Just a few months ago I couldn't breathe in this dress. Now look at me. I can take nice shallow breaths without popping a a seam.

Just a few months ago I couldn’t breathe in this dress. Now look at me. I can take nice shallow breaths without popping a seam.

Did I tell you I was working on a second edition of my memoir?

No?

I should have.

I’ve been working on a second edition of my memoir. There. I told you.

It’s smaller and better than the first edition. It’s just as funny, only without all the mistakes (or a lot fewer mistakes). I’m done with that Buddhist humility, showing-I’m-human thing. There’s got to be such a thing as Buddhist dignity. If not, I’m making it up. Who’s gonna know? The monk police are busy finding peaceful solutions to other, more pressing matters.

Domestic disputes are the worst.

Domestic disputes are the worst.

I had to release a new edition to reflect:

1. the literary award I received

2. the wondifluous comments readers made about the book after actually reading it

3. changes that made the book better (I deleted one chapter and merged two, converted a few of the many lists to paragraphs, things like that).

There’s no new material in the book, only some minor rewording of the former material in some spots.

I also changed the look of the book, front and back (for the paperback version). You know how it is, when you get slimmer, you need a new wardrobe and a new look.

Now for the really BIG NEWS…

On Feb. 16, I celebrate 30 years of SOBRIETY.

This could have been me, but I saw the butt stains on the grill 30 years ago and said, "No way, compadre!"

This could have been me, but I saw the butt stains on the grill 30 years ago and said, “No way, compadre!”

I timed this second edition to come out for this grand and glorificated occasion.

In honor of this milestone and to thank the readers who bought the first edition of my memoir, I’m running a 3 DAY FREE promotion of the 2nd edition. Oh heck, in honor of Valentine’s Day, too–remember the Saint Valentine’s Day Meatloaf Massacre?

From 2/14-2/16, you can download a FREE copy of How Was I Supposed to Know, (2nd Ed.).

Tell everyone you know. After the 16th, it will be $3.99 American and something else in other forms of currency. The book is ONLY available via Amazon this time. But I’m told there are Kindle aps for just about everything.

Click Here for your FREE copy.

For readers around the globe, here are your links:

For Readers in the U.S.

For Readers in Canada

For Readers in the UK

For Readers in Germany

For Readers in Spain

For Readers in France

For Readers in Italy

For Readers in Brazil

For Readers in India

For Readers in Denmark

For Readers in Australia

 

I’m still working on the CreateSpace (paperback) version of the second edition. I don’t know if I can offer it free because of the cost to Amazon of printing it. But maybe they have a coupon program or something for those of you who still prefer to hold a real book.

I’ll keep you posted…

Here is the new look for the second edition. I hope you like it!

Here is the new look for the second edition. I hope you like it!