Coffee at JJ's: Solving the World's Problems, One Donut at a Time

General Fiction, Humor, Biographies & Memoirs

By Charles Cordova

Publisher : Wolf House Press

ABOUT Charles Cordova

Charles Cordova
I am a 68-year-old married man, and have been writing books for the last ten years or so. I have published with in the past, but now am striking out on my own with Coffee at JJ's, a humorous look at several "geezers" who spend their mornings trading stories and insults w More...



Take about a dozen retired men who meet for coffee every morning at their local donut shop, and listen in as they discuss everything from the latest government scandal to their own pet peeves. It's a great way to discover how funny being an old geezer can actually be. Author Charles Cordova joined these men one day last April and less than a year later produced this light-hearted look at life after retirement. So sit in your favorite chair, get comfortable, and prepare to enjoy a warm, tasty cup of ...Coffee at JJ's.

Being a grey-haired man in my late sixties, I was invited one day to join a group of men that I saw whenever I went to JJ's Donut Shop for a cup of coffee. The men, about a dozen retirees from different backgrounds and walks of life, usually sat just outside the shop talking and lauging among themselves. I decided to join them, and I soon I found myself writing down some of the funnier things they said or did. The result is "Coffee at JJ's," a tribute to the joys of growing old and having good friends to share both good times and bad.


Novelist Stephen King[never]read this book and[never] said, “I loved every page of it.”

J.K. Rowling gave copies to all her friends of [another book, not] Coffee at JJ’s.

Crime author Joseph Wambaugh said, “I laughed out loud several times[but not] at Coffee at JJ’s.”

John Grisham wrote, “You should not miss this one!”[about a different book]

Coffee at JJ’s is [not] on the New York Times Bestseller list.

“This is a brilliant work from a master writer. I love this guy.”[writes the author]

Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes,[never] said, “I expect great things from Mr. Cordova.”

The International Humor Writers Guild [does not exist, couldn’t have] reviewed Coffee at JJ’s, and [never] gave it Five Stars.

The Librarians Guild of America admires great writers: Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and [they’ve never heard of] Charles Cordova.