I wrote something. And it isn't about depression! (I have more than enough material to turn the great depression saga into a trilogy, but for now, the total metamorphosis into Depression and a Half: The Horrible Place Where We Only Talk About Depression and Nothing Else will have to wait.) I first started trying to write about the dinosaur costume back in 2009, but I couldn't quite figure out how to tackle it. The idea had been slowly evolving over the years and getting closer to being a real story, but it never quite felt right. Then a few months ago, I finally figured out that it wasn't really about the dinosaur costume at all. It was about power, and how difficult it is to control it— even when it is imaginary. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2013/10/menace.html Link
I'm sitting in the Portland airport, waiting to fly to New York to start doing Official Book Things, and even though my book comes out tomorrow, I still feel like maybe this whole thing is going to turn out to be a prank where I think I spent two years writing a book, but really it was all an elaborate set-up, and my editor is going to be waiting for me at the terminal with a bucket full of water balloons and a sign that says "HAHA, SUCKER — YOU REALLY THOUGHT THE BOOK WAS REAL." Anyway, I'm supposed to tell you a bunch of things, but I've been putting it off because I feel obnoxious every time I have to do book things at you, so here is the abridged version of everything I waited until the last second to tell you: Here is my book page: http://hyperboleandahalfbook.blogspot.com/ I am going to be doing some book signings, and if you want an animal picture, you're in luck, because that's my favorite thing to draw on books. You may also draw pictures for me if you wish. I'll be collecting them to hang on my refrigerator. There is a hardcover edition of my book available now (it's been available for a while, but I'm bad at this), and my publisher isn't sure whether we printed enough copies. So if you want a hardcover and you don't want to possibly have to wait for a second print run, it might be a good idea to order in the next couple days, just to be safe (see book page for ordering options). Also, if you happen to be in the Portland Airport, you have 50 minutes to find me. Go.
To whichever one of you terrific fuckers made this happen goo.gl/4EHfiC : Thank you. I feel almost uncomfortably loved right now.
In other news, my dog just head-butted me in the throat for absolutely no reason.