January 4, 2012
  • Medieval illustration for Gerry Maguire Thompson's blog

Author Gerry Maguire Thompson displays his books

 

Gerry Maguire Thompson is author of humorous and serious books which have sold over half a million copies worldwide in twenty languages.
He writes humorous poems and songs and is a co-author and editor for other writers’ books.
Gerry also creates humorous cartoons with other cartoonists and on his own.
He blogs for Huffington Post and other blogging platforms.

for reviews see media coverage page

 

Gerry’s author profile on Amazon.com

Humorous books

 

Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars

Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars by Gerry Maguire Thompson

 

Gerry’s best-selling parody of love, romance and sexual relationship between men and women – 60,000 copies sold; twelve translated editions including Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech and Estonian. Illustrated in colour by Madeliene Hardy

“The perfect antidote to books about relationship”

Reviews

“I read the book to our cats and dogs. My wife and our rabbit listened too. It has helped us all!”
– Bernie Seigal, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

“A hilarious parody”
– Hilary Boyd, The Express

“It really touched me”
– Shelley Love Bonkers, author of My Heart is a Big Fat Pink Balloon.

 Astral Sex to Zen Teabags:
an illustrated new age Spoofapedia

Astral Sex to Zen Teabags, by Gerry Maguire ThompsonFindhorn Press; two editions and Spanish translation
illustrations by Anne Ward and the author

Reviews:

“Witty and informative”
– Time Out magazine

Loved it… very funny, and  timely”
– Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole books

“I laughed my head off. This is a wonderful look into the ‘New Age’ movement.
Tongue-in-Cheek, but cutting through to truths. This is a wonderful time to
raise endorphins with a good guffaw.”
– The Messenger

“I found reading it to be a good lesson in not taking the soul-searching path too serious. This is something hardcore seekers need to be reminded of now and again. A well-rounded life includes a generous portion of joy and laughter”
– About.com

“Once in a lifetime comes a book that will totally transform your life, help you to find your true direction and reveal to you the very mysteries of existence itself. This is not that book. However… it is the funniest, most brilliant tongue-in-cheek guide to New Age jargon yet published.” — OM Yoga

“In this funny compendium of definitions of New Age jargon, Thompson draws out plenty of our chuckles.” – Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, spiritualityandpractice.com

Feng Shui For Dogs

A humorous parody of Feng Shui; six translated editions including Dutch, Portuguese, Polish and Swedish

Feng Shui for Dogs, by Gerry Maguire Thompson

The Weekend Shaman, and other dodgy characters

A humorous send-up of mind-body-spirit archetypes, illustrated by Anne Ward

The Weekend Shaman, by Gerry Maguire ThompsonThe Tantric Sex Freak, from The Weekend Shaman by Gerry Maguire Thompson

Reviews

“New-agers will be cringing at the uncanny accuracy of Thompson’s descriptions. The antidote to the sometimes venomous parodies is the affection with which the book has obviously been written. Have a laugh at this book – and at yourself”
– Fortean Times

“This is perfect for anyone who is sanctimonious, with a knitted pullover”
– Big Issue magazine

“Thank heavens for The Weekend Shaman! Far too many people seem to have left their sense of humour behind. And laughter, they say, is often the best medicine!
– Here’s Health magazine

Conversations with Dog

Humorous instruction in life to humans from a dog deity, in the manner of Conversations with God

Conversations with Dog by Gerry Maguire Thompson

 

Serious books 

 

Inspirational Gamechangers

Inspirational Gamechangers by Gerry Maguire Thompson et al
Inspirational Gamechangers by Gerry Maguire Thompson, Turkish edition

 

Interviews with such foremost global entrepreneurs as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Muhamma Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Wales, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, James Dyson and others. They all give advice on how the rest of us can get our businesses to do better.

Published by Financial Times Publishing.  Foreign editions include Chinese.

Featured on Forbes.com. Visit the book’s dedicated website

“It’s not a bad place to start if you want to be an inspirational game-changer”
– Andrew Cave, Forbes.com

“An excellent, inspirational book”
– Peter Desmond, Growth International

“A really interesting and unusually human book about business”
– Rita Clifton, Brandcap

“Packed full of practical advice, invaluable insights and tip tips, this unique book highlights the lessons we can all learn from the icons of modern business”
– The Business magazine

“Contains business inspiration and know-how from thirty influential global entrepreneurs, offering practical learning points for start-up businesses in any field”
– Start Your Business magazine

 

Meditation Made Easy

A simple guide to mindfulness meditation, published in a number of languages

Meditation Made Easy by Gerry Maguire Thompson

 The Shiatsu Manual

The Shiatsu Manual has sold over 100,000 copies in 11 languages including German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch; Republished by Eddison Books as The Shiatsu Box

 

The Shiatsu Manual by Gerry Maguire ThompsonThe Shtiatsu Box set by Gerry Thompson

 

Other titles

Chinese Horoscopes by Gerry Maguire Thompson

The Celtic Oracle by Gerry Maguire ThompsonSoduku Astrology by Gerry Thompson

Gerry Maguire Thompson wrote the Easiguide supplements for Building Design magazine

 Gerry’s author profile on Amazon.com

 

articles/ features


Gerry’s work, humorous and serious, has appeared in diverse publications, such as:

Wall Street Journal

Boston Globe

San Francisco Chronicle

BBC Radio Times

The Guardian

Architects Journal

The Bookseller

Resurgence magazine

 

'It's a funny thing' feature by Gerry Maguire Thompson p1

 

links to articles and features, humorous and serious:

The powerful transformative power of Buddhism – for work, life, happiness, fulfilment and success

Heavy negative trips your parents laid on you: an affectionate parody

 Secret Jam: a tale of rural intrigue and skulduggery

The betwixt and between – the powerful Celtic concept of thresholds in time and place

Diary of a Pedant, part 1: why can’t people just get things right? an apoplectic diatribe

How to be funny: the building blocks of comedy – a series of two articles

The power of living in the present moment: published in Findhorn Press magazine

Living in the present, in-depth: a series of five articles

 Life lessons from comedians

Learning from comedians: creative comedy thinking

A humorous Feng Shui story

Gerry Thompson