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Read it and weep (with laughter)

Right. Since we are all essentially trapped in our homes, we’re going to need to find things to laugh about if we aren’t going to turn on each other like rats in a cage. Making fun of each other’s shortcomings is fine, but sooner or later it will end in tears or violence.

Alcohol and drugs can keep you amused for only so long before they run out or you build up a tolerance. Or you become a full-blown addict and your family pushes you outside and locks the door.

My advice is that you read. Books are harmless unless used to bludgeon your partner in his sleep. Reading, unlike Facebook, can’t make you more stupid than you already are.

If you are going to read, you might as well laugh at the same time. As my contribution to helping others in this weird and dark time, I am offering eleven of my books to download. Obviously not for free. This is not a charity. However, some may say that it’s pretty damn charitable to only charge R50 for nine of the titles.

Click on the Contraband link on this page and you can choose which books to download to read as a PDF on your device. Payment through Payfast or EFT is safe and reliable.

Have a happy isolation.


6 thoughts on “Read it and weep (with laughter)

  1. Alison Richardson says:

    Whats the best book in your opinion?In these tough economic times, I have only a 50 randelas to spare, so you need to advise appropriately.

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      They’re all brilliant, but The Whipping Boy has lots of bits.

  2. Simon Bloch says:

    Weed will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no weed.

  3. Elick says:

    And as much as we are trying to make ourselves busy while at home at this time we should also remember God to see us through this epidemic.

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      But, er, didn’t God create the epidemic? Or does he only do cures and not causes?

      1. I love it when you open this kind of can of worms.

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