A Guy's Gone With the Wind

rhettbutler.jpgSo, the other book that I'm working on outreach for is Rhett Butler's People. It is the story of Gone With the Wind, but told from the male lead's perspective this time around. I'm not sure if I'll read the whole book, since I don't have time to read much of anything these days, but I am curious to read a couple of the key scenes from the original as told in this book. One of those of course being the famous "frankly Scarlett, I don't give a damn" which should be fun from the male side of the conversation. I had never seen Gone With the Wind until college when a good buddy freaked out at that news. She made me take her to a screening of it at the Wang Theater. It was a lot of fun getting all dressed up and seeing a movie such as this on a BIG screen. A fun night for sure.

St. Martin's Press (a client) is putting a lot behind this book including a video trailer, MySpace, blog widget and a detailed website dedicated to the book.

They are not sending out review copies to anyone ahead of the release. I guess with big book releases this is fairly common. I know so little about the publishing world, but have learned a ton over the past few weeks.

One other thing I have learned about is the almost cult like following that the original movie and book has. They refer to themselves as "Windies" and it is a whole sub-culture that I didn't know about. I knew it had a fan base, but nothing like this. Oh the things you learn on the web.

Do I have any readers/listeners who would consider themselves even a pseudo Windy? I know of at least on person who when I mentioned this book they got all excited. I wonder if there are others.

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