............................... HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO Send your photo with my book to Photos@Josh Sundquist.com. If you want your channel name included in the video, please put it in the subject line.
I DON'T LIKE PAYING SHIPPING. CAN I GET IT AT THE BOOKSTORE? Yes, my book is published in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia or New Zealand, so if you live in one of those places, any bookstore can order it for you.
WHAT IF I LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY LIKE, SAY, NORTH KOREA OR EUROPE? Just search for it on Amazon.com. If you live in North Korea, you have much worse problems than being unable to buy my book at your local bookstore. Also, Europe is not a country. It's a continent.
WHAT IF I LIVE IN ANTARCTICA? Shut up, troll.
WILL YOUR PAPERBACK BE IN BOOKSTORES? Yes, in North America.
SO IN JANUARY I CAN GO TO BARNES AND NOBLE AND SIT AT STARBUCKS AND READ IT FOR FREE? Yes. But if you're really that cheap you might as well go ahead and order it on Amazon now, read it, and then return it for a refund.
HOW CAN I GET AND AUTOGRAPHED COPY? If you buy a copy from my website (http://www.joshsundquist.com/) I will autograph it for you. I'll even put your name in it.
IS IT AVAILABLE ON THE iPAD? Yes, it's in the iBookstore.
IS IT AVAILABLE ON THE KINDLE? Yes.
I LIKE LISTENING TO YOU READ. IS THERE AN AUDIOBOOK? Yes. And yes, I did the reading for it. In fact, I'm using that recording as the soundtrack for the YouTube chapters of the book.
WHY ARE SO MANY OF YOUR "R's" BACKWARDS? WHY DO YOU SUCK AT DRAWING? The book is written from my perspective as a child. So if you listen carefully, you'll hear that I use small words and child-like sentence structure. I decided to extend that same device to my drawings by attempting to write and draw like a child.
WHY ARE THE CHAPTERS SO SHORT? A full chapter from the book would be too long for a YouTube video. So the YouTube chapters actually correspond to section breaks in the book. The sections are usually around 1-3 pages.
WHY DO YOU DRAW YOURSELF WITH TWO LEGS IN THE EARLY CHAPTERS? Because they are about my life before I had cancer.
IS THIS BOOK APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN? No. Do not be confused by the fact that it is written from a child's perspective; it does contain mature content.
ARE THESE TRUE STORIES?/HOW DO YOU REMEMBER SO MANY DETAILS FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD? Three sources: My journals, my memories, and my parents' memories.
FYI, here's a quote from the Editor's Note in the front of the print version: "These are true stories. Memoirs, based as they are on memories, are inherently skewed by point of view. That being said, the author of this work has attempted to adhere to the truth of his memories as best he can. Most dialogue, of course, has been reconstructed, but the author has interviewed many of the people who were present at key moments. In some cases the author has condensed chronology and dialogue for the sake of narrative pacing."
WHERE ARE YOU GOING ON YOUR BOOK TOUR?
NEW YORK Borders - Kips Bay - NYC Thu, January 13, 2011, 7:00pm -- 8:30pm 576 Second Ave (between 31st and 32nd streets), New York, NY 10016
LOS ANGELES Borders - Century City LA Thu, January 20, 2011, 7:00pm -- 8:30pm 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
............................... Background music: "Takeover of the 8-bit Synths" written and recorded by Kevin MacLeod http://www.incompetech.com