"A real story unfolds in these pages, about a departed brother and the sibling left behind. It's sad and fragmented and, in places, funny. This slender epistolary novel is charming."|
- Los Angeles Times.
"Joey Comeau's collection of real cover letters, Overqualified, is pretty much sui generis. Not to mention sweetly written, bitter and bitterly funny . . . One of the season's most remarkable books."
Overqualified / A Softer World tour 2009! East Coast Edition!
Joey and Emily are hitting the road! We got ourselves a couple super cheap train passes and we're gonna make ourselves regret it! Come see us if you can, it'd be great. Emily's gonna be taking photos, so you might end up in A Softer World and Joey'll be signing books, reading and playing chess if you're interested in a blitz game. We're setting up facebook events for each of these stops, so check the dates below for details. Here is the tour schedule!
- May 27th - Chicago, Quimby's bookstore
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Quimby's is located on North Ave. at Wolcott St. (two blocks East of Damen Ave.).
- May 29th - Boston, Barnes and Nobles Prudential center.
111 Huntington Ave
- May 30th - Easthampton, Mass, Topatoco (gallery show of ASW and I Blame the Sea) facebook event page
116 Pleasant St
- June 2nd - Philly, Wooden Shoe bookstore
8:00pm - 10:00pm
508 S. 5th Street
- June 3rd - Washington DC, TBA
- June 6th, 7th - New York, Tabling at MoCCA
- June 7th - New York, Book reading at The Tank
Click here to purchase the novel from Amazon.
Overqualified started as a series of crazy job application letters (which you can read online here) that I actually sent to companies. Some of the original letters appear in the book, though they've been changed to fit with the novel's weirdo narrative. The first edition is sold out, even before the book is technically published. This means you guys are amazing. The second editon is shipping now. - Joey