Author Archive for: ‘Sam’

Let’s Migrate

Guys (and gals), I’m bailing on this site. It sucks and the content is outdated. Looking at it reminds me of a cubicle wall. We can do better. Let us bail together. My new site, The Otter Lodge, is the place you want to be; it will be regularly updated, fun, and have all the good things this site used …

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Audio!

If you are too cool to read, simply don’t like reading, or reading gives you a headache, there is good news today. No matter which of these things ails you, you will find reprieve in knowing that Memoirs of a Gas Station is now available as an audiobook. This was a lot of fun to make – the narrator is …

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New York Times

A few weeks back I ran a promo for my first book, Memoirs of a Gas Station. It worked and I sold a bunch of copies, which naturally made me feel happy. I got a good ranking on Amazon and the sales have continued in a more limited fashion. Some new reviews started to flow in, including the adorable one-star …

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8 Suggestions to Myself (And Anyone Else Reading)

I’m not big on telling people the right way to do things. This is mainly because I don’t know what the right way to do things is. “The right way” can be different for everyone, it can change over time, and sometimes it can seem like the exact opposite of what “the right way” should be. I think. Maybe none …

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Meeting Chuck

It’s weird meeting your heroes. No matter what the situation or how well it goes, it’s almost a lock to be a disappointment on some level. We take these public figures with whom we have no personal relationship – and we really don’t even know that much about – and we build them up in our minds until they become …

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Covered in Rain

In my new book, a wrote a lengthy diatribe essentially breaking down why I’m mad at John Mayer. It’s a tough relationship we have. I’ll spare you a recounting of the entire thesis, but one of the central points is that he’s a truly phenomenal guitarist that too often doesn’t let that side of his music shine. Usually people don’t …

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I think this is my favorite commercial ever.

  It’s from 2008, but I still think about it once in a while. To me, it represents everything that’s right with America. And I just enjoy so many things about it – the song, the message, the meat. It seems like commercials always try so hard, but this one is so simple, and it works. That makes me happy. …

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Quitting Cold Stone (And Other Struggles)

Hey guys! GUYS! I wanted to let you know that my second book, Quitting Cold Stone (And Other Struggles) is out as an eBook today. It’s $2.99, just like the first one, so once again for less than the price of a Starbucks vanity beverage you can be laughing till the proverbial cows come home. This one’s a really light read. It’s basically …

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The Worst Song in the History of the World

Hey gang. So I had an idea while listening to a particularly offensive 80’s ballad last night: what if we could democratically determine the worst song in history? Now, the obvious answer to that question is “We can’t, you idiot. Individual musical tastes are far too varied to ever garner a consensus, plus there are way too many terrible songs …

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Winter Storm Yogi

We’re naming winter storms now. I don’t know exactly when this started, but it seems to be a somewhat recent phenomenon. Winter storms – i.e. temporary fits of snow and wind – are now being categorized the same way as hurricanes. The weather people give them ridiculous monikers like “Ivan” and “Gertrude” and try to convince us we need to …

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Sam Neumann | sam@samneumann.com | Boulder, CO