A collection of humorous commentaries from New England’s Joe Wright, an ordinary, middle-aged man struggling to understand and cope with life in the twenty-first century and embrace the ways of the modern world.
In 2009, author Brian Daniels created Joe Wright—a clueless, middle-aged, thick-around-the-middle man hopelessly stuck in the twentieth century. Thoughts of an Average Joe is the hilarious rambling of a man whose commentaries voice the confusion and angst of a simple, old dude trying to make sense of life in the modern world. In this book, Joe offers his thoughts about the many issues that confuse or annoy him: “I’m Not Ready for the Wireless World,” “Poachers Are Not Hunters,” and “I’m Comfortable in My Old Skin,” are just a few examples. He, like many men, struggles to understand his “little woman” and others of her gender in several essays, including “I’m Afraid of the Little Woman,” and “I’ve Noticed That Women Are Not Like Men." You’ll meet Joe, Smalltown (his beloved northern New England hometown), his fascinating friends and family members, Dan’s Market, Small-Mart, Blake’s Esso Station, and the Smalltown News. He hopes his stories will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Maybe you’ll even agree with most of his Thoughts. If not, he’ll be quick to tell you . . . well . . . you are just wrong.