Monday, October 13, 2008

I Wish I Didn't Have a Stupid Pseudonym

Because if I didn't have a stupid pseudonym, I could link to the amazon page with my freaking book!!!!! Indeed, it has a price, and a description, and an ISBN number and, finally, a picture of the cover. And by month's end, it will be available for people to buy!!!!!

Now, I'm not too jazzed about the thought of people reading the thing.... Indeed, the thought of that makes me incredibly anxious. But I do like the idea of people buying it. So, if you know who I am, go look at my book! If you don't know who I am, but you'd like to know so that you can go look at my book, well, perhaps something can be arranged.

In other news, I am busily not grading. This is not good judgment, but it is what I'm doing.

26 comments:

Right On said...

Aw, but you gave enough hints previously for me to discern your identity after, admittedly, a prolonged Amazon search by publication date and likely topic when I should have been working on my thesis! Further sleuthing provided confirmation, but your secret is safe with me. I am extremely happy for you and your book is on my wish list. Congratulations!

P.S. If I've given too much away, I will not be offended if you delete this comment.

heu mihi said...

Wow! Spiffy cover there, Dr. C! Congratulations--wish I could afford it (maybe in paperback? maybe on my library's budget? ah ha ha ha ha!).

phd me said...

Even without the authorial details, congrats to you! Publication is a lovely thing!

Comet Jo said...

+1 on congratulations!

As for authorial details, well, I'd certainly like to check out the book since I love the blog, but I'd certainly understand if you didn't want to, especially since I am much more often a lurker than a commenter.

Nik said...

I'm off to Amazon!

helenesch said...

I've been reading your blog for several years (since shortly after you first began, I think), and I would love to read your book! I do feminist theory (in philosophy) and from what you've said about your work, it sounds really interesting. I don't know if you're comfortable sending me an e-mail with your name (or name of your book), but if you are, please e-mail me at: helenesch2@yahoo.com.

And congrats on its publication! That's very exciting.

Sisyphus said...

I see the book cover on the screen! Hooray! Now I just need to convince our library to buy it and then I will look it all over (this seems even more in my advisor's area than mine, so it really does seem useful to our campus)

And hooray, congrats on it being out and about and in solid, rather than conceptual, form!

Flavia said...

Bookity bookity book! How beautiful it is--and how book-like!

Have you gotten your hard copy/ies yet, or is it still a semi-intangible for you, too?

Congrats!

Caroline said...

Ah, congratulations! It looks really awesome, well done! :)

Dr. Crazy said...

It's still semi-intangible for me, too.... In theory I'll be getting the copies soon, though I won't really believe that until I see it :)

Once that happens, I'll need to get on the ball and get in touch with the people who've offered to review for me.... blech. Not thinking about that now.

Right On: Thanks for stopping by! I think this was your first time commenting? I know I'm relatively easy to figure out, and that's ok. I mainly keep the pseudonym to keep the blog distinct from my professional identity in terms of googling. I realized a long time ago that attempting to keep my identity truly secret was a huge waste of time and energy in that it's impossible. The pseudonym is really more a gesture to the fact that this is *not* a "professional" blog and that I don't intend for the blog to be viewed as part of my professional accomplishments or persona. Which is great 99 percent of the time, except for when I want to brag about real-life happenings that are under my real-life name :)

Anastasia said...

what is that on the cover?

gwinne said...

Congratulations! Based on all that you've said here, I'm pretty sure we're in related fields. I would love, love, love to read your book if you'd let me in on the big secret. Email me at gwinne (at) yahoo.com?

Comet Jo said...

btw, if you do want to let me know how to find the book, email me at cometjo777 (at) gmail.com -- I was assuming you have access to the email addresses of posters since we have to fill them in, but since other people are supplying emails perhaps that's not the case?

Calypso said...

De-lurking to congratulate. A book of one's own - how exciting!
I've been reading and enjoying your blog for quite a while and thought this might be a good time to say hello.

rachel said...

hey dr. c -- congrats! de-lurking to ask for info about the book because i teach history of sexuality courses and i am guessing it might be a good pick for my syllabi... slantgirl@gmail.com

Arbitrista said...

That's totally awesome. Send me an email with the link so I can go see it!

cleo said...

Many congratulations! That's exciting. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations. Obviously I'm not meant to be a detective, because I've wasted untold time on Amazon trying to figure out your book from some of your hints, but it's so exciting. It's even more exciting when you receive the copies.

And while I know what you mean about anxiety about readers, you've had enough readers by now that there should be few surprises!

Enjoy fame, for what it's worth!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Hey! Congrats! That's big news and a fun moment (and a great cover). Bask in some glory and such.

Dr. Crazy said...

You guys are all so nice! I really am excited, though, and it's nice to be able to share the excitement with you all, instead of just the usual whining and moaning (which is really all I've got other than this right now - am crazy busy and wondering how in the world I shall get everything done). Do leave an email address if you want me to email you with stuff - unless your moniker is your gmail addy, I've got no clue how to reach you.

Jane said...

Yay! Congrats!! How incredibly cool!

kermitthefrog said...

Congratulations! And I too am curious -- especially since I do remember finding out your professional identity last year, maybe? when there was some easily google-able information? and thinking your work looked interesting and in my ballpark, but have since lost track! If you don't mind emailing me the book info, it's kermitthefrogblog@yahoo.com .

Susan said...

susan.amussen@gmail.com

Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...

I'm a shrink. And I don't teach sexuality per se, but I do teach Theories of Personality so of course we talk about sexuality a lot. And I'm a feminist therapist. Does that qualify me to know where to find your book? I won't blow your cover (if you'll pardon the pun). I am wood_virginia@bellsouth.net

Either way, congratulations. I'm impressed as hell.

Doctor Pion said...

Congrats!

Obviously I'd never use the book for my physics classes !!! but your comments about it during the writing process definitely have me curious about what I would find in it ... and whether it would generate a culture-war debate on CNN. It's been ages since I read anything from the lit-crit side of the library other than The New Yorker.

Sybil Vane said...

Hey, Dr. C, I'd love to get your book. Drop me an email?