Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nerd Haiku *Giveaway*

Nerd Haiku by Robb Pearlman

About The Book:
Behold, mortals, a celebratory homage to all things nerdy. For years we have longed to escape the confines of our parents’ basements, but today we Matrix mavens and Lovecraft lovers have emerged from our AV Squad closets and seized the reins of popular culture. Of course, our chronic asthma and social anxiety still keep us from talking to the girl at GameStop, so we have a way to go. Good thing there’s Nerd Haiku, a light-hearted, lightsaber–pointed poke at the absurdities, stereotypes, and truths of nerd culture. These fun, thoughtful, clever poems speak to the core elements of our nerd universe: science fiction, fantasy, comic books, super heroes, big-budget movies, role-playing games, TV series, animation, cosplay, and more, as well as our celebrated (and derided) authors, artists, actors, and franchises. All of us - from comic book and comedy nerds to computer and design nerds - will appreciate and cherish these gems of poetic wisdom.

My Thoughts:
This book is bound to be a classic for all the nerdy people out there. And, admit it, you're probably one of them! I laughed out loud while reading this book, and found myself understanding far too many of the quotes/sayings/poems/haikus. I think my favorite has to be: "I can watch Tweety again and again. But the Raven? Nevermore." Hee hee. This book would be something fun to bring out at a gathering of you and your nerdy friends. I shared it with my nerdy husband, and he loved it.

About The Author:
Robb Pearlman is the author of Nerd Haiku, Spoiler Alert: Bruce Willis is Dead and 399 More Endings to Movies, TV, Books, and Life, The Q Guide to Sex and the City, two books for children: Leaf Dance and Passover is Here!, and two storybook engagement calendars: Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Disney's Winnie the Pooh. Robb has spent his entire career in publishing. Beginning at Disney/Hyperion, Robb transitioned to a prominent role at Simon and Schuster, where he was not only responsible for licensing the majority of domestic rights, including book club and film/television, he also steered the multi-million dollar publishing and licensing campaigns for Raggedy Ann and Andy, Nancy Drew, and The Hardy Boys. Robb decided to make a change and assumed the role of Senior Editor at Rizzoli Publications, where he edits children's, gay interest, and pop culture books, and directs their Universe calendar division. He has edited monographs of the work and lives of award winning animators Bill Plympton and Ralph Bakshi, The America's Next Top Model Fierce Guide to Life, Francois Rousseau's Wet Men, the movie tie-in books to Burlesque and Amelia, The Joker, the first book soley devoted to the DC Comics supervillain, as well as children's books including Grandma Moses's The Night Before Christmas and John Patrick Byrne's Donald and Benoit. He is known by name in comic and independent book stores from Gotham City to Hogwarts, and has been known to get riled up when people diss Aquaman (he's responsible for more square miles than anyone), Funny Lady (she was contractually obligated), and the printed word.

Buy this book at Nerd Haiku on Amazon.

I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Darcir Rowan PR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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