Friday, February 18, 2011
You know one fascinating thing about having an online presence? Finding out what kind of hot-mess freaks visit your site and/or buy your book. On occasion I troll through my blogger stats and see who has dropped by and nothing fills me with more validation/doubt about how I'm spending my time than to see that someone in Indonesia has arrived at my blog by typing into Google the words "penis festival naked man" or that some poor soul in Wasilla landed here by searching for "sarah palin hot wax nun." (That person was probably Todd Palin.)
Anyway, as you all know I've got a book for sale up at ye olde Amazon site, and you also know that Amazon makes some helpful suggestions sometimes of things you might want to consider also buying at the same time that you buy mine or things that other folks have viewed in addition to mine. Such as, oh, I don't know, The Dogtown Chronicles, Our Life and Times with Sheep, Goats, Llamas, and Other Creatures by Doris Ober or Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After Fifty. (Go on, click the picture above.)
I love this. I always figured that my most likely readers fell into one of three camps: (A) friends, (B) bored Palm Springs poolboys, or (C) Victorian housewives with deep dark secrets. It's fun to find out that potential readers might also be menopausal women in need of some guidance, hippy dog lovers, tiger mothers, and, er, light cookers. Such nice people probably!
In conclusion, I can't believe people who have looked at my book's Amazon page haven't also checked out this book.