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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of Memoir!

Title:            Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
Ten Year Anniversary Edition
Author:      David Henry Sterry
Price:            $15.95
Publisher:  Soft Skull Press
Format:      Trade Paperback
Pages:          254
ISBN:             978-1593765279
Genre: Memoir
Pub Date:  Feb 28, 2014
Distributor: Publishers Group West
Purchase at Idiebound and Amazon.com
 
 
"Ten years ago, this debut memoir from Sterry burst upon the literary scene with an energy and inventiveness... Sterry’s memoir still crackles with its unsparingly honest approach." Publishers Weekly, September 2, 2013. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59376-527-9 
 
“Sterry writes with comic brio … [he] honed a vibrant outrageous writing style and turned out this studiously wild souvenir of a checkered past.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“A beautiful book… a real work of literature.” – Vanessa Feltz, BBC
 
“Insightful and funny… captures Hollywood beautifully” – Larry Mantle, Air Talk, NPR
 
“Jawdropping… A carefully crafted piece of work…” -Benedicte Page, Book News, UK
 
“A 1-night read. Should be mandatory reading for parents and kids.” -Bert Lee, Talk of the Town
 
“Alternately sexy and terrifying, hysterical and weird, David Henry Sterry’s Chicken is a hot walk on the wild side of Hollywood’s fleshy underbelly. With lush prose and a flawless ear for the rhythms of the street, Sterry lays out a life lived on the edge in a coming-of-age classic that’s colorful, riveting, and strangely beautiful.” –Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight
 
“Compulsively readable, visceral, and very funny.” – Phillip Lopate, author of Portrait of My Body
 
“Like an X-rated Boogie Nights narrated by a teenage Alice in Wonderland…I read the book from cover to cover in one night...” -Places Magazine
 
“Snappy and acutely observational writing… It’s a book filled with wit, some moments of slapstick, and of some severe poignancy… a flair for descriptive language…” – Ian Beetlestone, Leeds Guide
 
“Brutally illuminating and remarkably compassionate… a walk on the wild side which is alternatively exhilarating and horrifying, outrageous and tragic… Essential reading.” – Big Issue
 
“Visceral, frank and compulsive reading.’ –City Life, Manchester
 
“Sparkling prose… a triumph of the will.” -Buzz Magazine
 
“Pick of the Week.” –Independent
 
“Impossible to put down, even, no, especially when, the sky is falling…Vulnerable, tough, innocent and wise… A fast-paced jazzy writing style… a great read.” –Hallmemoirs
 
“Full of truth, horror, and riotous humor.” -The Latest Books
 
“His memoir is a super-readable roller coaster — the story of a young man who sees more of the sexual world in one year than most people ever do.” – Dr. Carol Queen, Spectator Magazine
 
“Terrifically readable… Sterry’s an adventurer who happens to feel and think deeply. He’s written a thoroughly absorbing story sensitively and with great compassion… A page-turner… This is a strange story told easily and well.” – Eileen Berdon, Erotica.com
 
Author's Bio 
David Henry Sterry is the bestselling author of 16 books, a performer, muckraker, educator, activist, and book doctor.  His new book Chicken Self:-Portrait of a Man for Rent, 10 Year Anniversary Edition http://bit.ly/1ancjuE, has been translated into 10 languages.  He's also written Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money and Sex, which appeared on the front cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.  He is a finalist for the Henry Miller Award.  He has appeared on, acted with, written for, been employed as, worked and/or presented at: Will Smith, a marriage counselor, Disney screenwriter, Stanford University, National Public Radio, Milton Berle, Huffington Post, a sodajerk, the Taco Bell chihuahua, Penthouse, the London Times, Michael Caine, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a human guinea pig and Zippy the Chimp.  He can be found at www.davidhenrysterry.com.  Http://www.davidhenrysterry.com/
 
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