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Duncan MalcBy Duncan Malc
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Duncan MalcBy Duncan Malc
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The shock wave generated by the election of Donald Trump blasted out of the middle of the USA, swept left and right across the country, and then proceeded on to circle the globe. It left millions in its wake suffering from a complete and utter loss of words with which to comprehend and articulate "What the #$@&%*! is going on?".

Joining my wife and our 9th grade daughter in the Women’s March in San Francisco, on January 21, 2017, abruptly opened my own eyes and ears to just how deep the bewilderment had become. I originally set out to chronicle the Trump administration's first year, as it evolves, in a month-by-month collection of metaphor and verse that would take the lid off Washington and help entertain family and friends interested in following the cast of puppeteers now pulling the strings, many from behind the stage. 

But the project quickly took on a life of its own. The resulting book, “Donald's Deadly Roller Coaster", is now working hard to be a simultaneously hilarious yet poignant exposé of the world’s newest “emperor sans clothes”, and to reach anyone struggling to find and raise their voice again in the age of Trump. 

And the book has become very timely... from all corners of the country, and from many other countries as well, alarms are sounding in response to the Trump administration’s unhinged attacks on the press and any other critics. It is my hope that “Donald’s Deadly Roller Coaster” will prove to be as therapeutic to the voices of many, many other readers as it has been to me, and to my own family and friends! 

Here's the book's Table of Contents: (you can preview the first 3 chapters on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/102134400-donald%27s-deadly-roller-coasteror Twitter (https://twitter.com/Duncan_Malc). Please be sure to share or re-Tweet your favorite passages!):

August 2015 - December 2016: Prologue – Words Matter!    

January 2017: Donald’s Deadly Roller Coaster  

February 2017: The Genies’ Flask  

March 2017: What (Political) Climate Change?

April 2017: Spheres, Pyramids, and Financial Geometry

May 2017: title TBD  

June 2017: title TBD  

July 2017: title TBD  

August 2017: title TBD  

September 2017: title TBD  

October 2017: title TBD  

November 2017: title TBD  

December 2017: title TBD  

Epilogue

Author Duncan Malc, hard at work helping to restore voices!
Author Duncan Malc, hard at work helping to restore voices!

About the Author: Scottish-born Duncan Malc (political humor pen name) is an MIT and Cornell trained scientist, engineer, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur. As a young boy, he emigrated with his family to Canada, where he was promptly diagnosed with a severely disruptive Scottish accent. However, neither the diagnosis nor the treatment burdened Duncan’s immigrant parents, thanks to Canada’s exceptional public schools and comprehensive healthcare system. In 1989, Duncan was a postdoctoral researcher in Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, as a result of which he finds recent zealotry for building walls, never mind demonizing immigrants, public schools, or universal healthcare, to be fundamentally misguided. 

In “Donald’s Deadly Roller Coaster”, Duncan Malc harnesses his own early speech challenges and deep technical skills to engineer the English language into a potent antidote designed to help millions of dumbstruck people around the world find and raise their voices again in the age of Trump.

Risks and challenges

Honestly, at this point folks, "Donald's Deadly Roller Coaster" all but writes itself on a daily basis... my major challenge is deciding what events NOT to include in this month by month chronicle, to avoid rivaling the page count (>1400) of the original "War and Peace" (Tolstoy's). I'm aiming for a more modest 140 pages.

The risk that we wake up one day before the end of 2017 and discover that this particular episode in world history has run its course, and that there is suddenly nothing more to write about, is more than offset by the fact that what has already transpired could easily fill 1400 pages!

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