Limericks by Topo is ready for release and to celebrate we are having a book launch event.
1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday August 18th 2017 7:00pm-11:00pm
The even is free.
“On Tuesday, I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed charged with attempted murder…and then it got worse.”
If that doesn’t grab your attention, then I’m not sure what will. This week’s book is Straight Pepper Diet: A Memoir, by Joseph W. Naus; it’s his first book and the subject matter is heavy. Sex and alcohol addiction, black-out drunk episodes, and felonies, just to get you started. It is the (true) story of walking the line, and finding yourself on the wrong side of it, all alone, with no safety net. In this space, only you yourself can begin the long trek back to sanity–to living. And only if you choose to. Thank God … READ THE REST AT http://www.visionsandvibez.com/index.html
Topo is an artist from the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California whose black ink drawings were featured in Mohawk Bend’s inaugural event series Artists Worth Celebrating. He is often seen at local bars and watering holes drawing in note books while he enjoys a pint or two. He has amassed a large collection of drawings which he uses to illustrate very dirty limericks and the juxtaposition of his images with these crude limericks not only offers a subversive edge but humor as well.
KM Publishing is very excited to announce that a book of Topo’s Limericks distilled from nine volumes of drawings is in the works for release in spring 2017. For a preview of Topo’s drawings please see his Instagram @topodo and collaborative site Drawing Under the Influence.
On July 23, 2015 KMP released Straight Pepper Diet, a harrowing yet sometimes hilarious memoir by Joseph W. Naus
Joseph W. Naus was born in 1971 in Southern California’s Inland Empire. He both graduated from Pepperdine Law and passed the Bar Exam in 1997. Joseph survived a hardscrabble, impoverished childhood, raised by his young mom, a heroin addict turned shut-in depressive, to become a respected lawyer. However, at age 32, his American Dream became a nightmare when his own sex and alcohol addictions collided and exploded. Joseph’s harrowing yet hope-filled memoir, Straight Pepper Diet, begins on the last day of his former life.
“On Tuesday, I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday, I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed … and then it got worse.”
Joseph has spent the last twelve years learning humility the hard way: making a living doing everything from picking up the trash on film sets to selling outdoor kitchens at home shows for a former client, all while cleaning up the wreckage of his past and building a new life. Joseph lives in Echo Park in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Theresa and cat, Bogey. He spends much of his time writing, helping addicts recover, and perfecting his swing on Los Angeles’ public golf courses. His next book, Golf is Magic (Not Exactly a Book about Golf) is scheduled for release by Killer McMillan Publishing in 2016.