Humor / Nonfiction / Self Help
Date Published: July 24, 2022
Publisher: Mindstir Media
A satirical yet real perspective on individualism, sovereignty, spiritualism and social discourse through the eyes and ears of the every-man/woman/they/it/them/mammal that hates the taste of kale, has no time or patience for kundalini breathing exercises and is just trying to get through life with as minimal damage as possible in the "New Normal."
Humor is the best medicine and this book provides a nice dose of haha's for those of us who are fed up and aren't pulled into the manufactured polarity and manipulation that is high jacking our individual consciousness.
Tell us about your book?
In short, It’s a “self-help” book for people who hate
self-help and are tired of trying to fit in and make sense of a world that is
becoming more and more difficult to navigate. During the summer of 2020 with
all the tension and craziness going on, I too has feeling the anxiety and
turmoil of the world we were experiencing . Everything was on hold, especially
my acting career which just before Covid seemed to be on a rising trajectory. I
was frustrated and hungry for a creative outlet. I started noticing many people
I know publishing books through Amazon. I was pissing and moaning to a friend
complaining, “Look at all these bullshit artists thinking they’re authors all
of a sudden”. Finally my friend had enough and said “Well then, why don’t you
write your own book and shut the fuck up already.” Yes, my complaining inspires
those kind of responses from people. But, the moment she said that the title
hit me like a spiritual bitch slap! BOOM, “The Asshole’s Guide To Everyday
Living” flashed in my head. I thought to myself “Really Universe? REALLY? THIS
is the book I am destined to write?” Within two weeks I sat down (actually laid
on my couch in my underwear) and let a stream of consciousness flow out of me
coming from as truthful and honest of a place that I could offer. I spoke to
the page in my own words, in my own way as if I was speaking to my closest most
What is the PRIMARY
benefit, above all others, that your potential reader will gain from reading
this book? (Be very specific. Please do not answer with 'good read' or 'page
turner' or some other worn-out, overused phrase. Be concise and avoid
I believe many people feel disenfranchised and alienated
about our world due to all the manufactured polarity via politics, media and
social discourse. There is a lot of anger and vitriol being thrown around. This
books gives an irrelevant, humorous perspective easing the pressure to “fight”
back against it all. I think and hope people will read this book and resonate
with what is being said and also realize that humor and irreverence is a higher
vibration than all the dark and negative things we are constantly exposed to.
To also understand that we ARE independent, sovereign beings responsible for
the world we live in and no-one was and right to take that from us.
If you had to compare this
book to any other book out there, which book would it be?
(Remember: The audience
does not yet know you. It is very important that you reference something they
might be familiar with to effectively and powerfully communicate what your work
is about. You are NOT saying you are 'better than' or 'just like' this comparative,
but are somewhat the same in a very general sense, to give the listener a point
Uh-oh, Uuuggh, ya got me! I don’t really read a lot of
books that are relative to mine. BUT! If you had a gun to my head or made me
watch “The View” (same thing to me), I did read some of Mark Mansons “The
Subtle art of not giving a fuck”. I enjoyed his similar irreverent approach,
though my book may be a bit more on the raised in Brooklyn during the 70’s and
80’s vulgarity side. I guess the best way to reference this is to say my book
would be enjoyed by people who like Russel Brandt, Joe Rogan and Bill Burr. And
if any of you know them, tell ’em my calendar its wide open.
Hundreds of thousands of
books come out every year. Why should someone buy THIS book? (What is it that
sets THIS book apart from ALL those other books in the same genre or category?
What will the buyer get from you and ONLY you that simply cannot be found
The Intention isn’t just to tell, it’s to connect. This
is me shouting out to the world and seeing who shouts back. This book is for
those of us who have always felt alienated and want to know that our voice, our
thoughts and beliefs are not alone. That it’s okay to be vulgar as well as
kind, to be irreverent as well as compassionate. To connect that inner voice in
us that needs to Asshole-up when need be.
OH! And I talk about how God put the actual asshole in
the wrong place. See Ch. 3 “A Word About The Actual Asshole”
Who is your target
audience? (Be very specific. Gender? Age range? Geographic area? Primary
interests? What benefits does the reader hope to gain from buying a book like
Definitely Gen X’ers ages 40’s-50’s. But I do Believe the
Generation that ranges from 17-mid 20’s will get a lot out of this book as
well. The balance of dirty humor mixed with deep concepts of individuality will
appeal to a younger crowd looking for their own voice and path in life.
The book may seem a bit “male-energy” but I’m finding a
lot of women of all ages buying it and really enjoying it. It’s a great book
for women tired of being too nice (especially to men).
It definitely has
a New Yorker vibe, I’m a Born Bred Brooklynite and that is definitely the voice
of the book. Though, it will appeal to any parts of the U.S, Canada and
Britain. Too many times we hear people wish they had a bit of that New Yorker
Asshole in them….Well here’s your chance!
Did your environment or
upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your
Yes! I think growing up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn during the
70’s and 80’s and writing a self help book about Assholism is 100% synonymous.
With the overtly sensitive, cancel culture, riot-a-weak, safe space, thumb
sucking society we’re experiencing it was only a matter of time an asshole from
the Northeast would bounce back with a book like this.
Tell us your most rewarding
experience since publishing your work?
Seeing people post pictures of themselves on the
different social media platforms holding the book and giving a big thumbs up
has been very validating and rewarding.
How would you describe your
Off the cuff, Un-filtered, connected to source, Bargain
basement with an express elevator to the penthouse, Love it or hate it you’re
gonna remember it style!
Does this book draw from
people you know?
It’s mostly my perspective based on my experience of
living life thus far but I do make a reference here and there about experiences
with specific people.
Are you more of a character
artist or a plot-driven writer?
What do you hope to
accomplish with your book other than selling it?
Um, Create an Army of Assholes? Or, to see people truly
resonating and enjoying the book.
About the Author
If being a defiant independent free thinker who won't bend to divisive narratives and polarized ideologies aimed at high-jacking people's consciousness makes me an Asshole..... then so be it! Join me and allow me to be your guide .