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I am a native New Englander now living in Brooklyn NY with my faithful cat Piersich, a large loveable sherbet tabby with an unfortunately tiny pinhead. Your purchase of my book will keep us in kibble, beer, and pizza, for which we will be very grateful.
I'm a long-time member of the goth community in Boston, wrote a good chunk of the novel while living in the House of Yes artist collective in Brooklyn (now sadly looking for a new home), and can often be found at The Library on the LES enjoying tasty beverages, selling copies of AL, and brainstorming my next novel.
American Loser is my first novel, the culmination of 10+ years of writings that began with random crazed late-night writings on Livejournal that I called "Radio Free Steve". They were pure gonzo stream-of-consciousness ravings in which something popped into my head and I just ran with it, with no concern where it might go. After several years of these writings, I saw common thread that ran through some of them, and I decided to run with it.
I do hope you enjoy the sample of my little old novel and spring for the book. It doesn't suck- I swear. It's actually quite good and you will find yourself alternately laughing and cringing- both at what you had just read and how you could laugh at something so horrible. But hey, there are tons of videos out there of people getting hit in the groin with various things, and people laugh at those, so there you are.
Now, here's AL for your dining and dancing pleasure. For less than the cost of a decent six pack, you'll get a world of twisted entertainment. And as always, please remember to tip the veal and try the waitress.
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by Steve Zakszewski
Approx. 136,600 words.
Published on June 25, 2012.
American Loser is the story of Mikey Stevens, the latest American literary anti-hero. Join him on this raucous and obscenely dark romp through the dark side of the American Dream. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to hug him and beat him senseless.
Fans of Hunter S Thompson, William Burroughs, and Irvine Welsh will love this newest entry into the Gonzo genre.
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