This 1995 video offers helpful advice for victims of bullying . . . if they wish to receive the beating of their lives.
On a different note, I received some good news about Bystander. Based on a vote by independent booksellers from around the country, Bystander has been listed as one of 60 titles in their Winter 2009-2010 Kids Indie Next List — “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.”
Here’s a brief excerpt from the letter sent by the folks at IndieBound to my publisher:
The Winter 2009-2010 Kid’s Indie Next List flyers will be distributed to all stores in the November Children’s White Box mailing, scheduled to ship the week of November 16th. The announcement of the full Winter 2009-2010 Kid’s Indie Next List will appear in the November 12th edition of Bookselling This Week.
What does this mean? I have no idea. But for authors like me, struggling to make a mark in the hardcover world, it’s a drop-in-the-bucket business. Any review, any positive word of mouth, can only be seen as a positive thing. After all, we write these books not for ourselves, but to be read by others, anything that helps get the word out is appreciated.
I’m happy to share the honor with my Facebook pal, fellow Feiwel author, and all-around culture vulture, Julie Halpern, for her new book, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder.
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Wowza. Looks like mid 80s from the clothes and hair. But I was in school at the time, and we didn’t get anything like this video. We got more, “Don’t give them a reason to pick on you,” advice. “Don’t react, it only encourages them.”
Come to think of it, hair pulling and groin shots might have been better advice. Hard to say. They’re both pretty bad.