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“Imagination will take you everywhere,” Albert Einstein


At the age of 8, having failed in his lifelong ambition to become a vigilante werewolf, Ray Hamill finally admitted defeat and turned his attention full-time to daydreaming instead.

IMG_0838Whether or not the world is a less safe place because of that decision is up for debate, but years later one thing is abundantly clear – the world of crime fighting’s loss is now the literary world’s gain.

Welcome to BarStoolFanatics.com, a web site like no other web site, if for no other reason than the fact it’s the only one in the entire universe actually called BarStoolFanatics.com.

Here, we like to take a more casual look at the world around us, focusing on the wilder side of sports, pop culture, the art of writing, the odd book, and anything else that sparks our interest.

The most important characteristic for any writer is to observe, to listen more than you speak, to see the world around us all and take it all in, while simultaneously trying not to panic at how messed up everything is and how clueless we truly are as a species.

And the best way to do that is through humor, because if you can’t find a way to laugh at it all, then you might just drive yourself a little nuts thinking about it.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ray moved to the United States in his early 20s, spending time in Boston and San Francisco before settling among the beautiful redwoods in Northern California, where he has worked as a journalist for the past 20 years.

A graduate of Rathmines College in Ireland, Ray has published three books and is considered by many who have read his work to be the most accomplished writer in his own kitchen.

His most recent book, Help, My Horse is Drowning!, is a humorous look at the world of the sports fanatic and the enthusiastically delusional athlete in us all.

He previously published the outrageously satirical Free the Leprechauns as well as the semi-autobiographical Help Me, I’m Irish! – a book about the non-meaning of life.

You can visit his Amazon page at Ray Hamill.


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