Monday, January 25, 2010

New Book, Slightly New Direction

Hi Folks,

While this here blog will remain a source for Madonna of the Toast stories, I am going to change things up a bit. There are a few reasons for this, but the primary one is the pending release of my first collection of short stories, I Like To Keep My Troubles On The Windy Side Of Things.

In true indie spirit, we’re going to avoid Amazon for the time being, but you can learn more about the book, and order it, here. Starting next month the book should begin to appear in select independent bookstores.

For those of you in New York, I’ll be reading at Housing Works on Monday, February 1, joined by fellow Fractious Press author John Controna, with Rachel Levitsky and Kevin Varrone from Ugly Duckling Presse, plus the song stylings of Franklin Bruno.

The official release party for the book will take place on Saturday, February 27, at KGB, where Alex Rose will join me, along with others.

As more readings and events take shape, here in New York and elsewhere, I’ll post info.

For the past three years I’ve kept things pretty focused around here. My interest in Madonna of the Toast phenomena remains keen, though certain of the stories have begun to feel canned. As a result, and in light of this little book of fiction and other projects simmering away, I’m going to expand the subject matter. Sometimes I might just point you in the direction of something I find interesting, but if all goes as planned I will also share longer pieces about culture at large, which I honestly believe is echoed in all these happenings that I relay to you: religion, technology, media, pop culture, e-commerce – these are the filters through which most people understand the world, and that’s significant.

Happy Reading!


Amy Hordes said...

Hey, Buzz, congratulations! Where can I (or will I be able to) purchase copies in London?

Iman said...

Congratulations, likewise, I hope I can find it in places like Magma here, very nice cover.

Buzz said...

Thanks Amy and Iman! We're working on getting some copies to the UK. If nothing else, I'll be hawking them outside Earls Court during the Book Fair . . .

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Cody said...

Hi! You should REALLY check out the new Chronicle book as it is THE SOURCE of pareidolia!!! It's called LOOK IT'S JESUS and it's got a super groovy cover that had me seein my own kinda shit if you know what I mean. You can find it at Urban Outfitters, every Barnes and's everywhere. Looked for your book but didnt see it in any store. Doesn't your publisher sell to the big chains? I don't like ordering online. Maybe you can ask the LOOK IT'S JESUS authors for some help? They got it goin on!!!!