This is a one-time email, I won’t bother you again. 

“Grievances” by Thomas McKeon

Friends, Colleagues and other people unfortunate enough to be in my address book, 

No, this is not step 9 of 12; I can assure you, I’m still drinking quite heavily. This is an email to let you know that I’ve written a book. I know, whoop-de-doo.

It’s a compilation of my “Festivus ‘Airing of Grievances’ Project” rants that I’ve posted online over the past five holiday seasons, with a few new ones thrown in this year. I’ve also added some funny illustrations, courtesy of my brother Colm, because there is no way I could put out a book that has merely words. It is self-published for fear of more rejection, but that does give me full control to promote the book as I see fit (like this pushy email). Yes, that’s a thin rationalization, but I’m an author now and I create my own reality.

  • If you know nothing of my rants or the author, take a chance and buy a book for a few bucks. If it doesn’t make you laugh uncontrollably or help you get your groove back, you can write a scathing review on Amazon. Hey, it’s the only way I’ll learn.
  • If you like or tolerate my rants each year, you’ll really enjoy this book. Buy one for yourself and for friends who love a good rant. ‘Tis the season of giving and airing!
  • If you know someone who is hard to shop for, buy them this unique gift and tell them you read the book and thought “This is totally you!” They’ll be touched that you know them so well. By the time they read it and realize “Hey, it’s not totally me,” the holidays will be over and you’ll be free & clear. Voila!
  • If you hate my rants each year buy a copy of the book so I don’t have to write another one. Buy several copies, if you’ve got the guts, and give them to your enemies and watch them recoil in horror. That’ll show ‘em.

The book comes in print and ebook formats and distribution will be expanding to other retailers shortly.

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