Chez has decided to offer his memoir online through his site. I was lucky to get an early read of the manuscript a while back, and it was a true “page turner.” In the wake of A Million Little Pieces, some may hesitate to embrace a story of drug-addiction and resurrection, but it’d be a shame if you took a pass because of someone else’s past poor judgment.
Many of us lecture on the power of the Internet and the breakdown of barriers to entry, but Chez has decided to literally put his money where his mouth is and try to make a go of the self-publishing route. It’s a bold move, and I respect it.
A couple of days ago I reposted Dr. Randy Pausch’s last lecture on achieving your childhood dreams. The best part of that speech was the following (and I paraphrase) : The brick wall’s there to keep out those who don’t want it badly enough.
Offering Dead Star Twilight online is Chez’ way of vaulting that wall. Hopefully with room to spare.