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Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father’s House, You Can Make Him Like You, Lost in Space, Four Fathers, which he co-authored with Dave Housley, BL Pawelek, and Tom Williams, and Orphans, which won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award in Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal, among others. He also directs Publicity and Content Strategy for Curbside Splendor and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his vast, albeit faux, lifestyle empire.


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Published on July 30, 2014 09:51
Average rating: 4.36 · 611 ratings · 245 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
Most Likely You Go Your Way...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2008
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You Can Make Him Like You
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Lucky Man
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Repetition Patterns
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Orphans
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2013
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99 Problems
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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My Father's House: A Novella
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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So Different Now
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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New Orleans in all its sweaty, fetid, alcohol drenched glory.

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" Insightful view of fatherhood. And very funny. Easy read, worth the time. "
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A new take on the old wrinkles.

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Alexandra Aldrich Hi Ben- Please consider reading/ rating my new memoir The Astor Orphan. Thanks, Alexandra


message 7: by Kate

Kate Hey Ben, just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season! I'm just excited to have a long weekend to read and work on some of my end of year journaling. It's the little things :)


Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In KenyaAlso get entertained with the African flavour and passion, the culture, social life and politics


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for adding me as a friend, Ben. It's greatly appreciated.

The link below demonstrates a video I put together to promo my first novel FORBIDDEN STEPS. Be aware that I also do this for a living for other authors who wish to promo their work on YouTube.

Enjoy the vid and have a great evening. And thanks again, Ed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...


Vickie Thank you so much for adding me as your friend. Your books look very interesting and I completely agree...Frodo rocks!


message 3: by Tara

Tara Thanks for the add, Ben, and congrats on your own work.


message 2: by Ben

Ben Caleb wrote: "I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me."

Ditto, all of it, mail, burn, read, excited, me.


message 1: by Caleb

Caleb Ross I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me.


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