Thursday, March 17, 2011


Surely you've heard it said that laughter is the best medicine. Yet, sometimes, taking a look at yourself isn't so funny. You may discover some characteristics that seem less than laughable. That doesn't have to be the case.

I am an author of a series of books designed to help their readers not take life so seriously. I have done this by creating memorably and delightfully dysfunctional characters to whom we can all relate. Just as is the case with all of us, we each have our light and our dark sides. The challenge is to come to a place of acceptance by embracing all that we are. As we do so, we can nurture those characteristics that we wish to possess and to let go of those which no longer serve us.

The important thing is to be gentle with ourselves. We can do this by learning to laugh at our personal foibles as we come to a place of acceptance. By using the spiritual approach of unconditional love, we will be on the pathway to a happier and healthier life.

It isn't easy! Getting honest with yourself is a challenge and you cannot do it alone. That's why it is important to surround ourselves with others who can help guide us on our journey in a loving manner.

I have created a series of satires with a spiritual message. They are about a wayward nun named Sister Mary Olga Fortitude who loves her bourbon and her Marlboros. Amidst a sea of her own dysfunction, she dispenses spiritual nuggets of wisdom and plenty of laughs as she introduces you to characters like her Reverend Mother (a reformed prostitute), the convent's chef (a gay cowboy), and the town prude and busybody, Priscilla Bunhead.

Priscilla is a nasty woman who doesn't have a nice thing to say about anyone who thinks differently from herself. She also manages to bring out the dark sides of characters such as the irascible Martha Mayhem and the haughty Lula Mae Bunsaplenty. Your journey to the fictional town of Bucksnort, Wisconsin will introduce you to many other deliciously zany characters who you will come to love and hate.

Just be careful with your judgments. This is where the task of self-examination comes into play. Anytime you find something disagreeable within another, it's time to take a look at what that is all about. Oftentimes, you will come to discover that you possess those very characteristics that you are judging. That's when it's time to laugh at the characters and yourself. You'll have plenty of opportunities to do this in
The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude and Babes in Bucksnort.

Go ahead and have a good laugh. Then take time to consider how you can practice awareness in your life. Whenever you want to react to something or someone, it's time to take a look in the mirror to see what you can do to change yourself. That takes work. The good news is that you've got an entire lifetime to do that.

The other good news is that the side-splitting laughs don't end with my first two books. Many more books in the series are in the works. Treat yourself to a joyride that will also provide you with some food for thought. You will laugh from the first page until the last. Enjoy your journey to Bucksnort and the more important journeys of your own lives

Author Davis Aujourd'hui' s Books

"The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" Paperback Format (Purchase Here)
"The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" Kindle Format for $3.99 (Purchase Here)

"Babes in Bucksnort" (Book 2) Paperback Format (Purchase Here)
"babes in Bucksnort" in Kindle Format for $3.99 (Purchase Here)

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