9.12.2011

Just pull the trigger, Meg.

YEP. The release party for our first book, The Misanthrope's Guide to Life, is officially on the calendar! And it's equal parts terrifying, exciting, stressful, and erotic. Well, mostly terrifying and erotic. I've been BM-ing like a champ, though, so when God closes a door...

To reiterate what our jaunty little flier says, we're having a release party/book signing/book reading/poetry slam/key party/just kidding/but maybe not?/I don't know/the night is young and I can't get HPV/so there's that on Thursday, September 22nd at my beloved Big Hunt in Dupont Circle. The hilarious Tim Miller will emcee and Chris and I will be signing books, shaking hands, kissing babies, and stress vomiting into our purses from 7:30-11:30pm. (The good stuff starts at 8:15, so be on time.) (Please.) The bar will have $3 Bad Ass Amber, Big Ass Wheat, Light Ass, and Hipster Ass (aka PBR). (I 100% stole that PBR joke from Big Hunt general manager Dave Coleman.) (Dave also wrote 60% of the book and designed the cover art.) The first ten people to show up will also get a FREE gift compliments of Adams Media. I mean, what more could you want? To meet my parents? Oh, they'll be there. A copy of the book? Hop on Amazon and buy yours today!

I just really think you should come. I don't know if this helps, but pretty much every single person I know hooked up at our last party. It's an exciting precedent. Well, I didn't hook up. I got dumped, drank too much, and passed out fully clothed next to Co-Blogger Chris and his tighty whitties on a particularly uncomfortable corner of my bed. True fucking story. So I say this year, everyone I know gets laid, I step on a nail, have to get a Tetanus shot, and end my night giving Tulane Chris a fleet enema in the alley behind my apartment. YEAH?!?!11 Yeah. Good. It's a date.

So as I've obnoxiously hinted to on Twitter without offering any clarification whatsoever, Chris and I have been hired to write a third book for Adams Media. Theoretically it's a humor book about the butterfly effect, but mostly we just talk about ghosts and titties. We're hustling to get it done before the September 18th deadline (may God have mercy on our souls), which means that we have less than two weeks to throw a party, promote a book, write a book, stop being so fucking fat, and not mess everything up in the process. While this would be hard enough for two adults, it's especially hard for us because all signs point to the fact that we are somehow 16-years-old.

We wrote the first two books in Chris's apartment in Philadelphia, but we've decided to write this one holed up in my parent's basement in Maryland. As we were listening to the early 00's pop-rock compilation CD "Buzz Cuts" today en route to get ice cream, Red Bull, and candy before our 4:45 curfew, Chris took stock of our situation and we realized that we've essentially regressed back to early high school:

- We spend a good portion of every day listening to the ICP and waiting for our Ritalin to kick in

- My mom gave us her bank card to go to the Giant

- We totally lied to my parent's about where we took their car the other day. (I'd like to say we went out to huff Windex and give each other hand jobs, but we just really wanted soft-serve and were too embarrassed to tell my parents because we just ate lunch.)

- My mom gave us $20 to order a pizza tonight because she and my dad were going out

- We had to haul ass to get the Jeep home by 4:45 today because my parent's needed it and I'm not allowed to drive the Lexus

- We keep sneaking out at night. (To take long walks and clear our minds, but, still.) (And yes, you need to occasionally clear your mind when writing an anthology of ghost/tittie/pube jokes. An art form is an art form is an art form, thank you.)

- We laugh a lot at each other's farts, if I'm going to be perfectly honest.

- We talk about how dreamy Jeremy Piven is. A lot.

So there we are. And here we'll be. In my parent's basement, eating Necco Wafers, listening to ICP and writing a humor book. It's not the worst E! True Hollywood Story every told, but it's pretty damn close. (God bless you, Family Affair: The Anissa Jones Story.)

Can't wait to see you on the 22nd!!!!1!

21 comments:

Hudson said...

Damn you, 2b1b!

After a solid couple of years loving you from afar (first, from that place with the drop bears, then from that place with godzilla), I am finally heading to DC... but I leave 2 days before the release party. Sucks to be me.

Anonymous said...

So your first post back in a couple weeks is only because you need something from us (to buy your book)? I'm kinda hurt and it definitely feels patronizing :( It's like a friend who only calls when they need a favor. You miss them but it makes you feel like crap.

two0ten said...

Any chance 18-20 year olds will be able to come?

Anonymous said...

Question: will Evie be making a guest appearance?

LP said...

Oh, if ever there was a time to live in DC, Sept 22 would be it.

LillianPavla said...

Wish I could be there! Congrats Meg!

mrb370 said...

I thoroughly enjoy that when I view "Brainwashing for Beginners" on Amazon, it tells me that "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..." Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4). seriously... what.

lovenotestoself said...

I just ordered my copy. I will consider it kind of like the Koran. If I were Muslim.

Ali said...

I would like to second the question about 18-20 year olds being able to attend. PLEEEEEEEEASE???

The Genius Savant said...

I'm super excited for this!!! And your parents being there is all well and good and a pretty nice bonus by itself but I'll echo the one Anon question...Evie????

Rachel said...

just ordered my copy...really excited to read it! bummed I'll be missing the release party, sounds like a blast. you should do a book tour, and make a stop in san francisco.

Anonymous said...

i mean honestly, being one of your hugest fans and not in the slightest annoyed by any random post-absences (other than that you acknowledge them, feck that you Do What You Can, don't even waste the brain space thinking up unnecessary clever apologies), i genuinely feel this par-tay should be moved to caldera or the wall, two of the best dives in this here wee town: bend, oregon.

damn, that was a long sentence.

sadly i shall not be there, my poor ass can't be grabbin' tix to DC for stalker-i-love-your-blog-and-wish-i-was-you book release parties. what a sad world we live in, right?! fo realZ, dame shame it is.

g-luck and soak it up :)

Sarah said...

OK....... I MAAAYY have to let go of my internet/reality/worlds colliding misgivings to attend this..... that is how excited I am about this book!!!!! Also it's my birfday!!! And I love you....

A True DC Misanthrope said...

tell you what: i'll come to the book signing if we get ONE real post this week, deal?

Skalex said...

Not a frequent commenter, but a creepily religious reader -- oh my god, I am so excited for this it hurts. I wish I could be there, but I am going to be feverishly rehearsing things. And studying things. Worthy things. But not fun ones. But oh my god, getting my filthy mitts on this: so excited. Preordering rn.

Anonymous said...

I was just on amazon to buy your book. So I came here to tell you that they suggested Breaking Dawn to me. But then I was skimming the comments, and saw this:

"I thoroughly enjoy that when I view "Brainwashing for Beginners" on Amazon, it tells me that "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..." Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4). seriously... what."

I feel cheated that I couldn't share this with you first. But...oh well. I'm still purchasing.

Timothy said...

Can you have another release party in LA because I love you but not enough to have used my points for a ticket to the East Coast? Or just send me a copy of your book, signed, and maybe with a sexy picture. okaythanksbye

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