Sunday, February 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: The Poor Man's Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you March's Author/Reader Discussion Book!

with Schuler Benson

Alternating Current Press has generously made 15 copies available:
8 print copies (limited to US residents only) and
7 digital copies in either PDF, Mobi, or Epub (open internationally)

Here's the Goodreads description of the book:

Twelve stories, fraught with an unapologetic voice of firsthand experience, that pry the lock off of the addiction, fanaticism, violence, and fear of characters whose lives are mired in the darkness of isolation and the horror and the hilarity of the mundane. This is the Deep South: the dark territory of brine, pine, gravel, and red clay, where pavement still fears to tread. (Features illustrations by talented artists Ryan Murray and Patrick Traylor.)

This giveaway will run through February 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on February 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads, stating what format you prefer (choose one option from above), and where you reside. Remember, only US residents can win a paper copy!

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from March 16th through the 22nd. Schuler Benson has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. I want to win! I like winning! I like Schuler Benson! I like ebooks, but don't tell anyone that because there are a lot of purists who frown upon e-readers. (Fine, if you must know, I read primarily in bed and using a Kindle is the only way to do it without keeping my wife up with a bright reading light. If I keep my wife up, she will secretly despise me for years and years; she might not even know why she despises me, but she will.)

    I agree to participate in book discussions.

    I agree to give you my email address, and here's proof: kmcatalano[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. I've been wanting to read this one! I'd love a print copy (have too difficult time reading ebooks). And would be happy to participate.

  3. I'd very much like a print copy, and I'll happily participate in the discussion. I've stayed away from these giveaways for a while in an attempt to put a dent in my formidable TBR pile, but this sounds too delightfully morbid to pass on.

    My email is

  4. Okay, I'll try again. I tried earlier and it wouldn't post.
    The comparison to Chuck Palihniuk on the cover caught my eye. I'm am a Kindle fan, so a MOBI copy would be lovely. I do solemnly swear to read the book and participate in the Goodreads discussion. is the place to find me...

  5. I would love to join in this discussion and I would love a hard copy of this book I live in Chicago and my email address is

  6. I'd love to be part of the discussion and would appreciate a hard copy of the book. I live in sunny Columbia, SC. Email

  7. I would love to take part in the discussion (it has been a while since I have been in one). My preferred medium is paper. Thanks, Jon

    dunkle at

  8. Oops, looks like my earlier post didn't go through.

    I'd like to take part in the discussion of Poor Man's Guide, please! I live in California. I'd prefer paper.

    My email is: carmenshanghai[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. Hey everyone! Thanks so much for the interest in this month's selection! Sadly, some of you did not list whether you reside in or out of the US, so print copies might not be supplied. Check your inbox soon.. confirmation email going out!!