11/15/12

"Small Portions"

So the Big Great Day has come. The day of my – gulp – Book Launch! “Small Portions” is out and available, and I'm beside myself with excitement.

Now here's the presentation of my latest “baby”:
“Small Portions” is a story that comes in… small portions. In precisely 111 little parts – AND a recipe. To explore the many facets of modern life, I have chosen the literary form of vignettes, those short impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a trenchant impression about a character, idea, setting, object.

I'm telling my own story in what I hope are poignant scenes that vary from a snapshot of my christening in the early 70s to my father’s death in a skiing accident at the beginning of the 2000s. It’s small things I'm talking about, those many small things that compose a life – my life. I recall the painful process of coming out of the closet, relate the first encounters and love stories of my happy-go-lucky twenties, delve into aspects and turning points of two long-time relationships. I take you by the hand and guide you through the streets of Paris, the city I'm living in. I write about food and the internet and my travel experiences in Greece, Morocco, Vienna, Tunisia, London…

In just so many carefully chosen words, sometimes poetic, sometimes blunt, but always with wry and self-deprecating humour, I attempt to create little universes with each story. Each one stands alone, yet when you link them together, another story takes shape. The story of a life, the sketch of a person, the mirror of a time. Our time.

The Book Launch Price is set to 0.99 dollars on amazon.com, 0.99 euros on amazon.de and amazon.fr. You can also purchase the book on any other local amazon platform such as amazon.co.uk or amazon.it. If you want to read my Kindle e-book, by the way, no need to buy the Kindle Reader. You just download the free reader from this amazon-link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311

As much as I love my (hopefully large crowd of) future readers, I love feedback, comments, critique, too. Don't hesitate to stumble-upon this post, to tweet or retweet it, to put a link on your Facebook- or Google+-page, to Pin it and spread the word on whatever social media you can think of. Just go and tell everyone about this new book! Knock on your neighbours' doors, call your friends and family, mail everyone you know, write to your MP or senator, flood the local, national and international media with letters, faxes, telexes, phone calls, mails!

To purchase the book, just click on one of the links below:

And a special thanks to my friends Glynis, Neil, Janet and Joyce for supporting this Book Launch! What would I do without friends such as you?



9 comments:

  1. Félicitations pour les triplés, cher Dieter. Malgré mon absence, j'insistai à être là au jour J. Qui dit que je ne gardais pas un oeil bienveillant sur toi ? Je souhaite que ton projet touche beaucoup de lecteurs. C'est tout le mal que tu mérites. Bibises.

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  2. Hé, ça c'est encore une coincidence! Pas plus tard qu'hier, je me suis amèrement plaint auprès de notre amie Thoughtbubble10 comme quoi tu avais disparu de la Net-sphère (y inclus de Twitter), et que c'était devenu un endroit plus froid depuis… et te voilà aujourd'hui! Merci tout d'abord pour, et d'un, ton commentaire, et de deux, ta présence en ce jour! J'espère que tu vas bien quand même… biz

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    1. ThoughtBubble10 est en vie ? Tiens, moi qui nous croyais tous les deux passés de l'autre côté. ;) Passe-lui le bonjour de ma part. Mieux, je vais laisser un p'tit commentaire sur son blog. Je compte revenir dès que mon blog est décoré convenablement. Mais bon, fêter tes nouveaux livres importe le plus aujourd'hui. Je parie que de jongler trois traductions t'a bien essoré les méninges. :)

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  3. This is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand.


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  4. "Je compte revenir dès que mon blog est décoré convenablement" <- lol, tu serais pas gay par hasard? Et oui, je sais à peine comment je m'appelle après ce marathon. Je voulais juste lancer une version anglaise, puis c'est Seb qui m'a tanné pour pouvoir lire en français, et dans la foulée, je me suis dit, l'allemand est quand même ma langue maternelle, alors faisons-en trois… C'était un challenge mais très satisfaisant à la fin. Bon, j'attends donc avec impatience de (re-)découvrir GAG redécoré… ou, comme on dit en anglais, gagging for GAG!

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  5. Many congratulations on your book launch, very well done. I'll be getting a copy next week.

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    1. TY, Jason! Don't hestate to leave me a Customer Review on amazon to tell me what you think of it (no need to flatter btw)!

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  6. Congratulations on the launch of Small Portions. I hope the book allows many more people to discover your exceptional writing...

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    1. Thanks a lot, John. And don't make me blush ;-)

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