In 2010, the Malarkey family -- O, sublime nomenclature! -- came out with a bestselling addition to a growing Christian genre: The I Done Died an' Gone to Heaven an' It Was All Right Purty and Jeezafied an' Stuff
book. The Malarkeys now admit that the whole thing was a concoction
. I would have been more impressed if Dad made this admission while lighting up a big see-gar with a C-note.
Is the genre now over? For the past couple of years, I've considered coming up with a cool million by putting together my own I Done Died
My variant would be I Done Died an' Gone to Hell an' It Was All Dimmycrats an' Libruls
. Do you think it would sell? I was thinking of writing under the name Joe "Bo" Gussman. That name isn't as perfect as "Malarkey," but one should not expect to top that which cannot be topped.