I am an Annie Proulx fan. I’ve read the majority of her books, including her nonfiction, and I plan to continue reading anything she releases. When I saw Brain Power, released December of 2014, I assumed it must be some sort of parody project on her part. She’s got a great sense of humor, and with the Homer Simpson cover and the fact that it’s self-published, I figured Proulx was simply having some fun and I wanted to experience it.
Let me say from the outset that this book is not by Annie Proulx. I don’t know why her name is on the cover, but the interior pages list John Gerveso as the author. Some quick research revealed that he’s published similar projects in the past through Amazon’s CreateSpace.
This book takes itself very seriously and seems to be a self-help book. Why is Annie Proulx’s name on the cover? I have no idea. Why is Homer Simpson on the cover? No idea on that one, either. I suspect permission was not granted on either account.
What I do know is that if you are an Annie Proulx fan, this book appears to be using her good name fraudulently and I advise you to avoid it at all cost.
I will return this book to Amazon.com immediately.
Please do inspect the pictures below as proof.