Pick Your Battle
I want to thank everyone again for pledging to the "Pick Your Battle" book project. I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the support. One hundred and sixty-five backers of a radical self-help book on how to create an alternative economics based around the idea of abundant cities and mutual aid is a very good thing.
I've been wandering lately, finding fruit, writing a bit, but also putting my feet up a bit. So sorry for the delay.
If you haven't heard my interview with Eileen Workman you can find the link to that interview below. She has some very enlightened and interesting things to say about Sacred Economics and Transcending Capitalism.
Also I've decided to blog my progress and to blog some of the actual book as I write it. So the best way to keep up with my progress will be to follow my blog at douglaslain.com, to listen to the Diet Soap podcast, to sign up for the Diet Soap newsletter (you can find the form for that on my blog or at dietsoap.podomatic.com) and to keep checking here for more updates.
The fine folks at Eberhardt press have agreed to print the book when it's finished in October. You can find out more about that press here:
Again thank you. Here's that link to the Eileen Workman interview, and keep watching this space and all the others for more details on Picking a Battle.
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Same as above plus some dried fruit shipped priority mail along with the book.
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Everything above plus a small basket of fruit delivered along with your books, a signed copy of my short story collection "Last Week's Apocalypse," and a signed copy of my novel "Billy Moon:1968" when it comes out from Tor next year.
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You'll get the books, fruit, CDs, artwork, and I will fly anywhere within the United States to meet with you and present a talk about the Pick Your Battle project to you, your friends, and/or local organization.