We’ve been pretty excited about InDigest blog editor Joseph Michael Owens first book Shenanigans! The book is a series of stories about Benji, a man who is trying to move along with his life, fly under the radar, get to the end of the workday and get home to his girlfriend and his dogs. But little things get in Benji’s way: the discovery of “a blue,” a hair in his coffee, his father’s heart attack. It’s charming, often funny, and even more often imbued with a melancholy hope that is emblematic of how we try to get through the everyday trauma of life.
We’re so fond of Joe’s book, we’re going to give away a signed copy of Shenanigans! this week. In the comments answer the question: What’s the best book you’ve read this year? On Friday we’ll randomly select and announce a winner.
So, get to the telling.