Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Better Than you'd Expect

I received an email from a friend of mine Robin Hartfiel which contained this plug for his buddies new book. I am going to order the book and suggest you do as well, just because I have learned from past experience that Robin is a good reference for no bull reading. In other words, if he plugs the book, it must have merit. So read below the Beach Boys/Ray Charles YouTube link to the letter from the author, humble, funny etc.
Why I have included the Ray Charles/Beach Boys YouTube link well, you know the Beach Boys are not on the top of my play list, but this song has always struck a cord and so has Ray Charles.It also reminds...never mind my tangents are nearly infinite so I will show you mercy and turn it over to the content. Ok Antoine de Saint Exupery, titled (Wind, Sand and Stars)is the book it reminds me of...I am done JW

Another version from the sound track of The Departed

Dear Friends, Family and Other's whose e-mail address I had for one reason or another,

Please forgive me as I shamelessly call on all of you for your help and support in promoting my debut book, "MEXICAN BOWL FISHING: And Other Tales of Life" officially releasing this coming Tuesday, July 1st! Based loosely on my monthly magazine column, the book outlines many of the awkward misfortunes that seem to plague my life and the things I've learned through each of those shortcomings. (Mainly how to laugh in the face of embarrassment ... it's better than crying).

MEXICAN BOWL FISHING contains revised-for-book versions of four of my most popular columns including "Bury the Cat Slowly", "A Lesson in Cheap (Jessica)", "Used Parts Salesman" and my debut column, "Practice What We Preach", as well as over 22 brand new, humorous tales. Each chapter is its own, individual short story so this makes the book perfect bathroom reading material for those who engage in such activities!

The book will be available through thousands, (well, actually tens-of-thousands, I guess), of outlets nationwide, but I'd certainly prefer that you send anyone you know to the official book website to pick up their copy at www.MexicanBowlFishing.com. This site is my own and will launch this Tuesday and your friends, neighbors, acquaintances (or anyone you can hold at gunpoint) will be able to select the plain book or a "personalized, autographed copy"! (Sounds impressive, doesn't it?)

We will also be launching a Mexican Bowl Fishing photo contest with the chance to win great prizes, including up to $250 in cash for the grand prize entry! That contest will run through October 21, 2008 with the winners selected on October 31, 2008. Wow, this just keeps getting better, doesn't it?

For those of you on this list who are in the media, (you know who you are), please let me know if I can send you a press release and/or pre-written print article and for those in radio ... let's talk interview scheduling! There's nothing wrong with using your popularity to push a friend's book - I was that immoral when I was in radio!

A very special thanks to all of you in advance for any help you can give in spreading the word. When I first thought about sending this e-mail to pretty much everyone that I know, I sort of saw a moral dilemma in that it might not be right to mooch help from friends and family. Then I decided that, if you can't mooch off of your friends and family, who the heck can you mooch from?

The absolute best to all of you and thanks again for helping to spread the word. I've wanted to write a book since around 10-years of age and now that it's a reality, I hope to "force" the masses to buy it, read it and love it! (God save the world).

All the best,


MEXICAN BOWL FISHING: And Other Tales of Life
By William Douglas Little


At 10:56 AM , Blogger Zen Wizard said...

I thought "Sail On Sailor" was a traditional/public domain song but they are saying, "This is the voice we heard when WE were writing it."

Oh, well...

At 1:38 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

zen: Brian Wilson said after he got out of his bed...I rest my case.

At 2:12 PM , Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Yes, anything that made Brian get out of bed there for a while was a good thing.

At 9:43 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

zen:Yep,he did get out of bed and kinda looked like he just got up. I watched the video with the sound down, I like it better with audio.


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