C. W. Shain


The author lives within a stone's throw of Boston, MA, with the love of his life, a ceaselessly demanding and abusive mackerel cat, and 4,000 history books. When not teaching, he dreams of going back in time to buy Coca-Cola stock and making love to long-dead actresses. He can often be found driving about in an old British convertible, collecting autographs of deceased kings, and attempting to reignite long-forgotten wars online.

The paperback edition is now available on Amazon! (http://tinyurl.com/pointlesspursuit)

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway contest on GOODREADS.COM. Our next giveaway of ebooks will be in September on LIBRARYTHING.COM.

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Pointless Pursuit: My Year of Picaresque Personal Ads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
A petty act of revenge in the form of a droll personal ad generated appreciative fan mail, turning the author's head and leading to this, a year-long project of writing & posting witty story-style "personals" on Cragislist. This genre-breaking parody mixes fiction & historical trivia to surrealist proportions, creating a melange readers have called byzantine, slapstick, and ridiculously obscure.

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