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Three-headed hydras saying everything is fine.
No. Everything is not fine.

Three-Headed Hydras Are Everywhere Right Now. Why?

Something is fundamentally wrong in America and I now know the cause.

Meet the hydra heads: Apathy, Envy and Fear.

Name the hydra heads with me

These odd, triple-headed creatures aren’t new. They have existed since humans became humans, but in more recent times were relegated to the darkest corners of our society. But times have changed. Now they are popping up everywhere.

I now know how to stop the hydras

Like you, I was frustrated and angry about the current state of our country but unaware of the reality of hydras. All that changed when I happened to be one of the first people to read chapters from a new book with the odd title Attack of the Three-headed Hydras. A guy who was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show back when it was one of the most influential platforms in mainstream America teamed up with an organizational psychologist who has had a long career running public organizations to create a critical work of nonfiction that feels like someone taking an eraser to a wall of problems then knocking down the wall itself.

The new book Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras
If you think the front of this book is weird, wait until you see the back.

What does this book have to do with you?

If you feel like something is fundamentally broken in the United States and wish someone would just tell you what it is and how to start fixing it, then this book is for you. It’s not political. It’s not religious. It’s not even controversial, unless you think the idea of Americans taking care of Americans is a radical (or, somehow, unamerican) concept.

Yes, buy the book

Someone called it, “the funniest serious book” they have read, and I think that fits very well. The mix of graphic-novel style, well-drawn, stylish cartoons and quick chapters (called “episodes” in the book) make it comparable to a non-fiction Diary of a Wimpy Kid for adults. Courtney and Cappello really know what they are talking about both in terms of the problems and the solutions and you will probably appreciate the way they don’t hit you over the head or lecture.

In 15 seconds you will know it all!



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Gregory Sherrow

Fiction writer, trail runner, dog lover, P/T stoic, IT Director for the Anna, Age Eight Institute at NMSU. | Twitter: @gregorysherrow