The Kindle Version of My Novel, “Amends,” Now Available: Mysticism, Sleaze, Good Times and Bad Advice

You can purchase it (or the paperback, if you prefer books for mammals):A month in rehab would be stressful enough without a television audience. When the ramshackle cast checks in for "Amends," a new reality series about alcoholism and recovery, they don't know if they've been cast as villains or potential redemption arcs. Over the course of the show they learn what God sees when he shuts his eyes, how to appreciate the comforts of hallucination, and what it looks like when a wolf fights a … [Read more...]

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“Amends,” My Novel About Reality-TV Rehab, Is Available in Paperback

now! A month in rehab would be stressful enough without a television audience. When the ramshackle cast checks in for "Amends," a new reality series about alcoholism and recovery, they don't know if they've been cast as villains or potential redemption arcs. Over the course of the show they learn what God sees when he shuts his eyes, how to appreciate the comforts of hallucination, and what it looks like when a wolf fights a troll. A conservative journalist woos a homeless Ethiopian visionary. … [Read more...]

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“Amends”: My Novel Seeking Agent/Publisher

So I wrote a comedic novel set during the filming of a reality-TV show about alcohol rehabilitation. It is basically all my obsessions on parade: bad advice, humiliation, addiction and recovery, Gay Christian Whatnot, journalism, sleaze, mysticism and mystical experience, metanarratives, friendship, prison, and class war. You get a recipe for a Clockwork Orange (the drink that removes your free will!) and a romance between a guilt-ridden conservative journalist and an Ethiopian Orthodox homeless … [Read more...]

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“How to Write About Sex”

this was the part which struck me: These insights extended to matters of the heart. A couple of years ago, after dating a mutual acquaintance of ours had left me feeling bruised and baffled, I sought Sister’s advice. After hearing my story, she frowned slightly and asked, “Are you sure ________ is even capable of the kind of intimacy you want?” Just recently, the woman was diagnosed with a mild form of Asperger’s Syndrome, which, while not precluding intimacy absolutely, does tend to … [Read more...]

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