Monday, April 4, 2016

NBTM: Less Than Human by Allen Long

Congratulations to Victoria, winner of the tour prize and to The Avid Reader, the host winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Less Than Human by Allen Long, a Memoir available now from Black Rose Writing. The tour will run every Monday for 12 weeks starting on May 9, and Allen Long is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Allen Long will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host.
In Less than Human, Allen Long tells the story of his often nightmarish childhood in the wealthy suburbs of D.C., the wonders and mysteries of teenage love, his ill-advised journeys into corporate America and a hellish marriage, and ultimate breakdown.  And yet, his story is mostly one of triumph.  He draws strength from the joys of fatherhood, he finds true love in his second marriage, and through working with psychotherapists and leading a life rich in self-examination, he overcomes both child abuse and the resulting PTSD, finally learning that instead of being less than, he is, indeed, human.

Less than Human follows an unconventional path, arranged as much by theme and association as by chronology.  These stories take many forms, from driving narrative to lyrical reverie, at times evoking mythic overtones, and this variety, along with an unflinching confrontation with the conditions and consequences of childhood abuse, create its own form of suspense--in what direction will this book take us next?
May 9: It's Raining Books
May 16: Rogue's Angels
May 23: BooksChatter
May 30: The Reading Addict
June 6: The Avid Reader
June 15: Long and Short Reviews
June 20: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
June 27: T's Stuff
July 11: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
July 18: Straight from the Library
July 25: Readeropolis
August 1: Wench's World