A big thanks to each buyer of The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer first of all. People have been kind and honest - which is a kindness, isn't it. A few emails with longer discussions have been thoughtful, people either agreeing with the general narrative or asking why this was said or that scene was chosen. Things like this:
Just wanted to say I finished reading the "Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer" which I purchased a couple of days ago after I saw it in your blog (for $4 it was really an impulse buy, how could I resist?). I have to say I utterly enjoyed it and laughed quite a bit too. More importantly, I couldn't agree more. Although at times I thought you guys had gone a bit far in your criticisms, in the end you put it all back in perspective and that worked out really well.
That was good to hear as I thought me and Max had taken it running towards the cliff, took it over the cliff, looked down and then... only then... had a good long conversation about the situation with each other, about how this was a very fine situation we were in and how next time we were definitely going to plan on putting it all back in perspective well before this sort of situation came around again.
What things are happening? Soon a Lulu edition will be out for folk who don't want to give into the 1979 LCD watch upgrade called Kindle. Don't get me wrong. Kindle geno uno is in our house... but it looks a lot like the Texas instrument calculator from grade eleven. Or Casio. Plus, we are working on an audio take on it. Which is hard to set up and might involve three or four countries. More of a radio drama than a spoken word book. Sound effects. That sort of thing. Maybe a comic version in coffee book format, too, but that needs a sponsor. Max and I are also going to be on a shopping mall tour of Manitoba and the US Upper Midwest except for Wisconsin (jeesh, get over yourselves) sometime in March doing signings in a string of independent book stores and grocers. Hope to see you there.