Thanks to Michelle, my old student who will be attending Northwestern’s MFA program in creative nonfiction (!), for sending this pic. I love that this is in the Essays section–not … Continue readingSpotted: How to Be Inappropriate, face out at Women and Children First bookstore, Chicago.
Forgot to write about this when it happened and also when this new storytelling platform-social media-site-portal, broadcastr, went live, but here goes. So I recorded “Revising the Footlicker Story” and … Continue readingListen to me read “Revising the Footlicker Story” on broadcastr.com.
I think Nino James did this as an assignment or something? Whatever is the case, I’m loving it. From Nino’s Flickr page.
Check it out here. Sometimes I think we should have picked a different cover, since so many reviews tend to focus on how the cover gives off a more inappropriate … Continue readingBroken Pencil reviews How to Be Inappropriate: “a thoroughly enjoyable read.”
As part of a project/offer/stunt, writer Mickey Hess has offered to blurb any book within 24 hours. He made his offer on The Rumpus, the online magazine for very smart … Continue readingThat was quick: Mickey Hess blurbs How to Be Inappropriate, via The Rumpus.
Single-click on the scan to read a larger image of it. Here is a PDF file, suitable for framing.
[Note: I wrote this almost two years ago, but I still think this is relevant and heartfelt and hopefully helpful to those who read it. And shit.] So I guess … Continue reading13 don’ts I learned while writing, editing, marketing, and promoting my book.
Here’s a screen shot from a full-page story on Chris Parody and Mark Hamilton’s How to Be Inappropriate campaign, just out in How, a graphic design magazine.
Stepping outside the norm « – College Media Network News.
The New Yorker blog reports on the Literary Death Match at the Bowery Poetry Club from a few weeks back. Another write-up from LDM’s own site here. Why did I … Continue readingHow to Be Inappropriate round-up: New Yorker, Salinger, monkeys, Quimby’s, Chronogram,
Check this out. I don’t know how I came across this. This woman, “tactlessgrace,” gives a little talk on her life and the book. She seems to be drawn to … Continue readingTactlessgrace’s vlog entry on How to Be Inappropriate, mooning, Catcher in the Rye ESL transcripts.
Some girl’s got it down already. HTBI made The 10 Strangest Books You Can Buy on Amazon. You can still buy HTBI at Urban Outfitters. Which still freaks me out. … Continue readingHow to Be Inappropriate round-up: Girl, Strange, Urban Outfitters, and 817.6 N4683.ho.
(That’s poet Geof Huth‘s daughter browsing a copy of How to Be Inappropriate in the Border’s bookstore near Madison Square Garden. Apparently she is a “goat,” a nickname I give … Continue readingInappropriate round-up: Bomb, Life Poetic, NBCC, whoopee, covers, wieners.
The title says it all. Three Imaginary Girls, a Seattle-based music and culture blog, says a lot of super nice things about How to Be Inappropriate, quoted here in full: … Continue readingSeattle’s Three Imaginary Girls puts How to Be Inappropriate on its "Great reads of 2009" wishlist.
The good news: The Onion‘s AV Club placed the How to Be Inappropriate promotional whoopee cushion, which was mailed out with most review copies, on their list of “The year … Continue readingHTBI whoopee cushion makes Onion’s AV Club top (ridiculous) swag of 2009.