Monday, February 07, 2011

I Wrote Another Book!

I am overjoyed, overdelighted and overdelirious to inform you that after a year of effort, I have finished writing my second book.

It's called "The Year of Bad Behavior: Bearing Witness to the Uncouthiest of Humanity, or What is the MATTER with You People???"

I've admired the recent trend to experience/partake/endure something for a year and write about it (See here:,,20335162,00.html), and I wanted a piece of that action.

So for a full year, every day, every single day, I recorded all the nose-pickers, nail-clippers, cellphone-yappers, lane cut-offers, people who stand akimbo, child slappers, personal space invaders, stores that have cashiers who can't decipher coupons, customer service idiots, the rude, the people who need BlackBerry helmets, line cutters, escalator mudsticks, teenagers discussing what liquids induce abortion, and that's just in the first five pages!

Now there's yet more work to be done: There's much editing I have to do, agent and publisher rejections to collect, ackowledgements and various appendices that need to be written and I need to secure the services of a cover artist in the event that I have to self-publish.

I hope to have the final product for you in about six weeks. Until that time, I'd like very much to pique your interest and lobby for your eventual purchase. As the book is written in diary form, I ask that you send me your birthday, and I will gladly send that day's entry to you as a teaser. This will also assist me in catching typos and grammatical errors, so I thank you in advance for your interest and for your de facto editing assistance.

As for my first book, I just received my first W2 from the royalties I received - which was a huge thrill - and it is still available for 40% off until I sell my 40th copy. You can purchase it here:

As for the sequel to my first book, I'll have you know that it's currently about 44% complete and I hope to finish before the end of the year so I can begin working on the "Obama" book. Yes, it won't be called "Obama, Book I" because there won't be a "Book II." :-)

Again, I thank you for your interest and and am always and ever grateful to al those who have contributed to the W2 I received. So cool.

-Martin (Mordechi) Bodek

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