The Blunder Years

So, yeah. I wrote a book. It's called The Blunder Years and it'll be out July 9th. Grand Central Press, a branch of Hachette, will be publishing it. And guess what? It's available for preorder! There are some links below if you feel inclined to purchase it.

So what's it about? Here's the synopsis from the back cover!

Adam Ellis knew it was time to leave art school when a fellow student presented her final project to the class: "I put a condom on the Virgin Mary," she announced, unveiling a cheap figurine sheathed in latex. The professor loved it.

Baffled by the praise his classmate receives, and intent on becoming an artist on his own terms, Adam plots his escape to Portland, Oregon to begin his life in the real world--only to realize that adulthood is a lot harder than it looks. 

Based on the blog of the same name, Books of Adam: The Blunder Years details Adam's hilarious trials and tribulations in his attempt to become a functioning member of society. From his arrest after shoplifting a bottle of chocolate milk to a misguided attempt to make friends that lands him in a shack with a hippie couple who have just skinned a rabbit and are trying to entice him into a three-some, Adam is an amicable guy who can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. 

Paired with his signature black and white illustrations, Adam's stories weave together an uproariously funny and ultimately charming narrative about a young man trying to find his place in the world.


You're probably thinking, "Hey, that doesn't sound terrible!" I can assure you, it's definitely not a terrible book! Above are some links to online bookstores, or you can ask your local retailer to stock it on their shelves.

50 comments:

  1. yay! just pre-ordered it!
    It's like a gift for future me.

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  2. Sounds hilarious, congrats Adam.

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    1. It's barely alright. It's mostly just gibberish and scribbles!

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  4. It comes out on my 20th birthday... I should buy 20.

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  5. Will you allow it to be publiseh as an ebook?

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    1. It'll be on e-readers, yes! You can even preorder it for your device on Amazon!

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  6. Will it be available outside the US? :)

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  7. Congrats Adam! Excited for it to come out. Good luck (break-a-leg) or whatever one says to a writer.

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  8. Shipping to Oz? Amazon tends not to favour those of us descended from convicts... Wah!

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  9. OMG FINALLY something to spend my 2+ year-old Barnes & Noble gift cars on! Now I won't spend it all on dessert recipe books.

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    1. Bah! Stupid technology.

      On another note... Congrats! I'm really excited!

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  11. yayyyyy! I'm so excited! can't wait till it comes out!!

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  12. The people who viewed this on Amazon also looked at an Angry Birds plush eagle. JUST SO YOU KNOW.

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  13. Yes to this. I wish July wasn't so far away...

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  14. I couldn't find any pre-order options on the Barnes and Noble link you have up at the top of your blog. It's just information about the book...

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  15. Hmm, this has been added to my amazon wishlist and will be bought with an upcoming paycheck. I am sure I will forget about it completely then be ecstatic when it arrives in the mail. Unless of course I move away and don't update my Amazon shipping address wherein someone else will receive an amazing book in the mail and fall in love with your work. Wait...I think I am just promoting you.

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  16. Oh my god it's coming out on my 21st birthday. It's just meant to be.

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  17. Holy Cow! The book is coming out July 9th!!! That day holds no specific meaning or value to me! I have to pre-order right now! (seriously, I'm definitely pre-ordering your book Adam. Congratulations on publishing your first book! I bet that classmate who put a condom over Mary is just finishing her latest piece of work, 'Hidden Sex' were she outlines inappropriate symbols in copies of famous paintings. The professor from school is the only one who shows to the gallery opening. Lol.)

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  18. First of all, good stuff! Can't wait to put my hands on it. I can't seem to find a Kindle version available for pre-order though. Any updates on this?

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  19. I'll ask my boss to order it for our bookstore!!

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  20. Any way to get a signed pre-order? :D

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    1. There will be! Stay tuned.

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    2. Oooooh I was just wondering this myself! Any news yet on how we can get the signed copy?!!!?

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  21. Can you track how many copies are already pre-ordered?
    (im in btw)

    Kind regards

    - one of your french fans -

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  22. Shipping to New Zealand costs almost as much as the book. My country is such a hole.
    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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  23. Can't wait until the 9th! Congratulations on being a published author/artist!

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  24. Saw your paper hats on cats; had to buy your book out of fear of your mad skills..

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  25. This is really great book. Thank you so much for information.

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