Here are some frequently asked questions about Eyeblack Odyssey, my first book of splendor and delight.
What is it?
It’s my first book of splendor and delight. It chronicles a fall in which I attempted to go to a different college football game every weekend. (This is harder and more ridiculous than it sounds.) What resulted was some silly stories, some good (and bad) jokes, a little bit of learning about the human condition, and documentation of priceless national treasures like Southeastern Louisiana’s affinity for Miley Cyrus.
What is Miley Cyrus?
Something drunk frat boys dance to, apparently.
So how much does it cost?
$13 cover price, + shipping. If you’ve got Amazon Prime, shipping is free! Hooray!
Where is it available, other than Amazon.com?
For now, here. Very soon, it will be available for order in many bookstores (like Barnes & Noble), will be on shelves in as many bookstores as I can manage (over/under on this is probably something like three), and will even be on Kindle. Options: we have them.
Which games did you go to?
The trips went down in 2009. Here’s the list:
(Sept. 5, 2009) — South Alabama vs. Hargrave Military Academy
(Sept. 7, 2009) — Miami (Fla.) vs. Florida State
(Sept. 12, 2009) — Kansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
(Sept. 19, 2009) — New Orleans vs. Texas-Arlington
(Sept. 26, 2009) — Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina
(Oct. 3, 2009) — Louisiana-Monroe vs. Florida International
(Oct. 10, 2009) — Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State
(Oct. 17, 2009) — McNeese State vs. Northwestern State
(Oct. 24, 2009) — Mississippi State vs. Florida
(Nov. 7, 2009) — Tulane vs. UTEP
(Nov. 14, 2009) — LSU vs. Louisiana Tech
(Nov. 19, 2009) — Southeastern Louisiana vs. Nicholls State
(Nov. 21, 2009) — Southern Mississippi vs. Tulsa
(Nov. 28, 2009) — Bayou Classic (Grambling vs. Southern)
(Jan. 1, 2010) — Allstate Sugar Bowl (Florida vs. Cincinnati)
Why should I buy it?
Why shouldn’t I buy it?
What’s the best part?
What’s the worst part?
Can I use it for anything else?
Is there a graphical representation to aid me in my purchasing decision?
Will you ever stop telling me to go other places?
Yes, especially if you buy the book.
Okay, so let’s say I want to do this; anything else I should know?
I love word of mouth, either in person or via social media. Speaking of social media, you can “like” the book on Facebook. And if you really want to help out, you can even write me a review on Amazon (every little bit helps).
No, thank you!