Books by Travis Haan

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Why: An Agnostic Perspective on the Meaning of Life: This book is the result of obsessing over the meaning of life for ten years. It asks what the meaning of life would be depending on whether or not there is a God or an afterlife, and it comes to the conclusion that regardless of which scenario is true the end result is that we have an opportunity and a responsibility to achieve self-actualization and make the most out of life. Then it provides food for thought on how to do that.

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Philosophies Of The Wise Sloth: A collection of essays from this site about life, death, God, the universe, ethics, personal growth and happiness.

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Practical Advice On Sex Positions, Techniques and Romance: A collection of essays from this blog that represent my lifelong quest to understand sex.


The Bible is Mythology: A collection of essays from The Wise Sloth blog about how Christianity is mythology and does more harm than good in society.

why you should not join the us military

Why You Should Not Join The U.S. Military: A collection of essays from The Wise Sloth blog about the United States military. The central argument is that the military is a cult that violates the troops’ basic human rights.

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The Rotten Apple Interactive Adventure Book: A choose your own adventure book about a real hostel in New Zealand that helps backpackers find work in the local fruit industry. In the story you stay at the Rotten Apple Backpacker Hostel in Hastings, New Zealand for several months. Links within the book allow you to choose how the story unfolds by making decisions, such as what size room to stay in, where to work, where to hang out, and who to sleep with. The story takes you to real places around Hastings and has you do things that real people do there. Embedded within the text are links that connect you with more information about those places and activities.

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The Last Transcript: A psychological thriller about life after the zombie apocalypse written in the form of a transcript of a Skype conversation. Several years after the zombie apocalypse, 9 survivors trapped in different safe houses around the world share a Skype call on Thanksgiving.  Not all of them survive. The story is also a script for a super low budget movie or play.

An Old Man From Jersey Explains: Life: A 67 page comic about an eccentric old man sitting on his porch steps explaining life to a little boy. It’s basically a summary of one of my other books, “Why: An Agnostic Perspective on the Meaning of Life.” This comic delves into complex philosophical concepts in a lighthearted way that’s easy to understand but will still make you think.

Download a free script of An Old Man From Jersey Explains Life so you can make your own two man film or performance piece.

Occupy LOL Street: Volume 1: 140 page collection of six dark, surreal comics about three cats who get involved in the Occupy LOL Street protests in Zuchinni park and try to find solutions to America’s problems.

Occupy LOL Street: Volume 2: 114 page collection of 6 more LOL Street comics.

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Two Conservative Ladies script: A script for a very dark humored, cynical play or stand-up comedy act in which two conservative ladies stand around and talk about American politics and conservative values. It’s a scathing analysis of conservative American culture.

State of the Union Volume 1: 75 pages of poignant, slightly dark and surreal political comics previously posted on The Wise Sloth website.

Download a free script of Volumes 1&2 of State of the Union so you can make your own film or performance piece.

State of the Union Volume 2: 88 pages of poignant, slightly dark and surreal political comics previously posted on The Wise Sloth website.

The Wise Sloth Institute– This E-book takes you on a virtual tour of the intellectual monastery I would build if I got a large enough donation.

Monk and Punk: Book 1 of 3: A very dark, crude comic book about a monk who gets kicked out of his monastery and teams up with an alcoholic punk to pull of a get-rich quick scheme involving assembly line pulp fiction writing with the goal of building their own monastery. The story is also a business plan, and it comes with a free formula plot template.

Monk and Punk: Book 2 of 3: Following the events of book 1, Monk and Punk adapt their plans to build a monastery after a series of disasters and end up building a hollow, floating island with a concrete hull that they use as a sustainable house boat to live on and operate their growing independent publishing house out of. Oh, and there’s narwhals.

Monk and Punk: Book 3 of 3: This is only the outline of book three, and I’ll probably end up rewriting the whole thing anyway. However,  there’s a story there, and you may find it interesting in seeing how I plot these comics out. In this story the gang starts a pirate radio station on a new floating island run by homeless people after their first floating monastery gets impounded. Then the gang learns it’s not a good idea to start a pirate radio station.

american ashes

American Ashes: A collection of stories written by Keith Wagner and edited by me. They involve degeneracy and paint a grim picture of life and culture in America.

the wise sloth

The Wise Sloth Second Edition: 92 blogs from this website up to July 2012. It’s very out of date. Many of the blogs in this book have been edited or deleted since then.
The Wise Sloth First Edition: A Collection of blogs from this site up to May 2011. Consider this the “early works” of the Wise Sloth. It’s woefully amateur crap, but I keep it around for posterity.
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