A new book! It’s primarily about a kid I went to high school with who progressed from being a sullen kid in a religious family to having homemade satanic tattoos over the course of approximately fifteen months. The book looks at this transformation, and at both of our uneasy stumbles into adulthood.
Now that you’re ready to buy it, take a look at your purchasing options:
Amazon has the paperback version. No hardcover version. Because that would be kind of crazy, right? (*As a backup, if they’re out, you can order directly from me. See the bottom of this page)
Kindle version is here.
iBookstore version (ie, for your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, etc) is here
Vague ‘Social Media’ Stuff
You can also check out the Goodreads page for it and the Facebook page for it. I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not totally sure what the point of the Facebook page is. But go “Like” it or something.
So there you go; multiple ways to sample and then purchase the book. “But wait,” you say, hesitating with your wallet. “What’s it about again?”
Well, this one is a bit different than my first book You Idiot, but if you liked that one you’ll probably dig this. It’s not quite as goofy, there’s no pictures (lame, right?), but there’s still some funny stuff. Here’s the description from Amazon:
Hit The Ground Stumbling is a book about the author’s teenage friendship with a sullen troublemaker from a strict religious family named Rick Denton, and the chaotic progression they both make into adulthood. Rick went from being fed a diet of church and Christian Rock at the age of 13 to giving himself homemade satanic tattoos at the age of 15. From there he had stints in rehabs and mental institutes, encounters with cops and drugs, various botched robberies, and the occasional runaway attempt across the country. The book traces this progression of Rick’s through the years, tries to figure out what happened, and compares the experiences to the author’s own uneasy stumble into adulthood. Although the themes in the book are serious, a number of the stories and anecdotes are humorous, giving a more entertaining, less somber look at some of the more painful, awkward, or just weird experiences of being a teenager. Everything from ridiculous, Mountain Dew-fueled games of Dungeons & Dragons games at a young age, to initial, hapless attempts at shoplifting, to Rick’s strange slide into pseudo-Satanism is touched on with an eye for the absurd. Through the funny and weird and sometimes scary actions, there’s a story about a friendship forming and breaking, about early age attempts at figuring out who you are and where you’re going, and about how seemingly minor throwaway decisions you make end up tracking you and setting your course.
So there you go. I’ll add more info about the book (reviews, stores that carry it, etc) in the weeks and months to come. But for now, check out a free sample and then buy a copy if you’re so inclined. Hell, the eBook versions are under six bucks. That’s the price of a mediocre burrito. So skip the burrito and buy the book. Or, treat yourself to a burrito AND the book. You deserve it.
*If Amazon is out, email me (Contact page) and we can do a direct order.