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October Newsletter: Hos Going to Lincoln Center; Chicken in Hollywood; Book Doctors & The Essential Guide to Getting Published

Hos Going to Lincoln Center; Chicken in Hollywood; Book Doctors & The Essential Guide to Getting Published Rock America; Sex Worker Literati Trick-or-Treats


In Montclair a nip is in the air and the leaves are putting on a Technicolor light show: vivid violets, magnificent magentas, oppulent oranges, mellow yellows, and everything in between.  Fall is falling, Olive is now officially 3 going on 19, & I’m glad to still be alive.


Just got back from Hollywood where we finalized a partnership between myself & Marta Kauffman (co-creator of the TV show Friends) to turn my groundbreaking anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls & Rent Boys (written w/ uber-mensch Richard Martin) into a modern dance piece, to bring to Lincoln Center.  I am so excited to be embarking with on this endeavor with the brilliant, funny and large-hearted Ms. Kauffman. 


I also had a power meeting at William Morris/Endeavor 2.0.  I am overjoyed to announce that a great writer with a fantastic pedigree is penning a feature script of Chicken, my bestselling memoir. It has long been my dream to see a much better looking actor than myself portray the 17 year old me on the big screen.


The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published http://amzn.to/9BqJvf  http://bit.ly/9khjDX is finally dropping November 4. It was a huge undertaking, interviewing everyone from Seth Goden to Margaret Atwwood to Neil Gamin about social media, twittification, facebooking, e-books, self-publishing, print-on-demand, kindles, nooks & i-pads.  We’ve also started a company called The Book Doctors, which will be a 1-stop-shopping service for writers of all ilk who want to be successfully published.  We help with everything from book proposal development, to hands-on editing, finding an agent or publisher, promotion & marketing, midwiving & emotional support, ghostwriting, to being interviewed. Our Facebook page is a constant font of insider info about writing and publishing, come join us: http://www.facebook.com/TheBookDoctors. Our amazing publisher Workman is sending us on a Pitchapalooza tour. It's American Idol for books - only without Simon. You get your shot to pitch to a panel of publishing experts. And you get one minute. Afterwards, the judges critique everything from idea to style to potential in the marketplace and much, much more. It's educational & entertaining. We have taught everywhere from Stanford to the Miami Book Festival to the world famous Stand Bookstore. The winner gets a free consultation & a chance to jumpstart your book career. We have helped dozens & dozens of talented writers become published authors. You could be next! Here’s what they said about us in Denver: http://bit.ly/9yG2on & in St. Louis: http://bit.ly/akI1Xg


Pitchapalooza Schedule:


Monday, October 25 NORTHAMPTON, MA Smith College, Poetry Center, Wright Hall 4:30 PM WORKSHOP: “How to Get Your Book Successfully Published”

Thursday, October 28 Place: CLINTON, NJ The Clinton Book Shop 7: 00 PM

Thursday, November 4th ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Borders Bailey’s Crossroads 7pm

Saturday, November 6th PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Joseph-Beth 2PM

Monday, November 8th CLEVELAND, OHIO Joseph-Beth 7pm

Tuesday, November 9th DAYTON, OHIO Books and Company 7pm

Thursday, November 11th MANHATTAN, NY Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington 7pm

Saturday, November 13th LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Book Soup 5:30pm

Monday, November 15th PASADENA, CALIFORNIA Vroman’s 5:30pm

Tuesday, Nov 16th PORTLAND, OREGON Powell’s City of Books (Burnside) 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 17th SEATTLE, WA Third Place Books (Lake Forrest Park) 7pm

Friday, November 19th TEMPE, ARIZONA Changing Hands 7pm

Sunday, November 21st MIAMI, FLORIDA Miami International Book Fair

Thursday, December 2nd HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK Book Revue 7pm

Saturday, December 4thBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Borders (Back Bay) 2pm

Thursday, January 6th CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Andersons

Monday, January 10th DENVER, COLORADO Tattered Cover 7pm

Wed, Jan 12th NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Garden District Book Shop 5:30pm

WORKSHOP: Sunday, January 16th CORTE MADERA, CA Book Passage 1pm

Wednesday, January 19th CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA Book Passage 7pm 

Thursday, January 20th SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA The Booksmith 7:30pm

WORKSHOP: Saturday, January 22nd STANFORD, CA Stanford University 10am

Monday, January 31, KANSAS CITY Rainy Day Books 7pm


Sex Worker Literati this month @ Bowery Poetry Club is Tricks or Treats, Sunday Oct. 24, with a breathtaking cavalcade of hos, hookers, call girls, rent boys, and those who love them.  Zoe Hansen, the living legend, will be riding herd with me.  Justin Jones, former rent boy-bear and ex-Olympic caliber diver.  Aimee deLong, award winning writer & former hoochie coochie dancer.  Dominick, ex-dominator hustler & performer extraordinaire. Tyler Knight, porn dude & performer/writer, will tell a SICK story of intense depravirt.  Rosabelle Solavy, dancer to the stars, will rock the burlesque.  September was a wild blast in our inaugural show at Bowery Poetry Club.  Essence Revealed doing things with her ass that are illegal in many states: http://bit.ly/cdQFfL. Rev Jen learns to squirt: http://bit.ly/9M6Y38. Alex Kinney, Doctor of Pornlogy, doing the filthiest poem of the 20th century by WH Auden: http://bit.ly/aN1x4Y. Anne Hanavan telling about the cop/big who tried to do her while artporn plays in the background http://bit.ly/cOxwS9.  Hawk Kincaid, an incredible spoken word master, spits fierce. http://bit.ly/dCEvue.  Toni Bentleyon the art of surrender http://bit.ly/9eIyco.  I do part of Chicken, on how I became a teenage manchild ho: http://bit.ly/dhXaLx


I was on Fox News. http://bit.ly/c93mz4


And here’s your monthly fix of Olive pix: http://bit.ly/dlL1aQ  http://bit.ly/c9JqcU