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May 21, 2009

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Ed

Not to be a buzzkill, but "Man stuff" is kind of an overworked concept in publishing. Still, you can post your book on Scribd.com and see if anyone would pay to read it, get some exposure, etc. Marketing matters. Self-help is more topical now, so a book on dieting/nutrition/excercise for aging men would have a better chance than a satirical autobio, IMHO. That health-guru woman on KFI Sunday mornings (can't think of her name now) has a book on the best-seller list, for example.

jeffrey McMahon

In all probability my Man Points rant makes me a pit-bull barking in a solitary forest. No one's listening. I may have to change direction. We'll see.

kr

Ed, I see your point but I think "everything is new again" to a certain extent. i.e. there are a whole new generation of readers who may think jeff's man points essays are cool. he just has to get the words across to them. keep hammering away, thanks.

Steven J

Please don't change direction. I am a new reader, and the Man Points Advice is the primary reason I am here. These essays are clever and enlightening, but still maintain an overall amusing tone that keeps me interested.

Jeffrey McMahon

Thanks for the feedback, Steven.

Ed

Steven, then you may also enjoy this site:
http://www.manpoints.net/

Angelo

I agree with KR. No need to change direction Jeff---the direction of others changes and comes back to where it started, almost every time. That reminds me: Isn't it about time for the Three Stooges to catch on again? It seems about every 10 years or so, another batch of younger people who have never seen the Three Stooges discover them in unison---and the Three Stooges are back for a while before going dormant again.

Jeffrey McMahon

When my father was a kid, he was in the movie theater watching the Three Stooges and he laughed so hard, the manager kicked him out of the theater.

Angelo

Jeff: It's funny you say that. A good friend of mine had an interesting observation about the Three Stooges that is true in my opinion----they are funny to watch on television, but absolutely hilarious to see on the big screen. For some reason, the slapstick plays well when it's larger than life and it's not as funny on a small television. I guess you have to like that sort of humor and I generally do. I just ordered a couple DVDs for my four year old. One is live action vintage Stooges shorts while the other is ten episodes of their 1965 animated cartoon, which is probably more appealing to kids.

Jeffrey McMahon

When I was a kid, there was a dinosaur episode that I missed because we had to eat dinner. I was inconsolable.

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