A Review of next by Lance Manion

Full disclosure, I was provided with a copy of this book by the author or their representative, however, I have voluntarily chosen to write a review.

All opinions are my own.

Humorous shorts that are not for the easily offended

neXt is a series of short ideas gathered into a collection of short stories by author Lance Manion. Writing under a pen name and for the benefit of nobody but himself, Manion is unapologetic with the variety of content that he has packed into this book. From the cover graphic to the introduction and every word thereafter, the reader is treated to the unique perspective that Manion brings. With some shorts being shocking, others hilarious, and a few thoughtful, Manion’s take on each subject will either have you wiping tears of laughter or clutching your proverbial pearls and seeking a priest.


neXt strikes me as a book that you will either love or hate – I just do not see an “in-between” option with this and that’s perfectly fine. In this age where people are too quick to find things to be upset or offended about it is refreshing to find an author who uses his gift to poke fun at anything under the sun without running it through the “politically correct -o- meter” first. If you cannot tell that by looking at the cover alone, then there must be something wrong with you.

I’ll admit due to the format of the book being one that required a very short attention span I used it as a way to break the tension, reset a bad mood, or just something to read when I only had a few minutes to spare.

If you have a twisted sense of humor and are not easily offended, I would recommend picking up a copy of neXt. I myself am looking for more titles from Manion to gross me out, crack me up and provide me with moments of hilarity in a world that appears to have gone absolutely batshit crazy.

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