Yesterday I released #mwlSecretBook: Ed Mastery.
April first is the perfect day to release such a book. I wrote a nice release announcement and everything.
Now that April Fool’s is over I should probably say: this is a real book. It exists. You can buy it.
The Manly McManface edition? Yep, that exists. It is a real thing. To my surprise, people have bought it.
The release announcement? Completely sincere.
While I normally don’t solicit release day reviews, this time I did. Because if I’m releasing a book on ed, on 1 April, I want it to make a splash. There’s a lovely review from NixCraft. Peter Hansteen and Justin Sherrill gave their thoughts. Print sponsor Stefan Johnson also wrote a review, but I didn’t arrange that in advance; he just liked the book. In the interest of fairness, I should also point out this scathing review that appeared as a guest post on Dan Langille’s blog. (I know that last guy. He’s been trying to get me to play in freeway traffic for years.)
Since releasing that book, a few men have contacted me saying that while they usually like my work, the existence of the Manly McManface edition has prompted them to donate to men’s rights organizations. A few have declared that they pirated the book and then donated to said MRA organizations. To them I say:
Thank you for demonstrating my point. The Manly McManface edition was created just for you.