Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In all the hoo-hah, I totally forgot to mention...

...that you can now buy my book at your favorite online retailer.** Not pre-order; actually buy. I received my first advance copy (earmarked for mom & dad) on Saturday and held it in my hands. You know how you look at someone else's newborn, and you think, "it looks like a baby" or even, "it looks like a boiled monkey," but the parents are all "He's so beautiful"?

Yeah, well, that's me with this book. I realize that to anyone else, it looks like a book.

But to me, it's beautiful.


**I actually encourage going into your favorite brick-and-mortar retailer, if you're lucky enough to have one. But there you'll probably have to special-order it. Still, you can browse while you're there.

16 comments:

squadratomagico said...

It's the most perfect and beautiful book ever printed!

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Let's count all its little footnotes!

medieval woman said...

Ha! Boiled monkey! Love it!

I think newborns all look like Mongolian tree frogs...

Congrats on your new arrival!

Karen E. said...

Congratulations!

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Congrats! But, how are we supposed to buy the book if we don't know what it's called?

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Ah, yes. The problem with anonymity...

Clio Bluestocking said...

Awesome awesome awesome!Happy Snoopy Dance for you!

Grad School Drama said...

Congratulations!!!

heu mihi said...

Congratulations! I saw the page proofs at K'zoo--it looked VERY pretty. Darling, even! (--to continue the baby metaphor.)

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

If we email you, would you give us the title?

Congrats on the book! Hey, it won't throw up on you! Unlike a baby. :) (I have two kids, myself, but no book publications. I've been thrown up on more times than I care to count. It's all good.)

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Oh, I dunno, Fie -- the reviewers may barf on me yet.

Sorry to those who asked: until I'm ready to ditch pseudonymity, I can't reveal the title. Which makes the blog kind of a null zone as far as advertising goes. Still, I appreciate you wanting to support me -- thanks!

Notorious Ph.D. said...

(and thanks, Heu! Yeah, I picked out the cover -- remember the image interpretation post here on this very blog? -- but the art department did a great job with the colors and layout.)

AliceAcademic said...

Congratulations!

Susan said...

Yea! What you left out is that like new babies, new books smell good. (And unlike new babies, they don't do things that make them smell bad!)

tenthmedieval said...

Many congratulations! I'm really looking forward to my similar happy moment, so I can share yours meanwhile!

Kate said...

"It looks like a boiled monkey." Ha!

Congrats on your book. There will never be another one quite like it, and yours is so special and unique and perfect that none of us can stand it :).