Monday, May 14, 2012

'Promiscuous': Portnoy's Enduring Complaint

Illustration for The Chronicle Review by Scott Seymour
My new book, Promiscuous: Portnoy's Complaint And Our Doomed Pursuit Of Happiness, was formally published a couple of weeks ago, though authors no longer know exactly what "published" means, since most books are sold (and pre-sold) online and get to only very targeted bookstores. Books feel published when major reviews come out or when parts are excerpted in places that give readers a taste of what's to come. So I prefer to mark today as the publication date, with this long excerpt appearing in this week's The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I was sent this link by a Facebook friend; The Chronicle Review has put the excerpt behind their pay-wall, and the magazine is well worth the subscription if the link does not work. Then again, you may order the book here for considerably less.

Some early reviews here: the first from Kirkus, the second from The Jerusalem Post, the third from Tablet, and the forth from the Jewish Book Council.

You can read the blurbs here.

The book was a labor of love. I hope it gives you as much pleasure to read as it gave me to write.

1 comment:

Potter said...

Congratulations and good luck with your book. The best recommendation is that you had fun doing this; it seems like it was a labor of love.

I must admit I never read Portnoy- but am doing so now. Thank you.