"A pop starlet fresh out of rehab, an insurance company middlemanager with an unhealthy appetite for baked goods, a high school sophomore with spectacular facial hair -- all sorts of American oddballs turn up in Tim Josephs' sly, off -kilter, very funny fiction. To read these short stories (some of them very short indeed) is to enter a strange territory where Raymond Carver meets The Onion. Brevity, soul, and lots of wit." - Jody Rosen, writer, Slate Magazine
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Steve Martin, Ronald Dahl, and Woody Allen, Tim Josephs' stories are original, funny, and often times bizarre.
Whether it's choosing a Halloween costume, going to the doctor's office, or even just commuting to work, Josephs manages to take ordinary circumstances and put his own unique spin on them.
A Camouflaged Fragrance of Decency will keep you laughing and probably forever alter the way you think about cake.
"Tim Josephs writes stories with just the right mix of humor, heart and truth. He speaks for anyone who's ever had a childhood, dated the right person, dated the wrong person or gotten older." - Doug Dean, editor, PortlandFiction.net