October 20, 2009

From Blogs to Books: Geller and Spencer Score Major Book Deal

Geller and Spencer: They're real and they're spectacular.

Questioning the Commander-in-Chief

In a quick pre-Frankfurt six-figure sale, Mitchell Ivers at Simon & Schuster/Threshold acquired world English-language rights to The Post-American Presidency by Pamela Geller, the popular Atlas Shrugs blogger, and four-time New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer [of Jihad Watch] (The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam [and the Crusades]). Scott Mendel at the Mendel Media group did the deal and says the book will appeal far beyond Threshold's conservative base. Publication is expected in July 2010. -- Deals: 10/19/2009 - 10/19/2009 - Publishers Weekly

No news on the prospects for Charles Johnson's not-so-eagerly awaited memoir Get Off My Little Green Lawn!, although there are rumors that the proposal is being passed around like a roofied prom queen at Houghton Mifflin, American publishers of Mein Kampf.

Sadly, Johnson's previous attempt at publication, Almost Famous: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Auto-Fellatio, ended in a suicide watch in 2005 after it was determined that Johnson's most famous 'essay', "animated.gif" could not be reproduced in book form.

Contacted today in his Fortress of Solitude behind the West Covina Wal-Mart (Free Wi-Fi!) Johnson was magnanimous in defeat:

How low the other Liberals are whereas We--WE have this heavily funded little green tent and this Soros-powered laptop and this tent and this laptop and this tent and nice and warm in here nice and warm nice and IN HERE and nice and OUTSIDE ITS COLD. . . . ITS COLD OUTSIDE where the Atlas Shrugs Oppressors and the fascist Jihad Watch boy won't last two years not six months hardly won't last stumble bum around and there is no class in them. . . . But WE SIT HERE and never increase the SOCIALIST DOSE . . . never-never increase the socialist dose never except TONIGHT is a SPECIAL OCCASION with all the Liberty Oppressors and the fascist Bush boys out there in the cold. . . . And we never eat it never never never eat it. . . . And now get off my little green lawn! I've gotta earn some tip jar bucks...

Photo from >> 2.0: blogmocracy.com, Busking, In The Digital Age

Posted by Vanderleun at October 20, 2009 1:06 PM
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Heh. I have one coming out too. A novel. More forthcoming in a bit.

Workers of the world point and laugh at the carpers!

Posted by: baldilocks at October 20, 2009 2:03 PM

Van der Leun, you are some kinda damn genius.

I love Baldilocks, too.

Posted by: Robert Spencer at October 20, 2009 2:12 PM

Thanks Spencer. And Baldi keep me up to date.

Posted by: vanderleun at October 20, 2009 2:29 PM

Nice play on the William S. Burroughs riff. Doubt Charles will catch it though, I don't think Naked Lunch has been released in coloring book form...

Posted by: Dennis the Peasant at October 20, 2009 3:15 PM

Excellent notion. Perhaps BITE ME comics can get right on this.

Hummm, I think I'll go off and do a little more with William Burroughs. He;s dead. He can't sue.

Posted by: vanderleun at October 20, 2009 3:21 PM

Houghton Mifflin is the American publisher of Mein Kampf? When will Charles ban commenters who link to Amazon pages for other books from that publisher? :-P

Posted by: pst314 at October 20, 2009 4:10 PM

"...like a roofied prom queen." -- love the mental imagery that conjures up.

Also look forward to seeing Baldi's book.

Posted by: waltj at October 20, 2009 4:55 PM

Didn't mean to jack the thread, G. Just wanted to note that some do while others yap.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 20, 2009 6:10 PM

For all you do, this thread's for U.

Posted by: vanderleun at October 20, 2009 7:00 PM

Holy crap, it's like a trifecta! Sarah Palin, Pamela Geller, and soon, Baldilocks...

Is there some weird cosmic event/force thing I don't know about?

OT, as a misplaced Southerner, for the longest time I thought that the title was "Nekkid Lunch". Try having a Southerner as your English Lit prof and you'll think that's the case.

Posted by: Duncan Idaho at October 20, 2009 9:09 PM

I like CJ, but I can't help visiting this blog and laughing at the way you roast him. You're hilarious.

Posted by: Najin at October 22, 2009 4:55 AM

Hello there, Happy haloween!!!

Posted by: DenzelWen at November 2, 2009 7:52 PM

tell me about the last time you took a risk and how it turned out. first, keep your current job. if you don't like it, you can pretend that you love what you do. at least, find a positive aspect of your current job to keep your motivation until you can get about the same income from your new career. so, don't quit your job because you need the salary to support your family. technical writer resume must consist of information that mainly focuses on your past work experience like projects you have worked on, interacting with clients and team building activities. the contents that you will insert in your work experience must be well organized so that the employer can understand it well. so you want to work for the government? the plus side to working in the public sector is good pay, a certain level of job stability, benefits and depending on what department you work in; a chance to move up the corporate ladder. did i mention benefits?

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