It’s gonna be a busy fall for reading. Check out this selection of books coming out over the next few months. Which one will you read first?
The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore, by Jared Yates Sexton, 8/15/2017
Country Grit, by Scottie Jones, 9/5/2017
A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies, by Paul Lewis and Ken Lamug, 10/10/2017
This Book is Not for You, by Daniel Hoyt, 11/7/2017
The Art of Misdiagnosis, by Gayle Brandeis, 11/14/2017
The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves, by James Han Mattson, 12/1/2017
Steven Barker’s Now for the Disappointing Part: A Pseudo-Adult’s Decade of Short-Term Jobs, Long-Term Relationships, and Holding Out for Something Better ON SALE TODAY
Congratulations to everyone’s favorite mac-and-cheese eating slacker essayist extraordinaire Steven Barker whose debut collection Now for the Disappointing Part is officially on sale today! Buy it at Barnes and Noble or anywhere books are sold!
Barker’s electrifying and bold collection is for anyone who is feeling undervalued in today’s job market and whose starry-eyed visions of life after a college education were slaughtered by the realities of the real world. But Barker also offers hope! His humorous observations and stubborn reluctance to not stop searching for a life with meaning shows his readers that there just might be a light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Praise for Steven Barker’s Now for the Disappointing Part
“Steven Barker writes beautifully and hilariously and I can’t decide whether I love him or hate him for it. More importantly, he is a hero to me and everyone else who refuses go along with the plan. I am trying to figure out a way to end this blurb by making it more about me than him, but I can’t even bring myself to do it because Now for the Disappointing Part is so damn good I just want everyone to buy it, read it, and force everyone they know to do the same.” —Dave Hill, author of Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
“A charming page-turner of a memoir, Now for the Disappointing Part winningly anatomizes the lifestyle of the late bloomer. But its essays amount to more than just a tale of boxed Mac ‘n’ Cheese, failed romantic relationships, and miserable short-term jobs. Throughout, Barker crafts a sensitive and principled argument in defense of an undervalued and disposable workforce. The result is an honest, self-aware, and funny tale of millennial malaise.” —Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
“Before our so-called share/freelance economy emerged as necessity, some of us never fit in to the 9-to-5 grind. Barker’s visceral struggle to find the color of his parachute shows he paid his dues and earned his right to claim the title ‘writer.’” —Shawna Kenney, author of I Was a Teenage Dominatrix