I should probably also tell you more about it.
Back when my blog was new and my drawings still looked like someone had vomited up colorful spaghetti (as opposed to now, when they look like slightly-less-digested spaghetti), one of the first humor blogs I followed was Just Inappropriate by Mary Brown. Mary was incredibly sweet to me and actually followed me back. Last year she even had me do a guest post on her blog called "10 Things That Would Happen if I Had Kids." In conclusion, Mary is one of my all-time favorite people on the Internet.
If you read Mary's blog (or subscribe to her on Facebook), you know that she often posts hilarious quotes from her amazingly-perceptive six-year-old, Adrian. (At least, I think he's six. Sorry if he's not six. I know it's a single-digit number, anyway.) Over the summer, Mary's mother, Wendy, contacted me to say she had been saving all these "Adrianisms" over the years and wanted to turn them into an illustrated book. After several months of illustrating and narrowing the collection down to 50 favorite quotes, we finally got the book printed, and Wendy surprised Mary with it earlier this week.
It's called Warm, Witty, and Wonderful Quotes by Adrian, and it's available here on Lulu.com.
I don't have my physical copies of the book yet, but if you check out the listing on Lulu, you can preview the first dozen or so pages, and read the back cover.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the book:
And here are some early reviews of the book:
"[This book is] the best surprise I've ever gotten, and I got a brand new Mercedes with a red bow in 2008 (just for perspective)."
- Mary Brown
- My parents
"This book is awesome and you should definitely buy it!"
"So, is this, like, your novel? I'm confused."
- Everyone else I know
"Please stop harassing our reviewers about your book."
- The New York Times
A portion of the profits will go toward Adrian's college fund. Another portion goes toward myself and Wendy because we made the book. But I'd like you to focus on the part where you're sending an adorable kid to college.
|Look at that face. That is a face that deserves to go to college.|
But again, I'm a little biased.
You should order a copy and see for yourself!
I've also added a nifty order button in the sidebar of my blog (toward the top) in case you come back later wanting to order 50,000 more copies.