that I’ve just published a book?
SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW THAT I keep active in-between clients with various artistic pursuits. It’s quite time-consuming being multi-talented, but at least I’m never bored!
(Or boring. As the exasperated, self-styled “Sensei” of my shiatsu college once said to me, “No, David. I wouldn’t worry. Bored is not an experience I tend to have with you…” OK, I was kind of a shit-disturber at that institution, KoKoRo Dojo, that my colleagues had dubbed “the Shiatsu concentration camp.” But that story is for another day, as we gather by the fireside…)
I’m here to tell you about my lifelong pursuit of writing. More specifically, my recently self-published book of humorous observations on life (mine), political satire, tips for becoming a rapacious image stealer, and extolling the benefits of taking a foam bath with your acolyte, “A Slow, Painful Death Would Be Too Good For You (and Other Observations): A Pillow Book For Dyspeptics“.
What’s “dyspeptic”? I’m so glad you asked! Dyspepsia is kind of an archaic medical term, dating from the times when you’d buy things like “Uncle Bart’s Magic Hair Restorer and Axle Lubricator”, for indigestion. If you’re a dyspeptic, it’s possible you tend to reach for the Pepto-Bismol after Thanksgiving dinner, but it has another, more existential meaning.
“Dyspeptic” is just a fancy word for a cranky old guy like myself. Think Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy, but with more intellectual cred. Or Dorothy Parker. Parker is one of my literary icons in terms of sarcastic bitch-stylings and I have read “The Portable Dorothy Parker” so many times I have to comb through my work to make sure I haven’t lifted any of her catchphrases or tropes and transplanted them verbatim to my own writing, so heavily has she influenced me.
The book’s content was drawn largely from the blog of the same name I’ve maintained for the past 5 years, but this is no lazy lifting and repurposing. Everything has been expanded, rewritten and polished until it shines. Think of my blog as a quick draft; what’s in the book is effectively brand new.
For more information on how to purchase the e-book, paperback or hardcover version of my book, and to download a free sample, follow ⇒ this link.
NEW FEES: Don’t be alarmed! Fees are going up to $120, but there’s two ways to avoid the increase.