Sometimes, You’ve Just Gotta Laugh

Drum rollSales of my book, Neighbors At War, continue climbing. And this website is growing by leaps and bounds. But I was somewhat shocked to see the price offered by one Amazon bookseller for a ‘used’ copy of my book. He says it’s in very good shape, but the price? Drum roll, please!

Seller: TSCBooks $789.12 + $3.99shipping Used – Very Good Very Good Condition – Satisfaction Guaranteed – Excellent Customer Service – Used books may not include codes or supplemental parts


Folks, I really do think my book is good. But it ain’t THAT good!

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

3 thoughts on “Sometimes, You’ve Just Gotta Laugh

  1. Nila

    Ward, I disagree with you. It is THAT good. Reading your book could save someone (or many) from making the mistake of a lifetime. Had I read it before I made this horrible HOA purchase it would have saved me $200,000.00. For that, I would have gladly paid $789.12 for your book but I probably would have asked for free shipping!

  2. LisaLoving

    The price tag you are quoting is why I haven’t bought the book, which looks awesome. The few books I’ve seen about HOAs are all costly, Evan McKenzie’s newest is almost $20 used — yours is only a few dollars cheaper. They are not at the library either. It’s a damn shame cause most the the people I have interviewed with HOA horror stories are deeply in debt.

    1. Ward Lucas Post author

      Hi Lisa. Have faith, the eBook version is coming soon and it’ll only be $9.95. The higher prices on the soft bound book are necessary because of huge printing and distribution costs. Believe me, the author makes almost nothing for a $25 book, probably less than fifty cents per book. Still, the wild photo on my front cover makes my book perfect for the coffee table! Ah! And a number of libraries have now agreed to make “Neighbors At War” available. At this point, I don’t know which ones they are. That process happens way over my head! BTW, McKenzie’s book is a must-read. I would have bought it for ten times the asking price.


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