My new book is OUT
Welcome to Reasonable Things, an occasional newsletter about music, language, and meaning from Joel Heng Hartse.
Most of you already know this, but I just wanted to share that MY NEW BOOK IS OFFICIALLY OUT. I'm really excited about this book, but it's a weird kind of excitement, because I wrote most the stuff in it anywhere from ten to 22 years ago. It's a kind of personal greatest hits for me, so I'm excited to share it with you, but I'm also at the point where I've been living with it for so long that I don't know what to think of it any more. I hope you'll like it and consider recommending it to your friends.
Anyway -- below is some info about where you can buy it in various formats, plus information about the launch event next week.
The LAUNCH is happening on Zoom next Thursday, March 24, at noon Hawaii/ 3 pm Pacific/ 6 pm Eastern / 7:30 pm Newfoundland/ 10:00 pm GMT. It's sponsored by Image, which is so cool to me, because not only did they publish the essay this book is based on, but they sponsored my first book launch some 10+ years ago, and I was an intern for them in college. It will feature me in conversation with my friend Mischa Willet, who is a poet and professor at Seattle Pacific University, and musical guest John Van Deusen, who you might know from his former band the Lonely Forest or his amazing series of solo albums, I Am Origami.
You can register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JtokYXz3S6GUVPs0M6kUUw
To entice you, there will be a 40% off discount for the book at this event only, and I will make a personalized Spotify* playlist for anyone who buys the book the day of 24th. If you can't make the event but want the discount, let me know and I'll send you the code when it's available.
(*or on a on-evil-corporation platform if you prefer)
I'm terrible at self-promotion, and I feel especially bad sending this sales-pitch-like email to you, most of whom are not simply readers or book-buyers but friends. I'd love it if you felt like reading the book and/or coming to the event, of course, but don't worry if you can't.
I hope you're well and I hope to see you soon. If you can't make it to this, I am hoping to schedule live events (Lord/COVID willing) in one or more of Minneapolis, Seattle, Toronto, New York City, and Vancouver later this year.
BUY THE BOOK HERE:
Paperback or hardcover (??) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-about-Architecture-Reasonable-Thing/dp/1498293824
Various formats from the publisher: