“Abel James shares his playful and satirical side through remarkable poems that make you laugh out loud. It's as if you’re reading a limerick while also feeling like you might just have entered the mind of a brilliant commentator on society and life. The poems feel like a tease or tickle from someone you love. If you want to feel loved or smarter, or laugh a little harder, get this book.”
- Dr. Srini Pillay, Harvard Neuroscientist and Bestselling Author
“Don't let the cute art and talk of silliness fool you. As much as there are ample portions of goofy delight in these lovely poems, this book is actually a trenchant critique of the brokenness of the modern world. It will make you laugh, and it will make you think, and it will make you feel deep, heart-wrenching things—and this was all, I suspect, rather James's intent: to produce a literary masterpiece that hooks you with its charm and keeps you with its ageless and arresting wisdom.”
- Dr. Stefani Ruper, Author, Scholar and Philosopher
"In a world that takes itself far too seriously, Abel manages to both poke fun and provide insight… if one is willing to go on the adventure."
- Robb Wolf, New York Times Bestselling Author
"A playful and brilliant narrative of American life in 2019. I couldn’t help feeling like this little book of poems was a forbidden glimpse behind a curtain of illusion. It’s almost as if the words on each page demand action. Or, at the very least, give me a gentle nudge, telling me to ‘Wake Up.’ This is poetry that we can all learn from… I truly enjoyed the experience!"
- Justin Nault, Musician and Entrepreneur
"Smart, hip, and charming, you'll love Abel's take on coping with the hype and nonsense of modern day living! Each poem takes you on a mini journey to lift the veil, first revealing the truth of what's really going on, and then helping you appreciate the beauty and good things in your life."
- Jennifer Iserloh, Alchemist, Holistic Health Coach and Author
"I highly recommend Abel’s small book of poetry. With all the noise of today’s society, there are times when you just need to turn it all off and have a chuckle. This book does exactly that. Even though the content is based on today’s real world problems, the humor behind it is fantastic and gives you a little hope we can get it figured out.”
- Gary Collins, Writer and Life Simplification Teacher
"Cheeky and shareable fun with a side of a slap in the face for the current world we live in. These simple poems have the power to open your eyes even wider. I only hope this gets in the hands of everyone - so don't just buy it for yourself, buy it for everyone on your holiday list, even if you dislike them. They probably need it more than you."
- Jaime Masters, Business Coach, Author & Host of the Eventual Millionaire Podcast
"Abel James' Designer Babies Still Get Scabies captures the status quo of America – with a wink. Prepare to smile, reflect, and live a more meaningful life – with both eyes open."
- Jeff Schneider, Musician, Educator, and Creator
“I LOVED your poetry book. I read the whole thing. It was SO good and so funny and sad. It’s a great book and I think everybody should read it.”
- Abel’s Mom, Musician and Author
“Designer Babies Still Get Scabies is great. Hilarious, heartfelt, heart-wrenching, entertaining and thought-provoking. All bets are on another New York Times bestseller!”
- Banjo Jim, Musician and Handyman
"Life is qualitative, not quantitative, so do yourself a favor: find a seat and read this collection of evocative, rapid-fire and on-point poems. You'll be better off for it, I promise!"
- Carl T. Swanson, Writer, Traveler and Free Spirit
"Sometimes, we all need to read a little bit of poetry to take the edge off. And Abel's book is the perfect prescription in today's crazy world.”
- Ryan Lee, Coach and Entrepreneur
"Mostly silly? Ok, sure - but as I chuckled, I also felt my heart tighten up at Abel's ability to give us a huge dose of 2019 reality. This little poetry book screams WAKE UP - nothing like humor mixed with a big ol' dose of truth to get us to pay more attention to where we need to make some significant changes in the world. Highly recommended, I'm giving this to everyone I know!"
- Sarah Fragoso, Bestselling Author
“A highly entertaining, brilliantly crafted, and deeply profound look at the current state of the human condition. It will challenge you, confront you and perhaps even shock you... but whether or not you agree with it, it’s near impossible to deny the sheer genius of this poetic masterpiece. The wit and wisdom within these pages will stay with you long after you put this book down.”
- Akshay Nanavati, Bestselling Author