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Internet Personality Kenny Harmon Talks About His Heritage in The Book “Sad Papaw’s Heritage”

The viral internet sensation brings readers way back in time to talk about his family heritage before some of the items and activities of today became popular.

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“Kenny Harmon’s thorough records about his family ancestry dig deep into the sands of time to bury their unique, unforgettable stories. It was an evocative, heart-racing, and enlightening experience.”  - Foluso Falaye, Portland Book Review

The self-publishing and book marketing company Readersmagnet showcased Kenny Harmon’s “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), which took place at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, last October 18-22, 2023.

ReadersMagnet helps independent and self-published authors gain exposure, readers, and marketing connections by exhibiting their works at national and international book events as big as the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is the biggest book trade fair in the world.

One of the authors under ReadersMagnet is the internet sensation Kenny Harmon, popularly known as Sad Papaw. He went to internet fame when his granddaughter posted a photo of him on Twitter on his birthday when none of his grandchildren could come. It gained empathy from the internet and made him popular through memes and supportive reactions from netizens.

Kenny Harmon published a book, “Sad Papaw’s Heritage,” which was exhibited by ReadersMagnet at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The book trade fair gave Sad Papaw an opportunity to have his book checked out by his fans and avid readers from around the world. The book received 5-star ratings from book review publications, such as Portland Book Review and Tulsa Book Review.

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage” takes the readers into the pages of the life of the Harmons, whose family history first flourished in the wheat fields of Kentucky. This book allows the readers to revisit the days when the Americans first took to the fields to play a new game called baseball. It was also the time when the farmers struggled with hard work, doubts, and dreams of a new life in America. The children of this period would then have their first taste of Graham crackers and peanut butter cookies.

Kenny also introduces the distant kin that made an impact on the family’s legacy at a time when the people in the world still struggled to find a cure for simple ailments, pneumonia, headaches, and labor pains. “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” is Kenny Harmon’s way of immortalizing the members of the family that made the current members who they are today.

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage” received 5-star ratings from the Tulsa Book Review. The review said, “This book brings a sense of nostalgia and a homely feeling.” It also received another 5-star review from Portland Book Review, saying that it is “distinct and unforgettable.”

Get a copy of “Sad Papaw’s Heritage” by Kenny Harmon, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadersMagnet bookstore. Visit to learn more about Sad Papaw and his other books.

“Sad Papaw’s Heritage”
Author: Kenny Harmon
Published Date: 2022
Publisher: ReadersMagnet, LLC
Genre: History

Author’s Biography

Kenny Harmon, also known as Sad Papaw or Hamburger Papaw, is an internet personality known for the viral photo on the social media outlet, Twitter, when his granddaughter, Kelsey Harmon, posted a photo of him eating a hamburger alone at a dining table on his birthday. Kelsey captioned, “dinner with papa tonight… he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I’m the only one who showed. L love him.” The post gained empathy from the netizens, showing them support and attention.

Kenny was an ironworker for 40 years. He also authored 5 books, including “Sad Papaw: The Early Years,” “Sad Papaw’s Those Were the Days,” “Sad Papaw’s Heritage,” and “Reflections” Parts 1 and 2.

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