Now Magazine, Toronto's free entertainment weekly, has a great cover story on me this week, with a review of Eastern Standard Tribe.
A reminder: I've got two signings coming up in Toronto this week. The first is tomorrow night, at the Merril Collection, 239 College, third floor, 7 pm, 416-393-7748.
The second is on March 27, at Bakka Books, 598 Yonge at Wellesley, 3 to 5 pm. 416-963-9993.
(Some minor errata: My thesis was about fringe culture and the Internet; I got a job programming, not advertising, CDROMs; and the entertainment industry is worth $60 billion, not million; I was considered the best writer in my school workshops, not my professional ones)
This book is just so funny, we have deadpan portrayals of physical disaster (fellow bad back sufferers will be wincing along with me at Art’s disk problems), and broad satirical sweeps at, among many things, internet trolls, corporate life, mental health professionals, English policemen, interfering mothers and mock-Dickensean villains. Eastern Standard Tribe may be short but it is very sweet – a great rush; like slam-dunking a can of Jolt