February 28, 2005

Book news of various stripes

So I should probably mention that I'm doing two readings to plug my book. Yes, for everyone who has ever wondered what the world would be like if poets wrote poems whose titles were anagrams of their names (and who hasn't?), I shall be reading excerpts from my collection of such works, Holy Tango of Literature. There will also be a song or two at each reading, as well as a signing preceded by a question and answer period in which I expect to field questions like, "Why would you ever think of doing such a thing?" and "I assumed you would be a hunchbacked, near-blind old man who carries around an old leather duffel bag filled with dictionaries; did you kill and eat such a man to gain his powers?" Here's the info:

Thursday, March 10, 7:30
Barnes & Noble, Park Slope (267 7th Avenue), Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00
Borders, Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle; in the Time Warner Center), Manhattan

Can't decide whether to attend? Well, there are certain sorts of people to whom the book is likely to be amusing, so check this handy list and see if you fit any of the descriptions: English teachers, English majors, people who have ever taken a high-school English class, people who speak English, and loose women (French-speaking okay). If you don't fall into any of those categories, but you have ever wished that Harold Pinter plays featured more robots, T.S. Eliot poems had more toilet humor, or that you could give me money somehow, my book is clearly meant for you.

But wait, there's more. Holy Tango is a March Book Sense pick! This is excellent news in terms of getting bookstores to find out about the book (and, hopefully, give it a prominent place on those "recommended titles" tables whose real estate I covet). Also on the list is the new novel from my onetime Modern Humorist colleague, Cast of Shadows (which you can possibly win a copy of if you keep checking Daniel's blog for new contests). I like to imagine a gray-suited 1950s-looking guy looking directly into a TV camera, saying, very seriously, "Look for the 'Former Modern Humorist writer' stamp of quality on your next book purchase."

Posted by Francis at 02:08 PM | TrackBack

Great! ... but why does Book Sense want me to buy it at Lambda Rising? Was there a category you left out of the "certain sorts of people"?


Posted by: Vardibidian at February 28, 2005 02:36 PM

you were on one of the upstairs tables at the B+N on Court St.

well, the book was.

you should do a reading at Book Court. preferably on a weekend day. just a suggestion.

Posted by: Ken/Cazique at February 28, 2005 05:45 PM

I got my hands on a galley last week. The book is laugh-out-loud-on-the-F-train funny! Love it.

Posted by: lindsay at March 1, 2005 01:28 PM
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