Friday, December 17, 2004

Amazon.com has the Catalog Info Up

I'm getting a huge kick out of the catalog copy that's up on Amazon.com right now:

About the Author
Toby Leah Bochan got hooked on poker at the age of seven. She teaches an all-female poker class and has played in a number of tournaments. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Texas.

Product Description:
Badass girls play to win!
You can play your cards right every time-with The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker. Whether you're playing poker or picking which guy at the table you'll bring home after you win, you'll always know which badass moves to make, including:

-Complete rules and winning strategies
-Table manners and poker slang
-Flirting, bitching, and other ways to use being a girl to your advantage
-Advice on improving your love life through poker

Complete with girl-to-girl advice from poker champs Annie Duke and Cyndy Violette, The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker will ensure you have a rip-roaring time-and bring home the chips. Whether you want to get into the boys' game, set up a girl's night, or play online, in tournaments, or at casinos, The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker will get you there with confidence and style.

It's funny. Between having this info up and the piece in New York Mag, I feel for the first time like it's really happening. I guess I sort of didn't really believe it before.

But the funniest thing of all is that for some reason, this blog has been translated into Japanese, and if you translate the translation back to English, the title of my book becomes "the donkey * girl guide where is bad to the poker: Everything which is needed in order to defeat the Japanese boy!"

I need to trademark the Donkey Girl Guide -- and fast!

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Halverson said...

That description sounds hilarious! I should get it for my wife. Hope it sells well!

8:05 PM  
Blogger ScurvyDog said...

Somehow I think people interested in a Donkey Girl Guide might have something much, much different in mind.

12:25 PM  

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