Good friend and killer writer Tim Hall's new book Full of It: The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper is live, so awesomely live and we have the press release below to prove it. So please take a look, and then you know, go buy the book. Cool? We thought so.
For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Kenner
FULL OF IT: The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper
By Tim Hall
NEW NOVEL EXPLORES THE 'DIY' CULTURE BEFORE THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
--when the time comes, do you want to be fabulous or real?
It seems like everyone is doing it these days. While originally reserved for tech savvy computer "geeks," YouTube and blogging have hit mainstream America. Technorati recently reported that 133 million blog records have been recorded since 2002. And according to reports, as of January 2008, YouTube's nearly 79 million users had made over 3 billion video views. Anyone from the aspiring music artist, activist, journalist, or bored housewife can easily express their thoughts and creativity to the entire world with the click of a button.
Author and former newspaper editor, Tim Hall, reflects on a time when getting the word out actually required face-to-face interaction. His new novel, FULL OF IT: The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper, is based on a true story and pays homage to the era of the alternative newspaper.
Set in the mid 1990's in New York's East Village, a group of hopeful artists and activists band together to form an underground, free-thinking newspaper. As the paper grows, personalities begin to clash as they fight for creative control. When unexpected tragedy occurs, tensions come to a boil and the rift in the group widens.
"People tend to romanticize artistic or bohemian life, when in fact it can be just as cut-throat as finance or politics," says Hall.
Hall hits on life-altering issues that every person faces, such as:
About the author
Tim Hall began self-publishing in 6th grade and eventually began using one of the first Macintosh computers to publish crude newsletters in college. Since 1995 he has been a newspaper editor, publisher, and journalist, and has had short stories and essays published in many online and print publications, including Chicago Reader, NY Press, BIGnews, American Heritage, NY Post.
In 2003 he created the first daily video weblog, where he uploaded short video stories that he created with a cheap digital camera and iMovie. This was 2 years before the launch of YouTube and the personal video revolution, and his site was called a "hot tech trend to watch" by the San Jose Mercury News.
For more information, please visit Tim's website.