A Few Last Thoughts on Comedy Album

If you know me, you know how ridiculous the title of this blog post is. Chances are, I’m barely even warmed up as far as talking about my new book – Comedy Album. But for now, let’s assume I’ll find a new angle quick enough and we’ll wrap this up real neat-like. Just know I will be turning the car around again and likely sooner rather than later.

Yesterday, or the day before, I said that Comedy Album was about not fitting in. But it actually goes a lot deeper than that. Comedy Album touches on my deeper feeling that everyone else on this world has some kind of…it’s like they came into it knowing things I didn’t know. They knew all the rules by heart before it even occurred to me that a game was in progress. And whereas they seemed to avoid every pitfall, I blundered into every single trap in my path, tripped every last tripwire.

So when I lead the book off with a poem like this, just know that there’s something to it. And it’s not a small thing, either. Know that it tells the story of everyone who has or has had feelings like the ones I’m so intimately familiar with; that feeling of not belonging. That feeling of standing firmly outside the circle. But also know that it’ s a book about realizing…maybe that’s not a bad thing. I mean, does it have to be? Maybe it’s a good thing. That’s what I want you to think about.

Comedy Album is for sale online (in print and e-versions) and can also be ordered through Cream and Amber bookstore in Hopkins, Minnesota.

Published by Dan Hendrickson - Writer

A comic, screenwriter and poet, I grew up in Northwest Minnesota. Years later, I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul. I've been a guest on KFAI’s Write On! Radio and Prairie Public Radio’s Main Street. I have a new book out called Comedy Album. If you wished to do so, you could buy it. https://www.amazon.com/Comedy-Album-Dan-Hendrickson/dp/1938237315

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