Time was when a non-fiction book would take at least two years to research and write. No more, if a recent release from Simon & Schuster is typical. The title is How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist. A week? Too bad Samuel Pepys wasted all those years writing his diary when a few days of scribbling would have been enough for him to achieve immortality.
In keeping with this new fast-paced approach, herewith are ten book titles that could be in your bookstore very soon:
One-Minute Stand: Pickup Lines for the Attention Deficit Disordered
Sunny Ways: The 10,000 Biggest Achievements of Justin Trudeau’s First 100 Days
Six Minutes With Morrie: Everything You Need to Know About Death
Me and My Mouth: Make a Year’s Worth of Meals in One Blissful Afternoon
No More Sore Loser: How Stephen Harper Got Back His Mojo in a Moment
Lose 50 Pounds in 50 Days: Stop Eating
Drill Anyway: A Dentist Looks for Oil in a $30-a-barrel World
Secrets of Kevin O’Leary: How to Become a Billionaire in Your Own Mind
Big Bucks: Earn an MBA in Your Sleep
Life’s Lessons: A Toddler Tells All
If a publisher is interested in these book ideas, I’m ready to write any or all of them in the blink of an eye.