Saturday, April 10, 2010

Announcing "Summary of My Discontent" - The Book
Buy it today and receive a free photo of my grandfather holding a pheasant!

Summary of My Discontent -
Constructive Criticism for Discerning Americans
By Jim Welp
The Collected LEO columns, the LEO quizzes and more.
With an introduction by Stephen George.
Now available at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville and online here.
156 pages
Pansy Press (2010)
All author proceeds donated to Every 1 Reads.

Please visit Carmichael’s Bookstore on Bardstown Road or Frankfort Avenue in Louisville or online at Carmichael's Bookstore and Indie Bound.


Scott said...

My doctor swears that, while stationed on a Navy ship, he discovered a primary cause of hemorrhoids: After long flights in particular, the pilots would come aboard, grab some reading material, and park it in the bathroom. Where they would stay. For a long time.

His theory is that long sessions "in the library" constrict the flow of blood, thereby causing the painful developments of which we speak.

So, anyway, I just want you to know that I am buying your book *despite the risk !

(BTW, I read the online preview and absolutely LOVE pages 2,3 & 9! Brilliant!)

Jim said...

Thanksman. Those are my favorite pages too! And here's hoping my book keeps your blood flowing enough to combat those painful developments.

Brother K said...

I've found that standing on my head while relieving my bowels allows me to enjoy long reading sessions in the bathroom AND avoid hemorrhoids. Give it a try, boys.

John Forgetta said...

I was recently assigned to five days of jury duty and realized that meant waiting around for hours and hours in a poorly lit room with hundreds of fellow Clevelanders. The smell of string cheese, alone, would make me vomit. Panic set in and I wondered what I could do to distract me and prevent someone from striking up a conversation about how Obama compares to Hitler. I looked around my house to see what I could read...Architectural Digest? Sure, but after looking at the pictures, then what? Vanity Fair with Lindsay Lohan on the cover. Definitely no. Hasn't she been voted off the island yet? I then saw your book, which I had ordered from Lulu or whatever Web site it was sitting next to a Pottery Barn catalog I went for the catalog and then at the list minute, picked up your book, instead. I'm so thankful I did. With each turn of the page, I laughed out loud. It's funny because it's true, I kept saying like the Peter from "the Family Guy." People ARE really fat. Road rage IS out of control. And my carbon footprint IS bigger than Rosie O'Donnell's face. When I finally was chosen for a case, I stole away during breaks to read more of your wonderful book. In fact, it put me in such a good mood, I happily sent a man to prison for stealing meat. Thank you, Jim, for getting me through jury duty. Please write another book in two years for when I'm called, again.

Jim said...

That's fantastic, John. I'm almost as delighted that my book helped you through jury duty as I am that the black and white cover design goes well with the other overpriced coffee table items you bought online. Promise me you won't redecorate before my next book comes out.