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Author Endorsements!

“Chad Coenson’s Me and Bobby McGee won the Silver Medal in the 2011 Independent Book Publisher Awards and deservedly so. Coenson’s writing is fresh and innovative with a keen eye sharply focused on the biting truth of the modern mythos of the American Wild West. The reader is never quite sure where the story is going; Coenson keeps you guessing – and laughing, but along the way, you will find yourself in some pretty dark places with plenty of shady characters to occupy this seedy 21st Century landscape. Ultimately, Coenson provokes you into confronting some of the darker secrets of the human heart. Surprisingly, this is his first novel. I look forward to seeing more of this author’s intriguing work in the future.” Laurence Overmire (Author/Poet)

“I think Chad Coenson is one of the most refreshing writers to come along in a long time! He has written an award winning book  “Me and Bobby McGee” which is a roller coaster ride of emotions, from laugher, to intrigue, and it will keep you engaged and waiting for the next shoe to drop from some very colorful characters, to say it mildy!  I appreciated the walk on the dark and wild side that this novel takes the reader on and forces us to look introspective. I am a major fan of Chad Coenson’s work and I can’t wait to read more!”  Dr. G (NY Times Best Selling Author, and Serial Entrepreneur)

“I found deep satisfaction while reading this book. I’d recommend this book to any reader with an ounce of wit and plenty of bad humor. Anyone who appreciates satire and values cynicism will revel in this story. If you loved the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, this could be your next great thing.” Jake Elliot (renown Fantasy and Horror author) 

See What the Critics are Saying!

“A masterpiece of comedic literature.  The book is not hard to put down it’s impossible.”– Gary Sorkin (Pacific Book Review)

“His writing is only believed after read, as he takes the reader through thought processes far beyond the boundaries of his plot and characters, and into the comedic reflections of our society, Mars vs. Venus relationships, and greed.” – Gary Sorkin (Pacific Book Review)

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 Me and Bobby McGee is a funny, adventurous, provocative tale that readers will find completely astonishing and utterly entertaining.” – Melissa Brown Levine (Independent Professional Book Reviewers)

“He makes you laugh out loud, nod in agreement with one of several philosophical monologues he delivers on human behavior, and then question his sanity when he goes on one of his misanthropic rants.” – Melissa Brown Levine (Independent Professional Book Reviewers)

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“Chad Coenson creates an America that is both surreal, and frighteningly all too real, where the comedic and tragic are often one and the same thing… I highly recommend the dark comedic novel Me and Bobby McGee to anyone seeking a novel that is both profound andentertaining in equal portions.” – Wayne Hurlbert (Blog Business World)

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“I was hooked after reading the first page. I normally don’t get through a book in a week, but this was an exception…” – George Wolf (Book-Review-Dude Literary Blog)

 “With the odd unexpected plot twist, an array of interesting and original characters, and an adventure that I’m sure only this author, Chad Coenson, could cook up, “Me and Bobbie McGee” is a story line that pays homage to Kris Kristofferson’s song by the same name”  – George Wolf (Book-Review-Dude Literary Blog)

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“This is the “Big Lebowski” of literature  – addle-brained, slightly reprehensible, clever-as-hell … one hell of a trip.” – Jared Shurin (Pornokitsch Literary Blog)

“… Me and Bobby McGee is a darkly-comedic, socio-political road trip in the disturbing legacy of Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson and Warren Ellis …” – Jared Shurin (Pornokitsch Literary Blog)

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“This is one of those books that you have got to read to believe it exists!  This is Coenson’s debut novel.  And what a way to debut!  He just rushed in screaming and I don’t think he will be leaving anytime soon.” – Norma Wilkinson Wills (Wakela Runen’s World)

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“I have never heard of anyone using this as a basis for a story before, which makes authorChad Coenson, most imaginative and fresh in my opinion.  I look forward to reading moreof his writing style and seeing more of his thoughts on paper.”  – Jennifer Chatham (Mad Moose Mama Literary Blog)

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“It’s the randomness that made me fall in love with this book, quite nearly from the start. I have to admit it’s a very addictive read. I picked it up and seriously did not want to put it down!” – Melissa Caldwell  (Must Read Faster)

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“I loved this book. Chad’s character really talks the talk” – April Decheine (April’s Lifestyle Show)

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“There are several laugh-out loud moments; at the same time, there are moments which will make you ponder about life and its absurdities. It’s entertaining and thought-provoking – a rare combination indeed.” – Misha (My Love Affair with Books)    

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From the Media

Featured in the Washington County Review, June 2012 edition

Featured in the Hillsboro Argus, March 13, 2012

Me and Bobby McGee receives an honorable mention in the General Fiction category from the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival

Midwest Book Review lists Me and Bobby McGee at the top of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section in the January 2012 issue of its Small Press Bookwatch