The Indefatigable Emperor Norton versus the Diabolic Machine

$10 flat fee - sales tax and shipping included - Autographed Copy!  


This book is one glorious ballad of rambunctious fun and laughter!  Set in 19th Century San Francisco, you will romp along on the merry adventures with the legendary folk hero Emperor Norton.  You will witness his ingenuity!  You will see his celebrations promenading through North Beach with his Parrot Parade!  You will attend his eloquent and ennobling public speech against exploitation.  Then he gathers his Marching Band of Merry Mishaps to make siege upon the Fortress of  Oppression!  Then his Carnival of Calamities will charge to the peak at the climactic conclusion culminating in the Noble Emperor Norton’s ferocious battle with the Diabolic Machine!  This could be the battle till someone dies of laughter.  Yippee-Ki-Yay!


This ballad is a hoot!

This is 840 poetic lines of rip snorting, rooting, tooting fun!

This is a book length ballad of happiness! 


During the Covid-19 virus pandemic, as all the scientists have been diligently and earnestly working on a vaccine, in my own humble way, I may have found a cure for the quarantine blues and blahs! 


Although this ballad stands independently, it can be read as a continuation of my previous ballads of Emperor Norton in my poetry collections - Broken Open and Always Here Always Odd.  


This publication is saddle stitched.  It is a booklet with 33 pages filled with fantastic poetry.  Upon your order, I will mail an autographed copy directly to you - USPS First Class Mail!  


For international orders, please contact me to make arrangements.  

Ballad of Emperor Norton - signed copy