Monday, June 29, 2009

Badass in Print

My friend Ben Thompson (a smart guy with degrees in history and political science) has written a book, Badass, that will hit the stores in October. He showed me an advance reader's copy (ARC) this morning, and it looks great. Illustrations! Maps! I have promised to buy one when it's available, and to heckle him when he does local promotional events. I expect reciprocity when my book is published.

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  1. Ahh, I get it, it's a friend's book. When i first read the title of the post I thought you were just being humble.

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  2. Oh, I know his website. It is indeed badass.

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  3. All right, that book looks like something my husband would eat right up. Must. Get. A. Copy!

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  4. Rick: No, I'm not a badass. But I consider calling my book "Hamlet: Badass of Denmark."

    Tara: You'd never guess it from his website, but Ben is a thoughtful, well-mannered and polite young man. With black belts in four martial arts, true.

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  5. Congrats to creator of "Evil Donkey" (I'm too scareded to type the real title).

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  6. Bad donkey; sit! Stay!

    Michelle: I think you're right. It's a really cool, informative but funny book. There is talk, surprisingly enough, of a movie deal. Don't ask me how that would work; I have no idea.

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  7. This is very exciting! Congratulations to Ben! I checked out the link. You should tell us again when it makes it out, probably mid-September? They usually get to stores early, right?

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  8. Davin: I think it depends on the publisher when a book is officially released versus available in stores. Big books (think Harry Potter) can't be sold until the publication date; stores are contractually obligated to wait until midnight of the actual pub date. I doubt young Ben has that sort of power, though. But I'll be sure to mention it when Ben tells me the books are in stores.

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