Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nonlinear PSA

Amidst all the talk about blogging for pay, advertising on personal blogs at whathaveyou (for the snark and crab-filled back-story on this molehill-turned-mountain, see the chatter over at Mom 101 and Metrodad, plus the very nice piece of a few weeks ago over at Bite My Cookie), I want to offer the following completely uncompensated advertisement for the newly published book by a friend of mine:

Several people have mentioned to me that they appreciated the dark humor of Terminal Alienation (as seen on my sidebar!). Well, you are in luck, as today is only the second day ever that you can purchase the novel The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse. Portlanders should take note that the author, Jonathan Selwood, will be reading at Powells (on Burnside) tonight at 7:30. I'll be there.

I know Jonathan would like you to read the book. But the man does have a mortgage to pay. Would it kill you to buy a copy? If you can, come down to Powells tonight and get a signed copy. Despite what you'd think from the pictures on Jonathan's web-site, he doesn't really drool quite so much, and is pretty funny and articulate in person.


  1. I went to your friend's site. Thank him for me. I now know what to get mom for Christmas.

  2. Shill away, for a friend!

    But that is an awesome title - what's the book about?

  3. (un)relaxeddad7/29/2007 12:56 AM

    Whoa! As I've just posted, I think I've just found a new role model in Blade.

    Excuse me, I've got a bottle to write and a heap of laundry to deoderise...