Are you tired of the same old drama that can come with being part of a Homeowner’s Association? Well, have we got the book for you! Introducing, The HOA! A satirical novel about living in a fictional homeowner’s association. That could be YOUR homeowner’s association. This book is the perfect combination of humor, satire, and over-the-top stories about improbable people that will make you chuckle, while offering insight into the life of a homeowner’s associations. You will get a glimpse into all of the fun and all of the drama that comes with being part of a HOA. From outrageous spending, to heated debates, this book covers it all. With a lighthearted tone, and a humorous outlook, this book will keep you laughing all the way through. With a diverse cast of characters, The HOA is sure to have something for everyone.
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If you have ever wondered what it is like to live in a neighborhood governed by a ruthless Homeowners Association, then you need to get your hands on this wickedly funny book! In this book, you will be immersed in a world of eccentric characters and unpredictable situations that will have you laughing out loud. You’ll meet a diverse cast of characters, from a conniving president of the HOA to a couple new to HOA living that just want to fit in, each with their own unique stories and points of view. From the boardroom to the backyard, the reader will be taken on a wild ride as they witness the power struggles, secrets, and gossip that unfold in this bizarre and hilarious world. With sharp and witty dialogue, heartwarming moments, and laugh-out-loud hilarity, this book is sure to entertain and delight readers of all ages. So don’t miss out on this wickedly funny look at the world of Homeowners Associations – Join our mailing list and back our Kickstarter campaign!
There are so many books. So many stories. Where do you find that perfect read? The book you don’t want to put down, and you don’t want to end? The HOA just might be that perfect read that won’t let you down.
The HOA is a sharp, thoughtful, and biting satire of life within a dysfunctional homeowner’s association. Through this satirical and comedic take on the goings-on of an HOA, readers can enjoy stories of strange and absurd situations, miscommunications, and the side-splitting absurdity that ensues.
The book follows the story of unlikely but dedicated and well-meaning community members who unexpectedly come together due to a financial crisis that no one saw coming. This band of misfits discovers a reality far different than what they imagined when they take on the challenges of addressing the impending financial disaster and the status quo. They learn lessons the hard way while confronting their own shortcomings in the process.
From late-night community meetings and wild petty disputes, it’s the perfect blend of relatable suburban life mixed with a comedy of errors. You will get a glimpse into all of the quirkiness and all of the drama that comes with being part of an HOA. From outrageous spending, to heated debates, to hidden agendas, to political maneuvering, appearances can be deceiving behind the white-only mandated window treatments.
Diving into the often hilarious, and sometimes nightmarish world of an HOA, the vivid descriptions of the power struggles, petty squabbles, and backstabbing that goes on, there are tales of friendship and camaraderie. Comedy and chaos reign supreme as we meet a wide array of eccentric and entertaining characters:
A couple who are looking to better their living situation by moving into Thornwillow Heights, an upscale homeowner’s association.
A single woman who lives across the street and a longtime resident of Thornwillow Heights.
A latecomer to Thornwillow Heights, who moves in just as things in the association are about to change.
Rebecca, a former beauty queen, whose grand aspirations didn’t go as planned. Joining and taking over the Board of Directors is where she flourishes. Jon, Rebecca’s quiet husband, hides behind the newspaper when Rebecca’s rage is unleashed.
Roger, a quiet bachelor, long-time resident, vice president of the Board, and enabler. Rosemary, a former Board member, who is now the power behind Rebecca’s throne.
After an early retirement, she is Rebecca’s strongest supporter on the Board, who never really left the 80’s.
Another Board member, enabler, and close confidant of Sylvia.
Enigmatic and inscrutable, the odd-man-out on the Board, who is the first to point out the financial crisis no one else wants to address.
Handpicked seat-filler on the Board, who doesn’t fit in anywhere.
A newer resident who not only sees everything that’s going wrong in and around the Association, but marshals previously apathetic neighbors to band together for much-needed change.
One of the earliest residents of Thornwillow Heights, she sees everyone and everything and knows what’s going to happen, often before it actually does.
Neurotic, highly-strung, and attention-seeking, floating in the outer orbit of Rebecca’s circle of cronies.
Always upset and overwhelmed, she tries to make sure everyone is doing the right thing.
The harried kitchen designer with multiple stalkers and a mandate to remove ALL the trees from around her home.
Betty Jean, an early and low-key instigator for change. Stan, Betty Jean’s husband, who has discovered a neighbor across the way who puts on a 5-Star show every evening by not closing her curtains.
THE neighborhood busybody who tries to keep tabs on what everyone else is doing and never short of an opinion how THEY should be doing things.
The 80-something retired social worker who is still VERY SOCIAL.
The handsome and quiet lead gardener from Landscape Dreams, Thornwillow Heights landscaping vendor, that most of the women presume is taking care of much more than the shrubbery.
Who may, or may not, be involved with multiple households at Thornwillow Heights.
So, buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the unexpected chaos and hilarity as our cast of characters deals with the roller-coaster ride of frustrations, secrets, gossip, successes, losses, and unexpected plot twists.
What do you find when you look under the paper-thin veneer of an upscale Homeowner’s Association? Behind the mandated white-only window treatments, the always-closed garage doors, and in select areas, well maintained landscaping, you will find an array of eccentric homeowners, many of them trying to subvert and take control of the HOA.
The HOA is the debut novel from David B. Roundsley. Author of his memoir, Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence, about his 13-year search for his birth parents, shocking discoveries and the half-siblings he discovered. The HOA is a much lighter read, sitting somewhere between the first Tales of the City book by Armistead Maupin and Desperate Housewives. Minus the eating disorders, cosmetic surgery and body count.
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At the end of last year we did an electro pop remix of one of our earlier songs, “Sensual Ambience”, which was included on our 12th album, “Atmospherics 2: Chill” released in November. While listening to the song during the mixing/remixing process, it occurred to us that the Pet Shop Boys song, “West End Girls” would fit quite nicely with this track. Once the holidays were passed we went back into the studio and did our own version of “West End Girls” and then grafted parts of that into “Sensual Ambience”.
The Track listing for the Extended Play is: 1. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Extended Mix) 06:26 2. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Single Edit) 04:10 3. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Instrumental Mix) 06:26 4. Sensual Ambience (Electro Pop Remix Edit) 07:24
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