Oh, yeah. I know. I was just kidding too. I haven’t even started, really.
If you’ve got a cyclist in your life and would like to get that person a copy of my book — Comedian Mastermind: The Best of Fat Cyclist, 2005 – 2007 — for Christmas, well, there’s still (probably) time.
Order today (Friday) or, at the very worst, early Saturday morning, and I’ll promise to do a post office run Saturday. As in, tomorrow.
Based on how fast Media Mail is traveling, you (continental U.S. folk, I mean) really should get your copy before the end of next week. Which is, if I understand my calendar right (and I am right in my calendar reading at least 80% of the time, a good solid B-), still before Christmas.
Now, I don’t know if it really means anything, but quite a few people have emailed and tweeted me after they’ve received and read the book, and everyone seems to be enjoying it.
As in, so far nobody’s sent me an email or tweet saying they’re disappointed in the book and want their money back.
Although, come to think of it, I’ve started a few thousand books in my lifetime, and have probably disliked maybe 10% of those books, and hated maybe an additional 5%. And I’ve never — even once — sent the author an email saying I disliked their book.
But I’ve also — with one exception — never sent an author a note saying I loved her or his book, either.
(That exception, by the way, is Straight Man, by Richard Russo. Anytime anyone ever asks me to recommend a book, I recommend Straight Man.)
Wait a second. How did I wind up plugging someone else’s book? I need to get back on track here.
For more details on Comedian Mastermind, click here.
PS: If you already have purchased and have started reading Comedian Mastermind, I’d be genuinely interested in your leaving a comment here on what you think. Good, bad, or indifferent. I’m thin-skinned, but you won’t see me cry, so it’s OK to be honest.