Maybe I Was Too Hard On Lulu

After all, I went on a rant recently about their incompetence and how frustrating they were to deal with. I had lost hope in their ability to perform even the most simple of tasks.

Yesterday, my friend Frank changed my thinking. He was so anxious to get my book that he went ahead and ordered it. (Although I had mentioned that it doesn’t really exist yet). Lulu, being the professional organization that it is, swiftly printed the book and mailed it to Frank.

He was so kind as to make a brief movie of this first copy of the first edition. Very heady and exciting stuff, I must tell you. Here now, in all of its glory, is a quick look at my book:

Wow, pretty amazing, eh? I would say Frank got quite a deal only paying $20+ dollars for such an instant classic. He should enjoy reading it on his upcoming vacation.

As you can see from the video, I tend to write with few words…very few. I believe that being succinct is a key to good writing. You may also notice that the cover says “temporary cover”. I used this in case people disliked the cover. Then I could always tell them that it wasn’t the “real” one.

Thank you Lulu for doing me proud. Your professional work has been a breath of fresh air. (And Frank, don’t even think about selling that copy on E-Bay for a fortune!)

14 Responses to Maybe I Was Too Hard On Lulu

  1. That’s Genius. its like those write your own ending books but you include the beginning and the middle.

  2. yorksnbeans says:

    To make it totally classic, tell Lulu to include a box of crayons for an additional 10 bucks. You’ll have a bestseller for sure.

  3. Very zen and thought provoking. Perhaps also curse producing, depending on the expectations of the reader.

    He should hold onto it- it may a collector’s item one day.

  4. I am all about brevity. Reminds me of the minimalist clown who gets out of a car all by himself.

  5. elizabeth3hersh says:

    My first real laugh of the day!!

  6. Ram Venkatararam says:

    A rare glimpse inside the mind of Tannerleah…

    (I expected more nudes).

    I demand a sequel!

  7. nonnie9999 says:

    you’re not mad at frank for reading it aloud? isn’t that copyright infringement or something like that? whatevah. i really enjoyed listening to it. i’m trying to figure how to copy it to a cd so i can listen to it in the car.

  8. Bob Trusty says:

    LOSTL! He could write any story that comes to him now and it will be loved by everyone because they wrote it! I can see the New York Times Best Seller List having it! Mum says Oprah may want it for her book club too because all the women that watch Oprah need to write their life stories down as they’re sad and depressing people.

    Thats wonderful though!


  9. Wow, that Bob sure is a chipper fellow.

    You know, when Alan Truitt says “The jokes write themselves!” he isn’t being literal. Sorry to be the one to tell you.

  10. With my copy, I’m thinking of just drawing pictures of stick figures “doing it” in the corners of the pages.

    We can pass it around with the bong at parties and giggle our asses off.

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