I will continue to post Waldos shortly, but I thought you might like to know about this book!
It’s the moment we’ve all (and by that I mean “I’ve”) been waiting for: when I get to share the exciting news that I wrote a book version of Better Book Titles called How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life that will be published by Perigee (Penguin Imprint) on September 4th, 2012!
You will be able to buy it anywhere you find books (for tips on where that is, buy the book!) but I also want to let you know you can buy the book from me personally at the store where I am currently a bookseller: Community Bookstore in Park Slope (143 7th Ave Brooklyn, NY). Not only will I sign every book bought from Community Bookstore, but I will also redesign (by hand!) a better book jacket for my own book! And that cover can be whatever you want, such as “Super Sad True Bookstore Jokes” or, if you’re a dick: “Dan Wilbur Got Fat Since High School, so I Bought This Book Because I Felt Bad for Him.”
Visit the Community Bookstore link below to find out how to pre-order a copy with a custom book jacket:
You can also pre-order the book from any of the following:
ABOUT THE BOOK:
How Not to Read helps readers—make that former readers—master literature without ever needing to read another book ever again! The book includes:
• Tips for getting through anything you have to read by just reading every third word—so “Call me Ishmael” becomes simply “Ishmael” and One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes “Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice” Wow! It’s like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible!
• How to fake it through a conversation about a book you haven’t read
• How to use literary insults to make yourself sound smarter like “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” or “Your Mama’s so fat, her Dewey Decimal number must be in the 521s… for Celestial Mechanics!”
176 pages of literary jokes! Plus 32 full-color favorites from Better Book Titles.
Dan Wilbur is a bookseller and stand-up comedian living in Brooklyn. His writing has been featured on Collegehumor.com, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Onion News Network. See more of Dan here.
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