Barn Again: A Memoir (Signed)

Barn Again: A Memoir (Signed)

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Finally, a book for people who love swear words, prairie dogs, and latrinalia.

Finally, a book blurb that makes effective use of tricolon.

Jonathan Barnard Jr., a midlist author who achieves bestsellerdom through a habit of getting arrested on slow news days, will do anything for his daughter, even betray his artistic code by writing a Pepsi-sponsored zombie novel so he can send her to Harvard one day. Ordered by his agent to produce a memoir, Barn records the adventures and experiences he is comfortable sharing with the public: his experience in London as a banjo-plunking busker, his days as a bumbling eco-saboteur, his non-tenure-track tenure as a Dumpster-diving adjunct instructor. There's an accidental standoff with police that leads to the burning of his ex-wife's McMansion, a stint as a judge on Publish or Perish (a canceled reality show about undiscovered writers), and an aborted suicide-by-bear attempt.

There is also a low-speed bicycle chase.

Signed copies of Barn Again are available on a sliding scale. As long as trump is president we will donate $5 from every full-price sale to RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

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Until the end of the trump presidency, Malarkey Books is donating all profits from copies of Barn Again sold through this website to RAICES.

This is the book that launched Malarkey Books. After receiving more than ninety rejections from agents and publishers and reading Kathryn Stockett’s ultra-inspiring article about how she persevered in the face of rejections of her novel The Help with fancy writing retreats in the Hamptons, Alan Good said fuck it and published his novel on his own. However, the stigma of self-publishing is strong, and to mask face he created a fake publishing imprint under which to publish the book, and that fake imprint has turned into—well, whatever we are now.

Here’s an excerpt of Barn Again: “Shadows Without Bodies” was published in Atticus Review in 2011.