Let me preface this by reminding you guys that I’m mostly a mom and a teacher, and sometimes I write stuff, and the title of businessperson is not even on the list of things that I am. So if this is a weird or unconventional or unwise way to do this, I apologize; it just seems like the easiest way and the title of slacker most definitely is on that list.
So yeah- the new book, “Chicken Soup for the Fuck You,” should be ready any day now. Here’s the description of it, from the back cover:
“Chicken Soup for the Fuck You” is spit straight from the hyperactive brain of a lifelong oddball who has, to put it simply, seen some shit. In the process of finding her voice after a decade and a half of quiet, April Fox puts a wry spin on politics, religion, and the weird and wonderful aspects of everyday life, including parenting a herd of eclectic children. In between, there are periods of darkness, and those are reflected here too.
In short, “Chicken Soup for the Fuck You” is a feel-good book for people who hate feel-good books.
April’s work has been described as “Intoxicating… Awesome, inspiring, and resonating all the way.”
“…a huge dose of reality.”
“Enigmatic and thought-provoking, but still touching.”
I don’t know how accurate any of those descriptions are, other than the last one, but they sound nice, don’t they?
If you would like to preorder the book (a few people have expressed interest), you can do that now. I’ll ship it to you, along with a lovely token of my appreciation (it’s not that lovely, but it is certainly a token) just as soon as I have them in my hands. These preorders will be priced at $8.99, a dollar less than the official book price, and that just covers the cost of printing and shipping. If you want to bundle the new book with my previous book, “Spine,” you can do that too, for a few extra dollars. “Chicken Soup” will soon be available through Amazon and in Kindle format, and I will be working on getting it distributed to smaller, local bookstores.
To preorder, please send $8.99 per copy via this handy Paypal link. I can also bundle it with my previous book, Spine, for an additional $5.00. Please include a note or send me a separate email letting me know the shipping address and what the payment is for. If you are local (Asheville, NC area) I can bring your order to you. (Unfortunately, the nifty Paypal button I tried to add here didn’t work, making this more complicated than I had hoped; I’ll try to figure something out when my brain is less demolished.)
Three more very important things: if you’re reading this, THANK YOU. I seriously have the most incredible group of fans, friends, and especially family, in the world. I have neither the confidence nor the constitution to do this on my own, without you guys backing me up. Also, please check out the fantastic Canadian dance-punk band Shout Out Out Out Out, whose song “Chicken Soup for the Fuck You” obviously inspired the title for this book. And finally, please continue to support local artists, writers, and musicians, even if you don’t buy my book. Go buy someone else’s book, see a show by a band you love and buy a CD, pick up a painting or a sculpture or whatever made by a local artist. The world is so fucked up right now, we have to keep creating and spreading something other than hate and fear.
Love you all-thank you.