My new book, The Kid Table, is out today. I think it's good. I think it's enjoyable. I see other authors announcing their books like, "Buy my book so you have something to use when you get diarrhea," and I just want to murder them (in a way I won't go to prison for) because it's bullshit to act like you put something out that you think is worthless but want people to buy, unless you're Spencer Pratt. I'm not saying everybody on the planet is going to go apeshit over this book. I'm confused all the time over things that people love (neti pots) and then sometimes I'm like, "I thought Funny People was one of the best movies of the year," and everybody's acting like Adam Sandler put out a three-hour snuff film and the closing title read, "Fuck Neti Pots!" It's hard to say what any given person will respond to, but I can say that the book was written with thought and care. And that means that it wasn't thought up or worked on from a cynical place. So aside from whether it will speak personally to you, I wrote it genuinely and I'm proud of it for not approaching its readers- especially its YA ones- like they're monkeys hitting buttons for banana chips, or electrocution. I'm also proud of it because I worked on the back end and edits during maybe my hardest year of my life, and now it seems like it has more to say about growing up because I lost my dad and because of that loss, was never sadder about a birthday. Again, whether or not that perspective will come across or even have meaning for a reader, I can't promise, but regardless, the book wasn't some waste of time. I don't believe that it will be a waste of time for you either.
All that said, I would like to ask you to consider buying my book, which should be available most places as of this typing. My sincere gratitude to those who do.