ABOUT BEAUTIFUL BLEMISH BY KEVIN SAMPSELL

So, I'm sitting here today. Kind of putting off writing again, and I'm reading Kevin Sampsell's new book called BEAUTIFUL BLEMISH and making all of these sounds out loud and alone. Loud laughing, but also those sort of shakes of the head where you just say, "Man..." and you sort of soak in exactly what it is Kevin Sampsell can do with words and, more amazingly, how he ALWAYS seems to do it.

Anyway, I had to say something to someone, so instead of getting on the phone to friends, I thought I'd put a note up here here to tell everyone that you owe it to yourselves to read this book. I am never huge on endorsing stuff on the site, and there are nine million books, people, bands, and movies that I should and would if I were into the 'shout outs' kinda thing. But this is not the first time I've sat on this couch feeling like I've got to tell everyone I know about Kevin Sampsell. Anyway, he's on tour right now and I know this will be the best nine bucks you've ever spent on a book.

Read him now, because it's only a matter of time before every magazine and newspaper is telling you that he's brilliant. And then there'll be that weird moment where you're at a party and two people will be talking and they'll be like...

"Oh, I love this new book I bought. Yeah, it's by this guy...Corky...Corky Samphill? He was in Rolling Stone? They said he's the hot writer, so I thought 'Oh, what the heck!' and I grabbed his new book."

And the other person will be like, "Oh, wow...that sounds great. I'm getting that one! Okay...Colin... Hemphill...I'll get it on my way home tonight."

See, you want to get your Kevin Sampsell freak on way before it gets to that level. Everytime I see him do a reading, I just stand there thinking that Kevin Sampsell is the real deal.

--Dan Kennedy


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