Sinister Regard : October 2015
            

Tuesday Funk for November 3, 2015
Greetings, Accidental Army! I haven't written a new poem in a while, but that subject line is almost a poem in its own right. But we have only 12 days left until the official release of The Accidental Terrorist and a lot to talk about before then, so let's get to it.

Review

First, I'd like to bring a terrific new review to your attention. Elena Colás reviewed The Accidental Terrorist last week for Chicago Literati, and while I hope you'll head over there and read the whole thing, I wanted to call out one paragraph in particular that I was very glad to see:

I felt his portrayal of his younger self was somehow more compassionate than I've read in other coming of age memoirs. When I finished this book, I was reminded of Joan Didion's advice that we are "well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be." Shunn resists the temptation to paint himself as either naive or savvy, opting instead for the kind of even-handed description that had me wondering pretty far into the book whether the author was still a practicing Mormon. [full review by Elena Colás]
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The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
Good morning, Accidental Army! With only 13 days left until The Accidental Terrorist's official release date, I figure it's time to give you your marching orders—er, marching suggestions, really—about how and where to purchase a copy of your very own.

Yes, the print versions of the memoir will be widely available through online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more. You preferers-of-pixels can pre-order the ebook now for Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, and more.

But if you'd like to support the book and support a local business in your own area, I would urge you to follow this link to Indiebound.org and place an order with your nearest independent bookstore:

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941928561

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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 10

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It's the final day of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 9

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It's Day 9 of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 8

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It's Day 8 of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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William Shunn at HiFi Bar, October 11, 2015
You probably missed my spoken-word performance this past Sunday night at HiFi Bar, the first of a handful of events celebrating the forthcoming release of my memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. The set combined excerpts from the book with original poetry, and featured musical backing by the very capable Daniel Geoghegan on drums and Jon Pope on bass.

We had a terrific time doing it. Happily, my friend Jeff Lang shot video, so you can hear what we sounded like. Here, for example, is our rendition of an old poem of mine called "Coney Island Lifeguard Blues":

And if you want to hear more, Jeff has also posted video of the full 42-minute set. Check it out.

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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 7

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It's Day 7 of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 6

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It's Day 6 of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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The Sundays Sessions with William Shunn feat. Daniel Geoghegan and Jon Pope
New Yorkers! Come see me at HiFi Bar this Sunday night, as I perform memoir excerpts and original poetry with drum-and-bass backing. I probably won't be going on until after 9:00 pm, but please show up for the whole evening to support The Sunday Sessions at HiFi.

We'll have books for sale, too, pre-release.

The Sunday Sessions feat. William Shunn
with musical backing by Daniel Geoghegan & Jon Pope

Sunday, October 11, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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Twitter Book Giveaway Day 5

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It's Day 5 of my Twitter book giveaway!

For your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of The Accidental Terrorist, check out the giveaway rules, then head over to @shunn on Twitter to respond to the discussion question of the day.

US residents only. Good luck, and enjoy the discussion!


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