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Americans Must Choose between Freedom and Economic Bondage: Surprise Published by Outskirts Press

June, 2014

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated family, relationships, ethics and morals book from Buffalo, NY, author Robert James Karpie.

Denver, CO, and Buffalo, NY – Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Surprise: A Message of Hope! Second Edition by Robert James Karpie.  The author’s most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the family, relationships, ethics and morals category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

In a world fraught with uncertainty, people are plagued by many absurd man-made social epidemics in the country as violence still continues to destroy society, as do illegal drugs.  In fact, random acts of mass shootings / massacres seem to be escalating as guns get blamed and the Second Amendment is in jeopardy.   Ironically, civil rights seem to be disappearing one right after another — slowly but surely in the name of national security.

On one hand, the nation has finally taken steps to address and deal with the horrific act of childhood bullying.  On the other hand, Americans still live in denial as the Powers-that-Be bully “We the People.”  The choice is Freedom or Economic Bondage.

“Never underestimate the spirit of humanity,” writes author Karpie.  “It is time to care and the first step is to get your head out of denial.   We must all participate together to make a difference.”

The author’s website is

238 pages in length, Surprise: A Message of Hope! Second Edition is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the family, relationships, ethics and morals category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Surprise meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Surprise can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478725985

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Robert James Karpie is the author of Social Security, Immaculate Deception— A National Disgrace.  This book, Surprise, is a fantastic journey from dream to inception, with persistence, faith and guts.  Bob is also a U. S. Marine and has been married to his lovely wife Susan for over forty years.  They have two daughters and seven grandchildren.  Bob was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and he worked for the Buffalo Board of Education for twenty-three years as a computer operator at city hall.  Bob owns both B4HEART Publishing and

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