Dr. Hope, J.A.P.D. (Just A Pretend Doctor)

 Author, Musician, Poker Player, and All Around Silly Guy, whose real name is Tim Anders

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Dr. Hope's NEW video!

(It will make you Laugh!)

Children's Books


      Dr. Hope’s award-winning empowering story books give you self-esteem, teach you the power of believing in yourself, the joy in helping others, the love of laughter, to always try your best, and the benefits of living in the present moment.





Chip, the Little Computer is an endearing story written side by side in both English and Spanish. Chip has a dream: to help children learn new things and to make them laugh and play. His story starts out in a cold, dark warehouse. After countless disappointments, Chip is told by a wise old copy machine to have faith in his dream. He learns the

power of determination that comes from believing in your dream no matter what happens. The story has a surprise ending.


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On the CD: Russ T. Nailz and other talented voice actors (Dr. Hope is one of them) act out Chip’s story. In addition, there are 5 original heart-warming and humorous tunes are included.



Laughing Day is another delightful story written in both English and Spanish. Oolong, a young lad from the village of the Boologs, searches for Pickled Palamadora, a delicacy that his mother has sent him to buy for the up coming Laughing Day celebration.

        To his dismay, there is none to be found and he is sent off to the village of the Grumpies to find some. (Grumpies are a group of very disagreeable elves.) This sets the stage for an extraordinary adventure.

Oolong must pass through the scary Dark Forest in order to get to the Grumpies’ village. Along the way, he learns a valuable life lesson from a wise old man who helps him when his pushcart looses a wheel. Oolong teaches this lesson to the Grumpies he encounters. A marvelous and wonderful thing happens when he returns home for the Laughing Day



Laughing Day is now an eBook and Audio book

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Wanna know what Betty White, Priscilla Presley, Charton Heston and other folks are saying about Laughing Day?  Just click here to find out!


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by Dr. Hope



For Dr. Hope's Favorite Motivational and Humorous Quotes check this out!:

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Grown Up Books

(Yes, these books are grown up and old enough to leave home, regrettably, given the state of the economy, many of them have chosen to still live with their parents.)


A word from the author about his parent's true-life love story:

 Everybody Calls My Father, Father



Everybody Calls My Father, Father



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            Yessiree,  Tim 'Dr. Hope' Anders'  father was a Catholic priest and his mother, a Broadway actress and producer. His new book, Everybody Calls My Father, Father is based on the true life love story of his parents and the strength, humor, and optimism his mother showed in the face of horrific circumstances.  Click here to learn more.


Dr. Hope's The Tools You Need to Fix Your Life-a Compilation of the Best Self-Help Books Ever Written

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Pumping Iron: A Traveling Poker Player's 10 Minute Hotel Room Workout


Why Is An Award-Winning Children’s Book Author/ Poker Professional Writing An Exercise Book?

Simple: to help anyone who travels stay in shape with an easy 10 minute hotel room workout.

        With the aid of a personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, children’s book author/ poker professional, Dr. Hope, J.A.P.D. (Just A Pretend Doctor) has written a delightfully humorous and informative book that will keep you in shape while you are on the road.

        World Poker Tour Host, Courtney Friel demonstrates these exercises in high quality full color photographs.  176 pages of what you need to know to stay in shape while traveling.  Also: a bonus section on how to play No Limit Texas Hold’em.

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The Best RED Book on Weight Control or How to Slim Down & Get Fit Without Starving or Overexerting Yourself

This book will teach you:

  •      How to customize a diet that will fit your specific nutritional needs. How to get in shape and stay in shape with as little as 1 hour per week of easy no-pain exercises, specifically designed for you.  How to lose weight without ever going hungry.

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