1:32 PM CDT, April 29, 2013
Today is the day, people: “Tales of Iceland or Running with the Huldufólk in the Permanent Daylight” is now available from nascent media empire GiveLiveExplore.
What is “Tales of Iceland” you ask?
Like the press release says, I'm just pioneering a new type of fast, fun, and informative travel literature aimed at the traveler looking for a non-guidebook to Iceland. No biggie.
Basically, some friends and I went to Iceland and had some adventures. Along the way we interviewed Reykjavik’s actor-comedian mayor Jon Gnarr (available for your preview at The Rumpus), crashed in Of Monsters and Men’s old apartment, hiked across pristine glaciers featured in “Game of Thrones,” toured the homes of the “hidden people,” and encountered a drunken, raging Kiefer Sutherland (available for your preview via YouTube).
You can buy the Amazon Kindle version here, the Nook here, or the paperback here. It will be available for Apple iBooks and Kobo soon, but in a hilarious comedy of errors, Apple has held up the book’s e-deployment because the cover features nudity (my ass, to be specific—although it’s not actually my ass; it’s some model’s ass; my ass would be too bright white for photo-pixels to capture).
Mostly this book is about the way we travel, the way you go to another place and revel in the idiosyncrasies of the people, the beauty of a land you’ve never seen, the peccadillos of history that made a place like Iceland a place like Iceland. Also, there are a ton of body fluid jokes. In fact, somewhere between the history of Iceland’s fishing quotas and the story of its lake monster, there is what I’d call the most epic, mind-bending, undeniably awesome game of Would You Rather involving body fluids that has ever been concocted by human beings.
All this week, I’ll be explaining a bit more about this project just in case I haven’t convinced you with that last bit. For those already convinced, remember you can buy this book here and here and here.
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