So I wrote this topic for Cracked awhile back. It was never featured, but it ranked high enough in Google to for the production team at Hachette / Octopus to hire me to write their barbecue book. Considering I was smacking golf balls at the park in lieu of employment when they wrote to me, I was kind of surprised, since that’s the exact opposite of how I understand the publication process to work. I’m supposed to write hundreds of cover letters and cling to my dream for the great American novel, A Navel-Gazing Thing Which Occurred.
Granted, I did that, but it was for comics, so it probably doesn’t count. Instead, I give you The Man’s Guide to the Barbecue. I’m just saying, I wasn’t aware books were printed by googling “Bbq + jackass.” But I’m glad it was! It gave Martinis and me the chance to write this book for you.
They’re basically the same. I wrote it up the middle, and they pushed it a little further towards their respective print locales. An interesting thing I learned was UK publishing is leery of mocking foreigners from fictional countries, but encourages jokes at Scotland’s expense.
It’ll be a fun time. And if you find a golden ticket, I invite you to tour my Magical Slaughterhouse.