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2 Responses

  1. Nice articles n offering good books info

  2. Dear Matt,
    I read the 100 things about you and I think you may be my long lost brother!
    I am writing to request that you review my book THE WATER MEN for this amazing website. I would be so honored! Enclosed is the press release. I would love to send you a paperback review copy. Forgive me but I couldn’t find your regular e-mail)

    For Immediate Release – Summer 2011
    Contact: Adelaide MacKenzie Fuss
    Phone: (605) 393-5607

    Author Adelaide MacKenzie Fuss Explores One Man’s Odd, Uneven Search for Happiness in New Book The Water Men

    The American Dream is broken. Meet Shawn McGuire. With vast wealth and deep emptiness he finds himself shipwrecked by his own success. He returns to his hometown of Newport Beach, California in a search for meaning. A return to surfing. Hoping the Pacific will be the cure. Long, sunny beach days are filled with surfing and waiting. Waiting for the next big wave. This well-known beach town attracts a strange breed of people. Shawn ends up rescuing the drowning world around him: A dog, a doctor and a drunk, not in that order. He searches for a girl he once knew and plants trees in the unforgiving desert soil. He tries to reconnect with his aging mother, but she’s busy watching TV. Shawn searches for the vital missing pieces of his soul in the big winter waves of the Pacific, only to find that his soul was never really gone. Merely misplaced.

    About the Author
    Adelaide MacKenzie Fuss is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. She is a 2003 recipient of the Bush Foundation Artists Fellowship. She has written for both film and stage. Her plays have been produced and commissioned by London’s Royal Court, New York’s Public Theatre and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum. She lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband and three children.


    The Water Men Review by Anna Seaton Huntington
    ‘Reviewed by Anna Seaton Huntington, contributing writer to the New York Times and Glamour, author of Making Waves which chronicles her experience as part of the first women’s team to compete for the American’s Cup.

    In her superb debut novel, The Water Men, Adelaide MacKenzie Fuss traces a year in the life of businessman Shawn McGuire who has obsessively achieved his lifelong dream of making a fortune before the age of 40 and now finds himself adrift. McGuire moves back to where he grew up, Newport Beach, California and turns to surfing for a cure. From this hometown perspective, McGuire struggles to find meaningful connection between his past, present and future. Along the way, Fuss takes an original and timely approach to McGuire’s search for his life’s purpose and also examines the contemporary themes of spiritual hunger and the fragility and uncertainty of human bonds. [read more ]

    REVIEW COPIES ALSO AVAILABLE – Review the book yourself : [PDF]

    Click to access The-Water-Men-Ebook.pdf


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