More Media!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Big wheels keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'

OK, I don't even know what that means, but it made me laugh, which is all that really matters, isn't it?

Past week has brought some great, new media, ranging from radio to magazines across the country.


(See, I did it again?)

First, Michigan Radio, the nation's eighth-largest public radio station, interviewed me this week. For those who missed the chat, click on the following link to listen now:

Second, Chicago Magazine, the nation's largest city magazine, featured AT LEAST IN THE CITY in its July issue (the only book profiled ... Heeeeaaaayyyy!) To read the article, click on the following link:

And, finally, OutSmart Magazine, Houston's gay mag, reviewed AT LEAST IN THE CITY in its July 10 issue ... and it was fabulosity incarnate ("Cinderella, dressed in yella, went outside to kiss her fella" ... Once again, I'm laughing ... alone, I'm sure). Any-hoo, OutSmart review not only used an adorable pic of Gary, me and our dogs, but it also said:

"How could you not love a book that starts out with “There's a raccoon on my head”? Author Wade Rouse is introspective and sarcastic, often in the same sentence—a writing style that's intimate yet hilarious. He paints a perfect picture of his surroundings and the people he lives near, exaggerating the ridiculous and noting the kindness. He's willing to poke fun at himself and Gary, their peccadilloes and their relationship, and their fears while becoming accustomed to new surroundings. And Rouse's memories of his parents, his childhood, and his beloved grandmother will melt your heart."

Here is link:

Have a great weekend, and before I go:

Two bits
Four bits
Six bits a dolla
All for Wade
Stand up and holla

Time for a margarita ...


Blogger Unknown said...

Stumbled upon the book Friday at Borders, read a good chunk over coffee, and brought it home to see what happens next. Thanks so much for writing it - I've not laughed so much in a long time. Makes me kind of miss my rural childhood!

July 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Wade Rouse said...

So glad you love ... let me know what you think. And keep recommending it to everyone you pass on the street (you think I'm joking?).

Seriously, thanks for writing ... and happy summer!

July 12, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Hi Wade.

I just finished the book "At Least in the City..." this afternoon. I laughed out loud reading it. I needed some humor this summer. I visit Saugatuck often and live in the GR area so I was familiar with the setting and so much enjoyed your descriptions and stories of the area.

I wish you and Gary much happiness in your new home and look forward to your next book. BTW I'm glad I got to see your sweet dog in your video.

July 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Don't even remember how I found this book, but I devoured it until I got to the last 4 chapters or so and I didn't want it to end; I put off finishing the book for 3 or 4 days. Not having had enough of Wade's humor, I ordered his first two books and can hardly wait to get started on them.

My younger brother is gay and we grew up in a rural community in the South, so we both relate to so many of your stories. I refused to loan him my copy of your book and made him buy his own; I never liked him very much anyway. I do, however, love him. ;~)

Wade, I've had at lease a dozen or so people buy your book, so I know I am now your BFF. Ha! Wish you would come to Memphis, TN for a book signing! Contact Davis-Kidd, a wonderful locally owned bookstore, that has a lot of great authors visit our city.

My best to you and Gary!


July 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Wade Rouse said...

Blink and Jan!


First, Blink ... so glad you enjoyed and could relate to so much. And my doggies are VERY happy in the woods. Hope to meet you at the next signing at the GR Public Library!

And, Jan, anyone who sells a dozen books for me qualifies as my new BFF! And you made your brother buy his own book! My God, I LOVE YOU! Sounds like you (and him) will relate to all my books. Would LOVE to come to Memphis ... love the city. Been there many times (hello, Rendezvous!) If you want, you and your friends should e-mail Random House and let them know you want me in Memphis (either now, or for next signing). And I've heard a lot of great things re: Davis-Kidd ... Thanks for writing! And my best for a great summer!

xx's and oooooo's,

July 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*standing up and hollaing*

I can't wait to get a copy of "At Least in the City..."

July 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Wade Rouse said...

Thanks, Dingo! (Did you eat my baby? ... Sure you haven't heard that before, right?) Let me know what you think! xx, Wade

July 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
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