December 14th, 2014

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Signed Books For Xmas

Okay... at long last...

 I can't reopen the "Signed Book" page on my website.  I no longer have the time to answer the emails or fill all the orders.  But for all of you who have  been asking for autographed books, we do now have a way to fill your requests... through the bookstore at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.  The site is now up and running.

If you would like signed books, as Christmas presents, or for your own collection, you will find a selection at:

 http://www.jeancocteaubooks.com/

Check it out.

And yes, we will be adding more books, including titles by many other writers, to the site over time.  But what is there now is all we have to offer at the moment, alas.  And only so long as the supply lasts.

And please note:  these books are all autographed (some of the anthologies may even include multiple signatures, if you're lucky).  They are not, and cannot be, personally inscribed.  Sorry, we can no longer provide that service.  Please don't ask us to make an exception in your case.  Yes, we know, it's Christmas, it's for a birthday, for an anniversary, for a graduation present... but lots of my fans have birthdays and anniversaries and graduations, and once we reopen that door...

Merry Xmas.  Happy New Year's.  Good reading to all, and to all a good book.
G-men

When Winning Is Losing

Life is magical and full of...

No.  Sorry.  I can't do it.

The Giants and the Jets both won today.  The G-Men won a convincing victory over the Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Peoples, despite RGIII coming off the bench to play pretty well.  Eli looked good, and Odell Beckham Junior continued to look great.  The Jets won a wafer-thin victory over a truly awful Tennessee Titans team (hate that name, they should be the Nashville Cats), the same squad that the Giants crushed just last week... and even then, they almost blew it with one second left when the Titans tried one of those dipsy-doodle seven-lateral plays and came within seven yards of the winning TD.  Even in victory, Geno Smith looked awful.

But it's hard to feel great about either win.  The season is over for both teams.  No one is going to the playoffs.  Lots of people will be getting fired at year's end.   Big Blue and Gang Green weren't even acting as spoilers; their opponents have awful records too.   The Giants at least had the satisfaction of beating a division rival.  The Jets?  Not so much.  No rivalry there.  The Jets are awful, the Titans are awfuller.  And by winning, the Jets dropped behind the Titans and four other teams in the draft, meaning their chances of getting Oregon's Heismann-winning quarterback just got a lot worse.  That's the Jets for you.  Even when they win, they lose.

The only real highlight of the day was the continued superlative play of Giants rookie wideout Odell Beckham Junior.  The G-Men have had a number of good receivers over the years, but they have not had a GREAT one since...  well, ever.  (Okay, maybe Homer Jones, but he was a long time ago).
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More Signed Books

The online bookstore at the Jean Cocteau website is up and running, and has received such a huge rush of orders that we are already running out of stock on some titles.  We will refill as soon as we can.  Be patient, my Cocteau team is new at this.

Meanwhile, they are busily adding new titles.  If you're looking for signed books by NEIL GAIMAN, by LEV GROSSMAN, by JUNOT DIAZ, by DENNIS LEHANE, well, look no further than

 http://www.jeancocteaubooks.com/

 In the very near future, we should be posting up books by ANNE PERRY, JOE LANSDALE, DANIEL ABRAHAM, HAMPTON SIDES, and other great writers as well, so check back often.