American Loser

Do you think your life sucks?

It could be worse.

Welcome to the world of Mikey Stevens and his romp on the wrong side of the American Dream, where the endings are never happy and it can always be worse.

Fans of Hunter S Thompson, William Burroughs, and Irvine Welsh and black comedies will love this newest entry into the Gonzo genre. More

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Words: 136,600
Language: English
ISBN: 9780985641405
About Steve Zakszewski

Hello there! Thanks for checking out my profile.

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 books will keep us in kibble, beer, and pizza, for which we will be very grateful.

American Loser was 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, prodded by friends who kept telling me I had a way with words and should really write a book, I bit the bullet. Well, I nibbled on it for about 10 years, finally getting the grand push I needed when my life went to hell and I split from the then-wife and ended up living at the House of Yes artist squat/circus performance space. They rented me a live-in studio space and I was shamed into finishing the book. Not that this was bad- it was the kick in the ass needed and I was surrounded by creative and crazed sorts who were pursuing their particular arts as well and succeeding at it. Failure would have been humiliating. But not only didn't I fail, I did pretty damn good.

I'm currently working on my second major novel, "Carter Corner". In the interim, faced with a Memorial Day holiday weekend lacking in plans and a case of the writer's blahs, I decided to go old-school and churn out a stream of consciousness piece, "Radio Free Steve". It was a lot of fun to write and I do hope you enjoy it. RFS/Memorial Daze 2014 is volume one-- there will be others. When, I don't know.

In the meantime, do enjoy my works and again, thanks!

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