This is true. It is my birthday. Glad to have made it this far.
TodayIf you want to get him something, you should just get something for yourself. Like, this, his full discrography set, available only until Dec 31st! Everything of us in one package deal, including this one! http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/zines/4279/
Non-holiday-specific wrapping. Classy brown and gold paper. It’s an option when you’re “checking out.”
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/books/4189/
Hymn California http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/books/4189/
is about the most American sound I can think of, second only to the freight-train down by the Missouri River. (The latter’s more a summer sound. No summer sounds these days.) Up all night reading and drinking beer in bed. Insomnia City, USA.
I just bought Neutral Milk Hotel tickets for Elizabeth, Jessie, and me with book royalties. Fuck yeah. Life is happening. This is what I’ve always wanted. Goddamn yes to everything.
f-sharp-a-sharp asked: So excited for your new book! Going to order as soon as I get paid. Your determination and talent is goddam inspiring.
Thank you. I hope you end up liking it. I put … goddamn, like most of the last five-plus years into it. It’s been a consuming fuckin’ journey.
Day two of signing books, putting them in boxes/envelopes, and drinking red wine/eating Enjoy Life dark chocolate while it snows outside. I usually hate the weekends, but I’m pretty fuckin’ okay with this weekend.
Life is weird.
These are perks for the IndieGoGo campaign that funded the book. You can get the paperback version of Caveworld (and the ebook) here: http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/books/4277/
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad: The Book
2013, Pioneers Press
Winter can be really tough on some people—and I’m not just talking about the cold weather. It’s proven by SCIENCE that reduced exposure to sunlight can be a total downer on our psyches. And for TONS of people, these downers never seem to go away. In this zine, Adam Gnade offers a kick in the pants for those of us struggling with anxiety and depression. He writes with such honesty and compassion that the zine reads like a long, fervent pep talk from a friend over records and comfort food. Even if you don’t struggle with the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad all the time, this is a good item to keep around for those moments when you’re feeling blue and need to be affirmed. ($7, Pioneers Press)
Adam Gnade’s second novel, Caveworld, is a howl of desperation as its characters fight to find love and meaning in a society with which they feel out of step. Richly encyclopedic and set in the twin border towns of Tijuana and San Diego, the book tells two love stories separated by a gulf of twenty years. Caveworld is made up of the various events (both subtle and seismic) that change lives in an instant.
Gnade covers a lot of ground: sex and pervasive loneliness in teenage bedrooms, life-shaping horror in the Vietnam jungle, birth, school, work, marriage, depression, crime, murder, mood-flushed road trips crossing the continent, exile (whether on Mexican rooftop or country estate), and living rooms smoky with the sad and oft-times devastating absurdity of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.” Equally influenced by Joan Didion’s West Coast storytelling, Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, and James Joyce’s early examinations of place, Gnade’s Caveworld is an epic, sprawling saga of American life.
3336 pages. Perfect-bound. Published by Pioneers Press/Punch Drunk Press. 5.5.x8” with cover artwork by Joshua Krause.
Order print and e-book versions here: http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/books/4277/
MY BOOK ARRIVED! Will post shitty camera-phone pictures soon! Fuck yeah! It’s ON. FIVE YEARS LATER DONE, DONE, DONE. AGH! http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/books/4277/
Excitement builds. Just talked to the freight truck driver on the phone. He’s en route with a pallet of my books! Yes yes yes yes.
Pretty excited. And nervous. Some real expecting parents vibes around the Hard Fifty Farm today…