This morning I’m delighted to play host to Scott Pack (writing as Steve Stack, just to confuse us all) as he embarks on a blog tour to promote his new book, 21st Century Dodos: An Endangered List of Inanimate Objects. You may know Scott as Me and My Big Mouth on Twitter and on his blog of the same name, and as a publisher (The Friday Project), but did you know that he’s also, in his words, the author of “moderately successful toilet books”? To introduce us to 21st Century Dodos, he’s stopped by with a video of his daughter, Martha, (beautifully) reading an extract about newspaper-wrapped fish and chips.
Welcome to Catherine, Caffeinated, Scott (and Martha)!
Well, Catherine has kindly invited me to gatecrash her blog in an attempt to convince some of you lovely people to buy my book, 21st Century Dodos. In it, I bid a fond farewell to the many inanimate objects, traditions, cultural icons and, well, other things that are in danger of extinction. Some have vanished already. I suspect emotional blackmail might work on you lot, so here is a video of my daughter, Martha, reading the entry about fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. If you don’t by my book today, she gets no dinner tonight.
21st Century Dodos is available now in hardback and (bargain-priced!) e-book on Amazon.co.uk. To find out more, why not check out yesterday’s blog tour stop, Follow the Thread, or look out for tomorrow’s, which will be at The Blog on the Bookshelf. And if you want to hear some more from Scott’s talented offspring, I suggest you have a look at this.