I suppose an alternate title for this book could have been “Prose Viewed Through an Empty Pint Glass, Framed by a Haze of Cigarette Smoke”, but that’s a bit unwieldy. This book is ultimately about a break-up. I broke up with New York City, to start a relationship with Nashville Tennessee. And I think anyone who’s gone through a break-up will understand, there is a paradox to contend with. Sometimes in a relationship there is a comfort, even if it is unhealthy, makes it difficult for one to realize, it is time to move on to greener pastures. The old “Can’t see the forest for the trees” idiom. Then in the new relationship, one attempts to bring behavior acceptable in the old one, to find that is a poor idea. These are the things I was experiencing as I wrote this book. Fortunately for me, my wonderful friend in England, Amanda, is my Muse. She allowed me a platform to express myself, through her encouragement, her friendship, and of course, putting up with my prose. I promise you, this is poetry to drink with. So what are you waiting for? Let us tilt a glass together. ..Martin
Martin Regan Dove is an author, comedian, and somewhat horrible actor. He does several things to support said vices. In lieu of praise, please send him scotch.