Winner of the USA Best Book Award 2013 for Humor.
“A delightful, humorous satire that pokes fun at the world of publishing via a flawed character who, in becoming a success for all the wrong reasons, emerges a better person. “
Did this book have any reference to pie? No, sadly, I do not recall any mention of pie.
Did this book have adventure? Oh yes, or no. Certainly some mind-altering experiences (and I don’t mean drugs.)
Did this book feature books? and libraries? YES. Who doesn’t love a book about books?
Would this book be about literary ambition? Madcap hilarities? Satire upon satire? Yes, yes, yes.
Do you want me to tell you what it’s about or are you comfortable with my vague ramblings? How about a quick and dirty plot-scape?
Daniel desires to be an author. Of course, he wants to be an adored writer who writes great works and is adored for such. Unfortunately, his plan to be an adored author didn’t work out like he had hoped but starvation and desparation spurs on some motivation. He somehow writes a best-selling self-help book (not his intent) but WHO CARES! It’s selling like hotcakes! Who cares if the adoring fans are a little looney-tunes. Not his problem, right?
Let me tell you this: The guilt that Daniel suffers is absolutely NOTHING compared to the guilt experienced by our lovers in Zola’s Therese Raquin Just sayin’. That book is cray-cray in an entirely different way. Actually, opposite in many ways.
Read Nancy’s thoughts on Brain (link above, purple font.) And if you like fun books and feel-good story-telling and insights into the industry of publishing for fickle masses, this book is for you.