Update: My new book, DUMPED: A JOURNEY OF LESSONS THROUGH BREAKUPS, MISHAPS AND MISADVENTURES will be launched on Saturday, 2-4 pm, 30th September 2017, at MPH BOOKSTORE, ONE UTAMA Mall, KL.
Of course everyone is invited, and I’ll let you know about the specifics soon!!
Now, for the details of the book.
I began writing this book in late 2015. At the time, I had no intentions of publishing it. It is certainly not my first manuscript either. I had begun writing since college and have had various “stories” or “books” that I wrote out of my love for literature, all kept just as personal archives.
Eventually this book expanded itself, and with time it revealed to become a rather amazing story, in my personal opinion, to be published and shared. The first draft was completed in mid-2016, but since then I had re-written it thrice more because it just did not feel right enough (yes, I re-wrote the whole manuscript three times like a crazy person).
Here are some need-to-know information about this book.
What is this book about?
Here’s a summary of it (the back cover of the book)
What is this book NOT?
It’s NOT a compilation of my blog entries, and it’s NOT a collection of my NST/other essays. It’s a story with a plot, and all texts are first-hand and original.
Who is this book for?
If you have ever had to grow up, past tense or current, this book is for you. And also if you like a good laugh!
When can you get this book?
It should be available in bookstores beginning 16 September 2017!! Changes will be updated.
Where can you get this book?
It is available in bookstores around Malaysia, and it’s also available in Singapore!!
- ALL MPH Bookstores
- ALL Borders Bookstores
- ALL Kinokuniya Bookstores
- Selected Popular Bookstores
Can you get this book online?
Yes! Try mphonline.com
Can you get an eBook version?
Not yet, but if there are a lot of demands we might figure something out!
Will there be any future book readings?
The first book reading will take place on Saturday, 2 pm, 30th September 2017, at ONE UTAMA Shopping Mall. It'll be a fun one where there will be gifts, prizes, games and a mixer! I’ll read some chapters of my book for you and let’s say hi to each other!
Other book readings: I certainly hope so! I hope to do some readings in select locations, but so far have no solid schedules to share. I will keep you posted!
I am so excited to share my first book with everyone, and so honoured to be part of our local Malaysian literary community! Words have power, and I hope mine will, in some ways, spread a little laugh, a little light and a little love around!
Don’t forget to grab a copy, and see you at the book launch!
The books are currently being distributed to bookstores from the warehouse!
(I think this is what it feels like to watch your kids go off to college)