Friday, October 6, 2017

I am a Distinguished Author

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Distinguished. Sophisticated.  Exploitative

Yes, the  picture above is indeed me.

My prose is lyrical, my thoughts are profound, but I am not wearing any pants in the picture.

This fall I will be publishing a new book called "Perry Block - Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute." It chronicles the tale of a neurotic, ill-adjusted, self-deprecating Jewish Baby Boomer consumed with aging angst whose life veers from one catastrophe to the next.  

It's quite a stretch for me, but I can handle it. I'm hoping it gets picked up as a musical.

I am proud to say that my first book "My Friend Moshe: the Story of a Horse and the Boy who Hated Him" was reviewed by the prestigious New York Review of Books which pronounced it  “excellent kindling.” 

It was also the first book ever to feature an intra-book salad bar. The whole concept would have worked too were it not for the croutons, which kept insinuating themselves into the plot. 

My second book, "Wayne's World," concerned an invasion of Earth by a planet of Wayne Newton impersonators. This was my first foray into the World of Science Fiction; unfortunately as soon as I was caught by Security it booted me out of the World of Science Fiction and posted a guard.

It's true that "Wayne's World" was published by vanity press, but there is no truth to the rumor that the publishing company has since gone bankrupt for lack of self-confidence. 

I hope you will look for my new book later in the fall. If you find it, please let me know where it is. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit back in my sumptuous leather recliner here in my comprehensive library, and fill my pipe. 


I'm out of bubble fluid.


The picture above is actually Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Maybe I'll take him under my wing.


Russell Gayer said...

Let's hope the person playing you in the musical keeps his pants on.

I hear you last date didn't work out too well. The chemistry wasn't good.
Her pepper spray clashed with your aftershave.

Maybe you should use that for a back cover blurb.

Good luck with the book sales. I'll be expecting an autographed copy.

Perry Block said...

You will indeed get an autographed copy. But I will charge you for the book and the autograph won't be mine. I've kept my pants on for over 17 years. It shoudn't be difficult to keep them on a little bit longer.