Hi Writers,
You may remember a few posts back I wrote about a Dave Eggers interview we’re running. Well, here it is, hot off the presses and coincidentally soon to be available in the August issue of Writer’s Digest. I wanted to go ahead and post this article featuring Eggers writing about Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng.

McSweeney’s—Eggers publishing house—is undergoing some tough times financially. Their distributor, PGW went bankrupt and left McSweeney’s in a cash crisis.

You can read all about it on McSweeney’ They’re holding a big sale with hugely discounted books, journals and magazines, including hard-to-find volumes of the literary journal McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, back issues of a great literary magazine, The Believer and beautiful literary works aplenty. Go to their online store for the goods.

I own several issues of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern including the coveted Comics issue, and I adore them all. Each one is so unique and imaginative in design, I’m going to take this opportunity to get all I can get my hands on. I also enjoy Your Disgusting Head, which is great to leave out on your coffee table to liven up a dull cocktail party.

I would go as far to say that these books and journals are collector’s items. Own them and your friends will think you’re cooler; your grandchildren will one day thank you for your incredible foresight.

Remember, there are only 193 days left until Christmas. Be impressed that I counted.

Keep Writing,

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  1. Kara Gebhart Uhl

    Until I read this I had forgotten my husband and I were supposed to renew my father-in-law’s subscription to The Believer as part of his 2006 Christmas present. So he just got a new subscription … six months late. 🙂

    Kara Gebhart Uhl

  2. Cindy Wathen

    Since I’m already a Believer and McSweeney’s subscriber, I supported them by purchasing a subscription to Wholphin and their monthly book club.

    They’re such a great independent press that I hope more writers support themselves by supporting presses like these who so often give first-time authors their first break.


  3. Kevin Alexander

    I just went on McSweeneys and got a subscription to the Believer and a shirt with an Octopus on it. For cheap! (relatively speaking)

    I think the Octopus shirt is going to be a late Father’s Day gift for my Pa…


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