ x 9.69″ (18.898 x 24.613 cm)
Black & White on White paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404322
ISBN-10: 193640432X
BISAC: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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Confessions of a Rain God

by Robert Mayer
A droll comedy/drama about love and the gods, Confessions of a Rain God is set among the classic Mayas. They, of course, did not predict the end of the world. (It caught themConfessions of a Rain God by surprise.) The book is narrated by the Mayan rain god Chac — long-nosed and elderly — the most important god of the Mayas, who depend on his rain for their very lives. Chac has the misfortune to fall in love with a beautiful young Maya girl, Tika. But physical love between a god and a mortal is forbidden, causing no end of frustration for the droll old fellow. How he copes — and fails to cope — is a bawdy, romantic tale of love and blood, which gives a new twist to the questionable saying, Love Conquers All.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
236 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404339
ISBN-10: 1936404338
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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Oh Henry!

Oh Henry! coverby Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

When the President of the United States is kidnapped, only one man can save him… but oh, what a man!

Diplomat. Author. Love machine. Henry Kissingherr was the man of the moment, the one to get things done. When his adopted country needs him, this frumpy, overweight Jew does what only this frumpy, overweight Jew can do, taking on the rebels, the radicals, the special interests, the pornographers, and the killers. He’s going to save the day, no matter how many beautiful women he has to seduce to do so!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404414
ISBN-10: 1936404419
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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The Oddfather

The Oddfather coverBy Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

Mafia Mia! 

You’ll be swept along by this breathless story of the Provolone Family—its lust and lechery, its diabolical enemies, its heart-stopping gang wars and automobile chases—into a world where betrayal is the order of the day and kinky sex the order of the night.

You’ll never forget the members of this illustrious family: Don Guido Provolone, the big cheese himself; Fungi the Fornicator, his eldest son; Carmine the Cretin, his middle son; Nicholas the Sensitive, youngest in the family; and an unbelievable assortment of relatives and hired hands.

Here is an intimate look into the innermost workings of a Mafia menagerie—men of wild appetites and primitive instincts.

Here is the Mafia that the bestselling Godfather legend only hinted at—madness in all its colorful blood and tomato sauce surreality.

If you don’t die laughing (or at least chuckle and smile a lot) the two authors promise to help arrange your upcoming funeral.

 

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404421
ISBN-10: 1936404427
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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Jonathan Segal Chicken

JSCaudiocoverBy Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

Sure, you know about chicken soup, but do you know about a souped-up chicken?

Jonathan Segal Chicken was just another piece of kosher poultry, but he decided he wanted something more. He wanted to fly, and fly he did, on adventures that take him out into the world… and beyond.

This classic parody from the 1970s is now available again in this newly redesigned edition.

“It is a witty and bitchy book, which amply repays the time and trouble which were once taken with its more serious and less significant forbear.” – The Spectator (UK)

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404438
ISBN-10: 1936404435
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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