The title of this post really contains most of the essential information. But: The Young Widower's Handbook is now in paperback. I've never had a paperback release of a book before, so it's exciting to see the novel get another run. It got some really nice reviews last year, including:
- The Washington Independent Review of Books said it opens with, "among the most heartbreaking first chapters in contemporary literature."
- Kirkus Reviews called it, "a quirky, well-told debut."
- Publisher's Weekly called it "a remarkable debut novel."
- Seattle Times called it, "a sweetly moving debut" and listed it alongside 3 other debut novels, "that will leave you hungry for what these authors do next."
ALSO: the paperback includes a bonus essay about the origins of the novel, and some discussion questions, for those of you in need of help with your various book-related discussions. Please consider ordering from your local independent bookstore. If that's not an option for you, it's available at Amazon and any other website that sells books.
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In related news: my forthcoming novel, How to Be Safe, got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews, which called it, "A brilliant, tragically timely second novel," and added, "This novel is an indictment of gun culture, hot-take journalism, and social media, and if that sounds like a miserable premise for a novel, fear not: McAllister is a brave and stylish writer, and Anna is a singular creation... Intensely smart. Sharply written."
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In completely unrelated news, the Eagles won the Super Bowl, and the entire city lost its mind, and I got to write about the game for Buzzfeed, in an article a lot of people loved, and a small handful of people really hated, which was fun.
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In further unrelated news, I joined Instagram, where I post pictures of such things as: my face, some trees, bad menu fonts, and Not Trash. If these things interest you, you can follow me @realpizzatom.