Friday, July 3, 2015

Author Ludwig Sawicki Celebrates a 5th Publishing Anniversary of "Confessions of An Ex-Gun Dealer"

I would like to congratulate one of the most entertaining authors I have ever had the privilege to review and interview, on his 5th year publishing anniversary, by re-posting my review of his work and the podcast interview we did together for WITS back on Friday, November 26, 2010.

I look back on the time we shared preparing and recording that interview with a recollection of surprised and genuine appreciation for how much I enjoyed both the author and the reading. Sawicki is a charming and entertaining conversationalist that has a talent for spinning a tale and a knack for writing. I would love to see more writing come from him and that is my secret ambition in re-posting my review.

If your are out there reading this post Mr. Sawicki. . . You have an interested reader in me. I hope you are still writing. Congratulations on the publishing anniversary of your exceptionally entertaining book.

To listen to that WITS interview and an author read excerpt from, Confessions of An Ex-Gun Dealer, go to

Title: Confessions of An Ex-Gun Dealer
Author: Ludwig Sawicki
Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 143275839X
ISBN-13: 978-1432758394
Rating: 5/5 Star!
Reviewed by: Vonnie Faroqui

Confessions of an Ex-Gun Dealer - A Side Splitter with Bang Appeal

Since we are into confessions . . . I have one of my own to make. I am a bleeding heart liberal, love animals and although I am not anti-gun I am close to it. When I first picked up this book I was skeptical about how fair I could be to the author and what kind of review I would give. That being said, I really, truly, deeply enjoyed this book.

Southern gentlemen and the Irish aren't the only natural storytellers. Author Ludwig Sawicki can spin out a tale with the best of them. Confessions of an Ex-Gun Dealer is a humorous, intelligent, straight shooting, and honest memoir that reveals much about life. No time is wasted in political correctness and yet the book has a charm about it that allows the reader to remain comfortable, even when challenged with setting aside personal bias.

Sawicki's love of guns is infectious. His knowledge and experience is vast and yet woven into the book with such ease one hardly realizes they are receiving an education. There is an incredible level of joy and love conveyed in every character description and tale. The people and accounts shared by the author seem to come alive.

There are strange things done by men with guns, for the love of the hunting trail . . .
This is a great book for anyone who enjoys the hunting and the shooting sports but it is also a wonderful study in human resilience, determination, and character. The book is full of life experience and wisdom, business acumen, and best of all laughter. Sawicki is damn funny and an astute observer of human nature.

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