Here I am with another blurb and a thank you for Adam Schuitema. I'd heard about Adam from Dustin M. Hoffman back in my MFA days at Bowling Green State University. Adam had been Dustin's mentor and Dustin had a lot of nice things to say about Adam. When I moved to Kalamazoo, MI to begin my Ph. D. in English, I was soon introduced to Adam at a party that Dan Mancilla had at his house. (This is a lot of name dropping that might not mean much to people who don't know the work of these writers, but since I don't care about that, it's happening. We have the power to make the people we care about celebrities, you know? So if you really like your aunt Bernice, talk her up. People will eventually know about her.)
Adam was a funny guy and because of my interaction with him as a person I decided to take a look at some of his writing. The first book of his I read was Haymaker and I loved it and reviewed it. You can read that review by clicking the button below.
His newest book is The Things We Do That Make No Sense, and I am linking to it here. I've not yet had a chance to read it (or basically anything at all aside from kids' books this year), but I know Adam and his work and am confident that you should check it out. Click the button below to read about it on Amazon.
And finally here are the kind things Adam had to say about The Red Book or Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault coming this Labor Day from Little Presque Books. Thanks again, Adam. It means a hell of a lot that you found the time to do this.
"The Red Book is a relentless, frenetic study of memory. Jennings lays his experiences bare, whether they involve the war in Iraq or the wars in one’s head, debating with himself as if there’s an angel on one shoulder and a smart-ass devil on the other. This book tunnels through anger and frustration, humor and absurdity, and somewhere in that blur where boyhood becomes manhood, Jennings breaks through to daylight, a husband and father grateful for the place where he now stands."
Adam Schuitema, author of The Things We Do That Make No Sense