Archive for November, 2011

Blog #29: To Bravely Tweet what no One has Tweeted Before

TweetMarketing continues to be one of my full time jobs. I keep making cold calls, and I also insinuate references to the book into various conversations threads in newspapers such as the Globe and Mail or the Guardian. Any time I see a father article or an article about the publishing industry, I try to [...]

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Blog #28: JJ Lee and Heart of Darkness (2 of 2)

TweetI introduced Conrad’s costumes as partial red herrings. Lee’s search for self through father is far removed from Marlow’s quest for Kurtz. Even if costume means suit in French, I was not trying to compare any of Conrad’s costumes to JJ Lee’s suit. In altering his father’s suit, Lee is remaking himself. Conrad’s costumes remake [...]

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Blog #27: JJ Lee and Heart of Darkness (1 of 2)

TweetThis blog entry is prompted by my tendency for purple prose and indigo ideas. A couple of days ago, I updated my Amazon review for JJ Lee’s The Measure of a Man. In the new entry I included the following sentence: “Part of the pleasure of this book is that tailoring is for Lee as [...]

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Blog #26: The Measure of the Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, And a Suit

TweetI went to Chapters last night and listened to JJ Lee promote The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit with a couple of his CBC friends. There were also several tailor friends present, including William Wong, JJ’s mentor and surrogate father, an eighty-nine year old tailor. Bill [...]

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