New from Down & Out Books: DANCING BEAR, a Memoir by Gary Waid

Dancing Bear, a Memoir by Gary Waid
Dancing Bear, a Memoir by Gary Waid
TAMPA, Fla. - April 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that DANCING BEAR, a Memoir by Gary Waid, has been published on April 15, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Some have called Gary Waid's unconventional Dancing Bear a self-incriminating, self-flagellant, self-abusive paean to the underbelly of American moral decadence. But if you'd like to read mostly-true stories about marijuana smuggling or federal prison, or even running from the law, this is the book for you.

Not since Portnoy's Complaint has there been such a sad-sack confession. And Waid won't let you stop laughing until the last page.

Meet the author …

Born a Navy brat in San Diego, Gary Waid has done almost everything there is to do in the water, from commercial fishing to operating tugboats to repairing yachts. He has also been a roofer, a carpenter, a musician, a tractor-trailer driver, a writer for magazines—as well as a guest in the federal prison system for smuggling marijuana in the Caribbean. When he reunited with his friend Shawn Corridan, they co-authored the critically acclaimed thriller Goliath (Oceanview Publishing), the Florida noir novel Gitmo (Down & Out Books), and Splinter City (Down & Out Books). Waid lives in Titusville, Florida on a sailboat with his wife Patty and their two dogs.

In its ninth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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