March 1, 2006


North of Sunset front 1

It’s done. Took six months longer than I thought it would but the book is finally out. Welcome to the North of Sunset book release party. There’s cocaine if you want it:

cocaine razor

I don’t really like the stuff, but it’s good to have around. If people are high, they’ll be more willing to buy a book.

In the corner, there’s F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Bukowski, Nathaniel West, and Bud Schulberg, decomposing. There are plenty of strippers too, but only strippers who blog about it. If you’re looking to get laid, the ratio is 10:1 women to men and 10:1 men to women. There are celebrities of every shape and size. The main attraction is Tom Cruise, fresh from prison. Gallons of Jameson Irish whiskey. Kegs of Bordeaux wine. It’s a rager.

Please, uh, buy the book. It’s only $12.95. If you do buy it, get it sent media mail, it’s a lot cheaper.

Thanks to my blog friends who helped me design the cover. I’d like to especially thank my wife, Samantha, and our daughter, Olivia. They had to put up with a lot of shit from me over the past several months--isolation, irritability, tension, and all the other joys of writing. Samantha took Olivia to my parents’ house or the park or somewhere else so I could work on the novel. I basically lost a job over this book. Working too many hours a day--my brain couldn’t take it. The book better be good.


Spiral Stairs said...

[scrape, sniff] Congratulations [scrape, sniff, stumble].

Order placed. Looking forward to it.

By the way, should I have received my copy of Gentleman Reptile? Because I haven't, and I need to know if I should start busting some Cloverfield kneecaps.

Henry Baum said...

Thank you, thank you, Spiral. Don’t hurt Cloverfield. There was a screw-up with the printer and it needed to be printed again. It’s now supposed to come out early March.

Natalia said...

Congratulations! I'll buy it as soon as I have a job! :)))

That Girl Who Writes Stuff said...


You must be a bundle of nerves right now.

Throw up and smile.

It looks great.

Empty Drum said...

It's only 15 bucks with shipping.

Don't be a cheapskate -- buy it NOW!

Henry Baum said...

Thanks, everyone. That Girl, throw up and smile is right. Thanks for that post, by the way. Extra cool.

Natalia said...

Only if you buy me a new toothbrush, Drum. :)

No, seriously, the paycheck is coming up. :)

Herm Melville said...

Congratulations, shipmate. I read your brother's post about it in my nitwits reading group. Judging it by the cover alone I'm excited to get it.

Henry Baum said...

Thanks. Here’s something else I wrote that you might like: Moby Cock. Nice site by the way, Herm, if that is your real name. I’ll link to you.

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