Thursday, January 13, 2011

URL links for Fight for Your Long Day

In theory, a book isn't alive unless it's snuggled comfortably in the reading bin in the bathroom at Oprah's or any sitting President's, so to speak, but here is an imperfect list of URL links to news or mouthings about Fight for Your Long Day:

http://chronicle.com/article/Considering-Adjunct-Misery/138085/?cid=vem

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-domino/working-poor-professor_b_4994393.html

http://articles.philly.com/2011-01-30/business/27091272_1_adjunct-college-teaching-college-students

http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2011/JF/br/br3.htm

http://southeastreview.org/2011/01/review-fight-for-your-long-day.html

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/21/kudera

http://chronicle.com/article/Novel-Academic-Novels/127748/

http://contemporaryhorizon.blogspot.com/2010/12/american-perspectivesperspective.html

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/dec_10.htm#Fiction (no separate page possible, not much here)

http://www.neworldreview.com/vol_5No_36/kudera.php

with reprint at American Studies, Kansas:

http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/book-reviews/82789100/fight-your-long-day

and Adjunct Justice tumblr:

http://adjunctjustice.tumblr.com/post/41900677804/book-review-of-alex-kuderas-fight-for-your-long-day

http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/radical_teacher/v093/93.gaboury.html

with reprint at Chicago COCAL:

http://www.chicagococal.org/downloads/Radical-Teacher-review-of-FFYLD.pdf

interviews:

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/256-q-a-the-novelist-who-chronicles-life-as-an-adjunct

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creating-in-flow/201201/darkly-funny-debut-novel-exposes-adjunct-abuse

http://features.clemson.edu/creative-services/faculty/2011/english-lecturer-book-explores-the-plight-of-the-adjunct-professor/

http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/2011/09/27/we-who-are-about-to-breed-alex-kudera/

http://atticusbooksonline.com/one-of-a-kind-a-foreword-interview-with-alex-kudera/

http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/chatting-with-alex-kudera-on-adjuncts/28902

http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/2010/11/01/the-life-of-adjuncts-an-interview-with-novelist-alex-kudera/

http://atticusbooksonline.com/interview-with-the-author-of-fight-for-your-long-day/

http://smartsandculture.com/blog/2010/october/alex-kudera

http://smartsandculture.com/blog/2010/october/alex-kudera-2

http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2011/08/bloggernovelist-relationship-with-alex.html

http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2011/08/bloggernovelist-relationship-with-alex_08.html

nathan holic's graphic-novel interpretation at atticus review:

http://atticusreview.org/a-comic-adaptation-of-fight-for-your-long-day-episode-1/

http://atticusreview.org/fight-for-your-long-day-a-comic-adaptation-episode-2/

http://atticusreview.org/fight-for-your-long-day-a-comic-adaptation-episode-3/

http://atticusreview.org/fight-for-your-long-day-a-comic-series-adaptation/

http://atticusreview.org/still-fighting-for-your-long-ass-day/

video:

http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/multimedia/tv/reruns/watch/108019

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fah_s1XHswo

excerpt:

http://atticusbooksonline.com/blog/2011/05/16/fight-for-your-ippy-gold/

http://atticusbooksonline.com/books/2010-releases/fight-for-your-long-day/excerpt/

blogs:

https://plumbblogdotnet.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/review-of-alex-kuderas-fight-for-your-long-day-by-lavinia-ludlow/

http://epatrick909.blogspot.com/2014/04/book-review-fight-for-your-long-day-by.html

http://migrantintellectual.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/dodging-a-seventy-five-cent-toll/

http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/2012/01/08/fight-for-your-long-day-by-alex-kudera/

http://www.clemson.edu/caah/faculty-staff/this-month-in-caah.html

http://smallpressreviews.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/fight-for-your-long-day/#comments

http://bentanzer.blogspot.com/2011/02/this-book-will-change-your-life-fight.html

http://www.stevehimmer.com/notes/3464/fight-for-your-long-day

http://lavelleporter.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/teacher/

http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-fight-for-your-long-day.html

http://www.authorexposure.com/2011/03/book-review-fight-for-your-long-day-by.html

http://karenslibraryblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-review-alex-kudera-reviewed-by.html

http://joshuaspodek.com/friend-wins-writing-award#comment-386

http://lumpenprofessoriat.blogspot.com/2010/09/fight-for-your-long-day.html

http://freedomfromthings.com/post/2458438021/book-review-fight-for-your-long-day-by-alex-kudera

http://thenewfacultymajority.blogspot.com/2011/01/academe-reviews-alex-kuderas-adjunct.html

http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2011/08/fight-for-your-long-day-adjunct-hell.html

http://davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/soup-and-salad-noir-at-bar-waterproof.html (see no. 8)

http://booksarebetterthanboys.tumblr.com/post/1037690240/currently-reading-i-dont-know-why-im-doing

http://adjunctularnoodling.blogspot.com/2014/05/novels-by-and-for-adjuncts.html

customer reviews:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8612461-fight-for-your-long-day

http://www.amazon.com/Fight-Your-Long-Day-Novel/dp/0984510508/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1282962542&sr=1-1

http://www.shelfari.com/books/17696955/Fight-for-Your-Long-Day---A-Novel/reviews

I'll keep adding links as they appear.

Fight for Your Long Day!

Thank you for taking a look.

Best,
Alex Kudera

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Duffleman Does Academe

And so begins Isaac Sweeney, writing for Academe, the journal of the AAUP, in his review of Fight for Your Long Day:

"I laughed at parts of Fight for Your Long Day, a new novel by Alex Kudera. At other parts of the novel, I felt inspired. But most of all, Fight for Your Long Day made me sad. Part of my sadness came because Kudera writes elegantly and has created an insightful, tragic, sometimes comic protagonist (I dare not call him a hero) named Cyrus Duffleman, whom the narrator calls “Duffy.” He reminds me of Hamlet—a bit of an introverted whiner, but the kind you love to hear whine. I’m sad when Duffleman is sad. I’m even sadder when he has bits of hope, like when there’s the prospect of an affair with an attractive student, because I know it won’t work out for him. As with any other effective tragic character, there’s something satisfying in watching his tragedy unfold."

Thanks, Isaac.

Cyrus Duffleman is a fictional character. The real tragedies in America concern people like Isaac Sweeney--good teachers and hard workers who risk the worst consequences if they try to defend themselves.

Follow this link for the full review: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2011/JF/br/br3.htm

And check out Isaac's short fiction here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/35484

or here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/36908

Monday, January 10, 2011

Southeast Review

So if I'm so "extremely talented and driven" why do I feel so fat and ineffectual most days? And, yeah, while we're here, prone to lethargy, paranoia, pessimism, angst, and, well, we'll do a whole blog on hypochondria another day, and add an exclusive interview with my daughter, who decided this evening that her first novel would be about her parents. Well, what she really decided was that she wanted to hear the same children's book nine times on a snow day. Thank you, Charles Dodd White, for your fine review of Fight for Your Long Day.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

tanzer top tens

When Ben Tanzer top tens it, he doesn't mess around:

http://bentanzer.blogspot.com/2010/12/tbwcyl-inc-2010-top-ten-lists-are.html

Moving on, here's a great list designed to pump you up to pay cash for hardcovers in 2011:

http://www.themillions.com/2011/01/most-anticipated-the-great-2011-book-preview.html

I'd bet even money I don't read any of them in 2011, but it still warms my heart to know that some lunatic from New York was insane enough to publish fiction at price points above the $20 feeds two at Chili's (http://www.chilis.com/EN/Pages/home.aspx).