Your commute stinks. Your job's a mess. You didn't win Powerball. Here's a little help. Get the first book in the humorous "Fun Stories" series from award-winning writer R. Scott Murphy. Inspired by "Friends," "Seinfeld," "The Office," "Saturday Night Live," and "The Far Side," the â€œFun Storiesâ€ series offers amusing books, audiobooks, albums and singles to help lighten your day. Part storyteller, part game show host, part DJ, part madcap tour guide, Murphy shares embarrassing work stories, conducts crazy countdowns, sets out on silly Google safaris, and invites your participation through his interactive storytelling game called Mental Kickball. An accomplished radio & TV personality, game show producer, author, and four-time winner of the â€œLate Show With David Lettermanâ€ Top Ten List Contest, Murphy takes random fun to the next level. SAMPLE FUN: â€¢TOP FIVE THEATER: Count down the "Top Five Shamefully Suggestive City Names" â€¢MENTAL KICKBALL SURVEY: Is Starbucks more popular than deodorant in your office? â€¢FUN SCHOOL: Turn an uneasy meeting with a man peeing in the alley into a valuable life lesson â€¢COMMUTER EMPOWERMENT: Learn the best ways to make fun of other motorists and give Clown Commuter Awards â€¢UPLIFTING ADVENTURE: How Chick-fil-A makes Scott feel like Leonardo DiCaprio â€¢IN A WORLD OF SUPERHEROES: Proof positive that Scott is "The Freakin' Michael Phelps of Googling" â€¢SECRET OFFICE TIPS: How to successfully plant decoy food in your work refrigerator Your average daily commute now clocks in at a record 52 minutes (Census Bureau). Your total yearly commute time is now more than nine days. Scott says thatâ€™s longer than some celebrity marriages. You deserve more smiles. Pick up â€œFun Stories For Your Drive To Workâ€ today to add some entertainment to the grind of your drive. For more information about R. Scott Murphy's audiobooks, albums and books, please visit www.mentalkickball.com. You can participate in Mental Kickball on Facebook and Twitter by following Mental Kickball. FUN SIDEBAR: Scott used to think that â€œspirit animalâ€ discussions were kind of silly. Now, with the creation of the supercool 800-pound gorilla Mental Kickball logo, Scott sees it as a fun symbol for the collective power of the 140 million US commuters. Unleash your "spirit gorilla" and get more enjoyment in your days. We are Commuter Nation!