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"Fuck, YES! A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything"
by Wing Fu Fing

A fictional-free-for-all that pretty much defies description. There's something bold, refreshing and irreverent about Wing's writing. This book is original, delightful to read.
        East/West Journal
In 384 pages the writer takes the happy acceptance of everything (yes) to both its rational and irrational ends. One wonders how much of Wing's off-the-wall humor is autobiographical. This is what makes the book effective.    
        Transformation Times
Some people may be offended by this book. It has neither been sanitized or neutered. Some will gain insights into modern male psychology, and others will regard it as a bright opening in their lives.  
        New Age Retailer Magazine
Fing manages to incorporate the styles of Baudelaire, Rabelais, Swift, Lenny Bruce and the Three Stooges in a rollicking tale of power, sex, money, greed, lust, truth, enlightenment, disillusionment, compassion, stupidity, justice, and (dare it be said) Love. The intelligent reader (and that is precisely the reader this book attracts) can easily give in to Fing's adventurous tale and be all the healthier for it. There are genuine belly laughs in this book, and when was the last time you read a book that did that for you.
        Yossarian Universal New Service
How the author can offer nearly 400 pages of his subject when the reader will find that 4 or at most 40 would have covered the message? Wing offers 4 - count them 4 - chapters specifically to the investigation of his favorite four-letter word.
        Omega New Age Directory (Actually it's 6 chapters.)
I encourage you to look at the book's title as an indication of the honesty one can expect to find inside. 

        A minister

        OSL Metaphysical Magazine
"Fuck, YES!" is one of the best books I've ever read by any author. 
         A prisoner


Wing has a valiant grasp of issues ranging from women's psychology to world hunger, and a remarkable talent for interweaving spiritual reflection and American vernacular, and an experienced storyteller's skill with image and plot. My conclusion: The author is someone very gifted and well-known in whose best interests it is to remain, in connection with "Fuck, YES!", at least temporarily anonymous. 
         New Florida Magazine
Vapid. Boring.

        OSL Metaphysical Magazine
Wing reveals a lot about male psychology, naïve male ego and vulnerable male idealism that I, for one, am glad to have heard.
         A feminist editor
Reverend Wing entertains us with anecdotes of how he came to realize the truth that he espouses in each chapter's introduction. It's a pleasure to find a book dealing with higher consciousness (forgiving, acceptance, loving) which comes form a light/humorous point of view.  
         Mighty Natural Magazine
Vapid. Boring. What ever possessed the publisher to publish this? Would somebody tell me what the point is? 
           OSL Metaphysical Magazine
"From a literary point of view, this is the richest piece of American tapestry I have read in a long time. The theme of an intelligent man dealing with twentieth century woman shows the talent of Updike. The author's attempts at defining "yes" and the "f" word are as biting as anything in Ambrose Bierce's "Devil's Dictionary"-- and as apt . The exploration of casual relationships has all the Southern California flavor of Nathaniel West. There is tragedy and violence in the tradition of Hemingway. Joycian epiphany appears at every turn in the plot. T.S. Eliot's red rocks are turned over. The thin line between reality and fiction is a walk, a dance, along Castenada's cliff. Wing's use of metaphor is deft and subtle (check out the publisher). A mock epic in the style of the earliest English novels, certainly the ghost of Tom Jones munching a mutton leg watches over "Say YES to Vegetables."
You will either love it or hate it, or maybe even both. I think it is one of the best pieces of American fiction I've read in years. I'm hoping to add another copy to our library soon, as it's been difficult to keep it out of borrowers hands for more than a few days. There was a waiting list before I could finish."  
        Georgian Newsletter