What’s this book about? It’s a stand-alone book, but it also picks up after The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know, telling the story of Russel Middlebrook and Kevin’s adventures in Los Angeles, as Russel desperately tries to become a screenwriter. Along the way, Russel meets a whole bunch of crazy dreamers (including the sexy neighbor next door), and he even reconnects with an old friend, Otto Digmore, who is trying to make it as an actor.
I’m biased, but I think this is my best book ever.
It’s also my most autobiographical. It’s not “my” story, but it’s based on things that definitely happened to me when I lived in Los Angeles. (I’ll have more to say about this in a future post!)
It’s a companion book to The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know (which is out now), so my designer (Philip Maleczewski) and I went for a “related” look. Here are the two jackets together. What do you think?