Back in 1994, I had an experience which changed my life. Naturally, as soon as I could get to the keyboard, I wrote it all down, although I knew that nobody would ever publish it: it didn't fit the American stereotype of Germans, and, well, it was too long.
Three Americans, one in search of his roots, a village of 400 people on the German-Polish border, none of whom has ever seen an American, and just me and my taxi-driver friend from Berlin to aid in the linguistic and cultural translations that are necessary. History and Chicago pizza ensues. It was amazing.
Now, sixteen years later, along comes Amazon with its Kindle Publishing wing. I submitted it to Kindle Singles, but the editor wanted something a little newer. While I worked on that, I figured I'd just publish this myself. That happened yesterday, and so, in a fit of naked self-promotion (plus the fact that I've been writing professionally since I was 16, have authored two books, and this is the first time I've written anything that pays royalties), I present you with The Bar at the End of the Regime.
You don't have to have a Kindle to read it: you can get a Kindle app for any computer platform, smart-phone or tablet. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. And if this works out, there will be more.
Hope you like it.
9 months ago