Affirmisms, by Michael Tencer

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Michael Tencer


Pearls of wisdom from wrong life

You never have to worry about sinking to a new low if you start off at the bottom. A sequence of stupid aphorisms, jokes, and terrible advice might seem like a bad idea in such pre-apocalyptic times, yet aren’t bad ideas just good ideas for bad people?

There’s hardly a better moment for short, sharp raps on the funnybone, and to exercise your mind through the very least effort you can muster. But there’s nothing less funny than explaining a joke, so why not just forget I said anything, and let’s hear some testimonials:

“I do like the ones that I get.” — Carole Liantonio

“. . . there are some choice morsels in there!” — J.H. Prynne, apocryphally

“Affirmisms? That sounds like you.” — Emmanuel Abreu

“I can’t make heads or tails of it.” — the author’s eight-year-old niece

Featuring eyepopping risograph printing on rag and elephant dung paper, and a thrown-in lobster bib, so you don’t get any onya. Sized small to make you feel bigger, and going for the low-low price of 10 bucks. It doesn’t even smell! ORDER NOW.


About the Author:

Michael Tencer is a freelance editor, writer, indexer, and New Yorker with a certain interest in surviving. In addition to doing sales admin for Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, he’s half the web design squad at Spark Blossom and all the maintenance crew for British poet J.H. Prynne’s bibliography. His first solo book, Affirmisms, has been published by the venerable Bathroom Books and will undoubtedly remain terminally available at Word Up.

SKU: 9780980134100
Bathroom Books
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