Materials: paper, ink
"Brilliant!" "Ridiculously funny!" "Really moved me" "AMAZING!!!" —5 star reviews on Goodreads.com
The Incompetent Psychic—Memoir of screw-ups and redemption by an imaginative, insightful (and quite amusing) freelance artist. More reader reviews: "The writing SPARKLES!" & "a GREAT read!"
Fantastical memoir rich with humor and rollicking stories examines life on this planet with help from friends in another dimension. Explores four decades of making & selling art, trying to find meaning in a suburban childhood, good & bad relationships, budget travel, reincarnation, addiction recovery and gaining self esteem in unlikely ways (both humbling & embarrassing). You'll share puff pastries with angels and pizza in the A's locker room. You'll race on sailboats, ski on acid and live with showgirls in Las Vegas. You might face some fears. Money making tips on how to (and how not to) navigate a creative career without a real job. Mernie isn't a wiz with the Cosmic Message Function, but she keeps trying to hear the angels... and the dogs. They talk to all of us.
Quality paperback—312 pages, 5.5x8.5", includes 20 b&w works of art by the author. Table of Contents in photos above.
“I could put it down, but kept picking it back up again.” —said more than one reader.
"Aghast, engrossed, enchanted and delighted.” —claimed the second man who read it
"Better than I expected it to be. The dead people's voices are good." —highly critical NYC book editor (retired)
Companion Blog: 170 Paintings that inspired the stories at www.mernie.medium.com
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94 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
This book....wow! I swear she painted these pages of her life with her brush as it is so eloquently written in the many layers that require a rich masterful canvas. Her colors of the great, the bad, and the not so pretty all written with compassion, humility, transparency. If we could all reflect with such brutal honesty. The foreward alone had me contemplating life already. The pages come to life as I read them, much like her artwork does everytime I glance at the many paintings of hers I have adorning my space. A must read!!!
Saving the nicely wrapped copy for a quiet afternoon. This is one odyssey I’m looking forward to enjoying.
A memoir that will stay with you long after you have finished the last page. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beautiful painting! Just what my gallery wall needed. 9x12 is a little tricky to find frames for, but I got a simple one at Michaels.
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Yucatan Shore 9x12 Original Acrylic Painting,Tropical Beach Art, Mayan Ruins Tulum Mexico, Aqua Ocean Sunset Wall Art, Mernie Buchanan
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Corner of Pink & Green Original Acrylic Painting, 14x11 Spring Blossoms Cheerful Wall Art, Hand Painted Frame, Hudson Valley Art, Mernie
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Rhododendron Friends Original Acrylic Painting 11x14, May Landscape Hudson Valley Art, Pink White Flowers on Green Lawn in Forest, Mernie
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Hudson River Sky Original Acrylic Painting, 9x12 Rainy Gold & Silver Sunset Wall Art, View from Kingston Bridge New York, Mernie Buchanan
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Ducks in a Row Original Acrylic Painting, 9x12 Mallard Ducks, Shoreline Birds Three Ducks Wading, Mernie Buchanan, Affordable Wall Art
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