Towards the end of last year, I found myself up against an article deadline for this website while a few cocktails deep. This is not a great place to be, because a) you’re short on time, b) anything you write seems totally awesome, and c) it isn’t. You submit it anyway for obvious reasons, and the feedback usually comes back polite but obvious: “let’s sideline this one” or, “needs some polish” or more directly, “seek help.” Earlier in the evening, between whiskey ginger 3 and 4, I had been doing my usual evening activity of
Facebook stalking my ex reading the annotated works of Abraham Lincoln when I thought to myself, what if Lincoln was *on* Facebook? What if indeed…?
So I wrote this article, which you may have seen, and followed it up with this one. Both made their way around the interwebbery, and then something remarkable happened: I was given the opportunity to turn the concept into a full-fledged book. Many people are still wondering how this happened.
After months of work and many late nights, “A History of the World According to Facebook” is finally off to print and will hit shelves nationwide come early October. The thought leaves me blushing like a nun in the cucumber patch. Right now though, it’s available for pre-order here, where it was born. By ordering one you provide yourself or a loved one with laughs and/or something to put on the back of their toilet. The book chronicles the entire history of time, from the Big Bang through ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and the great achievements of the 21st century–think of it as the funniest history book you’ve ever read. Though considering how funny normal history books are, that may not be the best pitch. Anyway, I hope you like it. No seriously, I really do. Because there’s nothing like a bunch of negative reviews to really make that drinking habit blossom.
Be sure to check out the books Facebook page.