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monster 05-07-2015 10:21 PM

awesome, ms. fob :)

limey 05-07-2015 11:57 PM


Sent by thought transference

Griff 05-08-2015 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 927871)
Will you sign my copy?

Meeee toooo!

footfootfoot 05-08-2015 06:24 PM

I remember her when she was only imaginary...

Don't forget us little people when you are famous!

glatt 05-08-2015 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 927966)
I remember her when she was only imaginary...!

You're a funny guy, you know that?

Sundae 05-09-2015 02:37 AM

I will buy a copy. And not just because I know you.

Hope all goes well for this project in the future, but now you know you can get this far then there's nothing you can't do. Although I expect you know that anyway - we did :)

Spexxvet 05-11-2015 09:02 AM

Congrats, Clod. Will you autograph my Kindle?

Clodfobble 05-11-2015 04:56 PM

I'll autograph yo face!


Griff 05-12-2015 05:54 AM


Clodfobble 05-13-2015 06:43 PM

Need suggestions plz...

So my agent (not tired of saying that yet) thinks that the title needs to be more accessible. There's this classic short essay called "Welcome to Holland" that every parent with a special needs kid is familiar with, and large parts of the book are tied into this metaphor of Holland vs. Italy, including the current title. But she thinks everyone outside that tight-knit community will be clueless as to the meaning and might genuinely mistake it for a travel memoir, and that even if I could talk her into it a publisher will definitely insist on changing it. I accept her expertise in this area, but so far we have not been able to come up with a new title that is suitably artsy-slash-intriguing but also refers accurately to the tone of the book. Because there are tons of sappy options out there like "Searching For..." and "Saving..." and crap like that, but it's not a sappy book, it's very much a defiant and funny and irreverent book, and I'd rather a stupid literal title like "How I Did This Thing" than some wistful acceptance bullshit.

As an example, one of my favorite suggestions so far was "Hysterically Impaired," which is actually a direct quote from the book, but it sounds a little too much like mockery without any context. Gotta ride that edge a little safer.

Any ideas?

glatt 05-13-2015 06:53 PM

I like the title of this thread. Says it all. But I'm no marketer.

Griff 05-13-2015 07:30 PM

Something like, Dogs Raising cats?

Clodfobble 05-13-2015 07:35 PM

Mass hysteria!

Lamplighter 05-13-2015 07:40 PM

Wishing upon a star and finding the aurora borealis

xoxoxoBruce 05-13-2015 08:00 PM

Moming the Spectrum... you know it don't come easy.

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