Readers’ Favorite Gives 5/5 Stars for I Put Pants on for This?


For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Humor/Comedy book “I Put Pants on for This?” by Jackson Banks, currently available at

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

I Put Pants on for This? Stories in Defense of Staying Home is a collection of humorous short stories written by Jackson Banks. The author begins his narratives of funny stories masquerading as fiction (but often containing massive chunks of reality) with a description of his family’s move to Cuba when he was eight years old. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina had been an idyllic place for a boy to grow up, filled with woods and trails for him and his friends to explore. When his father announced his reassignment to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, all Banks could think about was losing his friends, his fort in the woods, and watching the Blue Angels practice overhead each year. Guantanamo Bay was alien and strange. While their plane passed over translucent, sparkling blue waters where dolphins played, the actual base was more of a scrubby desert. Tarantulas, scorpions and banana rats numbered among the significant wildlife encounters he and his family would enjoy. Cuban rock iguanas, who had a penchant for hot dogs, were likely to sneak up on an unwary picnicker and make away with their lunch, hot dog bun and all.

I Put Pants on for This? had me hooked with that opening story, “I Went to Cuba, and All I Got Was This Lousy Voodoo Curse.” Banks had a huge challenge with me as a reader. I’m not really a fan of humor and frequently just don’t understand comedy. That said, I sat entranced, voraciously reading his stories and laughing out loud like a loon, and I actually had a grand time throughout. Banks has a sharp and insightful sense of humor, and an intuitive gift for comedic timing. The only breaks I took from his performance was to Google irresistible items such as the banana rat, and when I’m involved enough in an author’s work to start working interactively with it as I read, that’s a very good thing indeed. Banks’ writing is conversationally smooth and a joy to read, and the different locales covered in this collection add an ample dose of travel and adventure to the mix as well. And yes, New York City subways are that bad. I Put Pants on for This? Stories in Defense of Staying Home is very funny indeed, and it’s most highly recommended.”

You can learn more about Jackson Banks and “I Put Pants on for This?” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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I Put Pants on for This? Now Available


Jackson’s second book, I Put Pants On For This?: Stories in Defense of Staying Home is now available through Amazon as both an eBook and in paperback.

Are you the type of person who makes plans and immediately regrets it? Is your idea of a fun night watching your favorite TV show or reading on the couch? In I Put Pants on for This?, Jackson Banks confirms in his latest book why staying home is sometimes the best plan.

Whether it’s getting lost in the desert outside Las Vegas, kidnapped in the Caribbean, or having a romantic getaway end in a hospital stay, I Put Pants on for This? takes you along for a hilarious ride through misadventures in places near and far, all from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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Current Mood Now Available


Jackson’s first published collection of essays, Current Mood, is now available for sale exclusively through Amazon!

Current Mood is a satirical journey through modern married life: a newly married man painfully learns he does not wear the pants in the family; a do-it-yourself plumbing project goes horribly awry; a how-to guide for dealing with troublesome in-laws; a couples’ massage that almost results in murder. Written with a keen sardonic wit, these essays point out the absurdity and humor in seemingly mundane everyday life.

It’s the perfect companion for the Fourth of July weekend, pairing well with both the beach and margaritas. You can purchase a copy by clicking the cover image below.

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