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From The Ashes

Described by Fingerman as a “speculative memoir,” FROM THE ASHES takes the popular autobiographical genre and adds a unique twist. With notable recent exceptions James Frey, J.T. LeRoy and Margaret B. Jones, most memoirists depict what’s actually happened in their lives. Fingerman subverts the genre by taking a look back at what’s yet to – but might – occur. In FROM THE ASHES he pits himself and real-life wife Michele against the radioactive elements in post-apocalyptic New York City, positing an alternate time line that starts in the lead up to the 2008 presidential election.Click this to read Bob’s feature about FROM THE ASHES on Huffington Post


“Fingerman is a brilliant satirist, artist and mind. FROM THE ASHES made me laugh out loud. Awesome.”—Trey Parker, South Park

“As a blitz of astringent satire, an unabashed love letter to his wife, and a love-hate manifesto aimed at the whole human race, From The Ashes is a gem; as an addition to the often-staid canon of post-apocalyptic pop culture, it’s a revelation… A“— The Onion

Wrings a wealth of humor from its potentially bleak scenario while making pointed observations about the idiocy of humanity and how it’s likely never to change. A fun read, spiced with highly appealing artwork, this one’s a solid winner.” — Publishers Weekly

“In Bob Fingerman’s hands, even the apocalypse is hilarious.” —

FROM THE ASHES is a wonderful satire that picks its fights wisely and, unlike some political humor, will stand the test of time.” —  Newsarama

“Fingerman’s vision of the apocalypse is a horribly fun and deranged mix of one found in a crystal ball, one in the rear view mirror and one outside his window. I love it.” — Sam Seder, Air America 

FROM THE ASHES wonderfully mixes the sour and the sweet, showcasing how our own ironic, jaded senses of humor just might help us deal with the cold, harsh realities of the end of the world…with some amped-up one-liners.” — Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria

“If there’s only one End of the World book you read this year it should be FROM THE ASHES. It is highly recommended.” —

Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN-10: 1600106005
ISBN-13: 978-1600106002

bob bw smallBob Fingerman is the creator of the dark and humorous prose and comics works: Beg The Question, You Deserved It, Connective Tissue, Recess Pieces and Bottomfeeder.