Today we interview Jason Pollock: writer, stand-up comic, actor, raconteur, magician, and man-about-town. He's just released You're Really Reading This Book? My Ramblings on Social Media.
Tell us about your new book, Jason. How did it come
I’ve seen people doing
Gofundme and Kickstarter to get out of debt and save their mortgage. I
think that’s kind of tacky. This is a way to have accomplished something
and sell something at the same time.
At a horror con
back in October, I met a horror writer named Joe Knetter. He said he
wrote a book called Thoughts and took them from his Facebook. I said
that’s a great idea! People have found my Facebook funnier than my
actual stand-up. Why not compile that into a book with chapters? He said
to do it. I said, “Isn’t that stealing a similar idea?” He said, “I
don’t give a shit.” Thus, the rest is history.
How does your book compare with great works of American literature,
such as Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick or Pimp by Iceberg Slim?
is a great question. As far as Moby-Dick goes, probably more laughs per
page. Pimp? Unfortunately, not as much sex and violence.
Jason, how would your book be different if it had been written by, say, Jane Austen?
I don’t think it would be different. I, honestly, believe that Jane
would’ve written it the exact same way. Not even a question.
While we’re on the subject: if Jane Austen fought Emily Brontë in a steel-cage death match, who would win?
I think we both know they don’t call her “Bruiser Brontë” for nothing.
Fox News has proven that writers (such as Jason) who use the Oxford comma are terrorists. Why do you hate America, Jason?
We all know Fox News is not necessarily accurate. I don’t hate America.
It’s quite the contrary. It’s because of my love of the American people
that I’m really trying to correct, educate, and get America to use the
We’re almost out of room. Any last requests, Jason?
Yes. Please extend the interview. HAHA!! I jest. It’s, seriously, an
honor that people are reading and liking the book. Thanks for taking the
time to interview me to help me publicize it. The more books sold the
more I can pay off the vet bill and catch up on the mortgage. It’s all
for a good cause!
Thanks Tony and fellow readers.
You can follow Jason on Facebook here.
Jason Pollock's new book is currently available here or here or even here.