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‘Darkside’ island humor talk to return to library

By Staff | Jan 31, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. J. David Truby and library Collection Manager Duane Shaffer.

Dr. J. David Truby will host his annual local satire talk, “Sliding Down That Razor Blade of San/Cap’s Good Life” on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in Room 4 at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road.

The talk is a humorous view of Sanibel and Captiva’s “satirical darkside, which may irritate a few locals, but will guffaw most,” Truby said. Library Collection Manager Duane Shaffer added that it is totally in good will humor and is based on a book Truby has been creating for the past four years.

“My talk is totally salty, silly humorous, despite the protective feelings of some folks,” Truby said. “Also, I will ask audience members for funny local insider details to include in my book, which I may actually write, ahhhh, someday.”

He and his wife first came to Sanibel in 1985 and then became annual “seasonal cowards” 29 years ago, staying at the Original Sanibel Arms, he reported. Truby played softball for Sam Bailey’s team in the Wednesday league for years and then played in the Baileyball pickup games on Monday nights.

A U.S. Army veteran, Truby has been a member of American Legion Post 123 for 25 years. Over his 67-year career, he has had experience in advertising, consulting, criminal investigation, higher education, journalism, photography, public relations and sales. Truby has had 23 books commercially published and has 11 national awards for his writing.