07 August 2009

Spreading the joy

Hey there, Friday readers! I feel like I should fill these posts with little Easter eggs of special meaning that all those losers out living life today would never see (because they’re too lame to understand they can look back out over this whole year-and-a-half of posts any time they want to), but I’m way too lazy and disorganized for that.

What’s more, I don’t even really have any UNspecial meaning for you, so for that and so much more I apologize in advance, and retroactively.

I just wanted to take a moment to recognize that two fellow bloggers out there have brand new works that just hit the shelves of your local bookstores, in one case his first book and in another her first book about herself. You should check them out. I know I can’t wait to.

Don’t have the spendin’ money to go buying books sight unseen? Hit the library first!

RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts

Book cover - Rage Against the MeshugenahAs some of you may already know, Danny Evans, who writes at Dad Gone Mad, spent more than one agonizing year reliving his moments of deepest depression to provide us all with some insight into the generally taboo phenomenon of acknowledging depression as a man.

The very concept itself involves admitting having feelings and then exploring them, so we can all at least understand where the trouble might start. Besides all that, because it’s written by Danny, the book is guaranteed to be funny, too, even (or especially) when it might normally seem inappropriate to be so.

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU: Subjective Recollections from a Terminally Optimistic, Chronically Sarcastic and Occasionally Inebriated Woman

Book cover - It's Not Me, It's YouStefanie Wilder-Taylor, of Baby on Bored, already has two bestselling books out there, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime Is the New Happy Hour (and I suggest you read both), but this time she's focusing more on her own life story than on her adjustment to parenthood.

This lady found time to write another book while parenting infant twins and a toddler, so you know she's got her act together, and based on how funny her previous books and blog are, I'm thinking this one will be even better.

Look for some form of tiny review, at least, for these two books sometime in the next few weeks.


Mary said...

Sounds like good reading.

unmitigated me said...

"(S)ome sort of tiny review," he said, copping out before he even gets started!

I'll make you a deal. You do a full-fledged review of one, and I'll do the other. You pick.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Yeah, I may need some convincing on DGM. I used to follow him whole-heartedly but he's lost me.

cryitout said...

Great reviews for two great books!

Midwest Mom said...

Since meshugenah is a word I use on a daily basis, I'm already leaning toward Door #1.

Thanks, Dan. - Julia

Anonymous said...

Just bought 'Rage' the other day - already loving it!

Kori said...

I had never even heard of either of them until the recent hullaballoo on the blogs I read....

Badass Geek said...

I've been a fan of DGM for ages, so I plan on getting his book already.

Haven't tried out Stephanie's books yet, but I'm not sure they fit in my genre of reading. We'll see.

DadGoneMad said...

Very kind of you, Dan. Thanks for the love.

Sprite's Keeper, COME BACK! I'll be good. I promise.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I'm going to go ahead and let the toilets get dirty for awhile once my copies of both of these books arrive. It's worth a dirty house to read both of them!

LiteralDan said...

After reading a lot of discussion about transparency and such in the blogging world lately, I feel compelled to state that this attention was completely unsolicited and, of course, uncompensated.

This doesn't necessarily mean my soul is not for sale, it just means I haven't had any offers yet.

Think I should I work that into some sort of highfalutin' disclaimer?

Mrs4444 said...

Just bought Rage Against the M today! :)