michaelHot Calaloo Books are books written and published by Michael Irving Phillips.

Michael Irving Phillips was born in Jamaica. He left home for Howard University in the US where he received MA (Education) and BS Chemistry) degrees.  His latest book is "A Jamaica Poor No More".“Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs” has been updated here. But, little has changed since 1982. This new edition has more poems, more underdogs and more insight. Other books include non-fiction “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats  and “Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution.

Previous work includes “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs”, compilation and publishing poetry books “Bitten by Bonzo” and “Living in Constant Spring”. However, most recent years has been spent in a one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999 it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at since then. The Goodwill Revolution is a systematic comprehensive realistic plan to devalue money and revalue people and relationships.  Of course, goodwill to all people means we oppose the exploitation of all people. We propose new strategies for positive change, but without hostility and rancor because goodwill is not only our goal but also our means.

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Introducing new Book - A Jamaica Poor No More special - All Books $10 each







A Jamaica Poor No More  “Jamaica Poor No More”, rejects perpetual poverty for Jamaica  and proposes Jamaica’s way out of poverty.  The book introduces Jamaicanism, Partnership With People and the Goodwill Revolution. Jamaicanism and Partnership With People will address the removal of poverty.  The Goowill Revolution will tackle social problems.  



Leave the Rat Race to the Rats

This non-fiction book “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats”, is a blueprint for transforming the dismal American ghettos  by abandoning the rat race culture for the goodwillism of the goodwill revolution. This revolutionary cultural change will improve almost every aspect of ghetto life including education, employment, crime, policing, and  political impotence.





Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs

Marriage is in trouble! Divorce is rampant! Listen up! If the husband’s perspective is never considered, then marriage will continue to be the greatest cause of divorce. The "Other Underdogs" are all powerless. They range from the stereotyped-as-lazy government (State) employee to crime victim to the homeless unwanted refugee to the elderly.






 Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution


This non-fiction book introduces the Goodwill Revolution. Money rules. Find out how we can regain power by the positive force of the Goodwill Revolution so that we:

  • shed our addiction to money
  • save our democracy
  • achieve a happier more meaningful life
  •  help to build a better and more just world