Monday, February 28, 2011

A Cautionary Tale

Hot news on Publishers Lunch this week for Gary Baddeley and his crew at Disinformation Company.  Maybe you’ve heard of Paul Carr, TechCrunch’s “lifestyle” blogger.  He’s written two books, The Kings of the Road Club: The Ludicrous Reality of a Life without Reservations and Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions of a New Media Whore.  He’s at it again, this time putting his trademark humor to work on a story of excess and dangerous living from London to New York.

Recovering from his life as a failed entrepreneur, Paul Carr flees England.  He manages to finesse his way into residence at a string of trendy luxury hotels with a little inside knowledge and more than a few lies.  Soon he’s driving fancy cars, dating beautiful women, and rubbing elbows with actresses, rock stars, and drug dealers.  

Paul can’t resist sharing his adventures in a blog, which soon becomes a column in a newspaper, and eventually a book deal.  But keeping his readers happy means taking bigger risks, living so large that he beings to wonder when he will collapse under his own weight.  The Upgrade: A Cautionary Tale of Life without Reservations is sure to thrill and upset readers in equal measure and represents a prize catch for our client, publisher Disinformation Company, who will be releasing Carr’s book in March of next year. 

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