John Maberry

Goodreads Author


Born
Minneapolis, The United States
Website

Genre

Influences
Vonnegut, Voltaire, Art Buchwald, Lewis Carroll

Member Since
March 2008

URL


That's me in the photo, relaxing with my friend Larry. We (the wife and I; not Larry) have relocated from our home in Northern Virginia-with its traffic, noise, heat and humidity-to the scenic hills of New Mexico. I survived a hard childhood, war, drugs and two failed marriages. Graduating with top honors from college, I went on to earn a JD at Georgetown. I quickly became a lapsed lawyer and instead went to work for local government, writing consumer education materials and government reports. In the meantime, overcoming a death threat from my bride's father, I finally found a happy marriage the third time around. After retiring from that government job, I began working on that childhood dream of writing--finally getting out Waiting for We ...more

To ask John Maberry questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

John Maberry I alternate projects so if I get stuck on one, it's likely I will be able to move forward on the other(s).
John Maberry The best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or entertainmen…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or entertainment--depending on whether I am writing non-fiction or fiction. Of course I hope non-fiction can be entertaining as well and that I can slip in a little of what I see as wisdom.(less)
Average rating: 4.36 · 14 ratings · 8 reviews · 3 distinct works
Waiting for Westmoreland

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fountain

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waiting for Westmoreland: A...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Twilight–a peak, a driftwood frame and memories

Another Zoom brunch and another photo prompt–no, we do word or phrase ones too. Here’s the photo. From Lake Tahoe, Eve says. She is the group organizer–also a poet, photographer vocalist and more. 


[image error]


From the image comes this poetic venture:


Twilight deepens, a flash of light


The camera captures a fleeting image


Through the hastily formed frame


A portal to a snow

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on September 17, 2020 12:02

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Waiting for Westmoreland (Biographies & Memoirs)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Those seeking happiness amidst the suffering or disillusionment of day to day life will find hope in reading Waiting for Westmoreland. Those seeking redemption for past mistakes, will also find a means to achieve it. The book is the true story of a 20th century Candide-an innocent growing up in America in the fifties.
Sleepy Eye Deceived (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Short poem
HMS Lanternfish
John Maberry is currently reading
by C.S. Boyack (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Rage
John Maberry is currently reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

John’s Recent Updates

John Maberry is on page 22 of 440 of HMS Lanternfish
HMS Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack
HMS Lanternfish
by C.S. Boyack (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry started reading
HMS Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack
HMS Lanternfish
by C.S. Boyack (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry is 40% done with Rage
Rage by Bob Woodward
Rage
by Bob Woodward
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry rated a book it was amazing
Hippie at Heart by Lynne Zotalis
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry made a comment on D.G.’s challenge
" Congrats! "
John Maberry liked that D.G. Kaye has completed the 2020 Reading Challenge
11621
D.G. Kaye has completed her goal of reading 35 books for the 2020 Reading Challenge!
 
Create your own 2020 Reading Challenge »
John Maberry wants to read
Eternal Road by John W. Howell
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry started reading
Rage by Bob Woodward
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Maberry rated a book it was amazing
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Rate this book
Clear rating
An essential and easy read for the times. Times that portend the end of American democracy and descent into authoritarianism, should Biff (think Back to the Future, the movie), AKA Donald J. Trump, be reelected. Noted historian Snyder has the experti ...more
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
“You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case.”
Timothy Snyder
More of John's books…
“Not understanding something, especially if you have an active imagination, always makes something feel worse than it is.”
John Maberry

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Authors...: * Introduce Yourself! 17197 16735 6 hours, 25 min ago  
“A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.”
Daisaku Ikeda, The Human Revolution

“Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.

"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."

"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!”
Lewis Carroll

“Post-truth is pre-fascism.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

“The odd American idea that giving money to political campaigns is free speech means that the very rich have far more free speech, and so in effect far more voting power, than other citizens.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

“10 Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

5366 Vietnam in Literature, History & Film. — 141 members — last activity Jul 28, 2020 09:07AM
To discuss the Vietnam War in literature, history, and film. To discuss favorite books and great new finds and the wars cultural legacy.
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 35819 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more



No comments have been added yet.