Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Walter White Wednesday 92

This marks the beginning of the official countdown!  By my reckoning, this blog will hit the 100th post of "Walter White Wednesday" the day before Wanna Cook? becomes publicly available in the United States on May 1 - unplanned, but a very happy coincidence!  

With only eight weeks to go, I need some help from all of you.  Please - scratch that, pretty please - every week, make it a mission to link to this blog, to retweet, repost, and re-write-it-on-a-turtle-in-the-desert so we can get the word out about Wanna Cook? before the official release date of May 1!  ECW is working with Ensley and me to have some special things happen before the official release date for loyal readers, Tweeters, bloggers, etc.  (Not sure about the turtle thing - still working the details!)  Please use the hashtag #wannacook so we can track your tweets!  If you include us (@KDaleKoontz and @EnsleyFGuffey) in your tweet, that's even easier!  Comment on this blog as well so we get to know you!  After all, you can't win if you don't play! 

And Wanna Cook? is going to be a must-have for your Breaking Bad collection.  I don't just say that because I helped write it, but since I have the inside track on the content of the book, I can say with confidence that this book is going to increase your understanding of the show as well as help you amaze your friends and win nearly every Breaking Bad trivia contest that comes your way!  Beat the rush and pre-order!  It's the best way to show you're a fan without going to the lengths of this guy (who really shouldn't be imitated).

Don't believe me?  Sigh.  We live in a skeptical world.  Then how about this advance praise from David Lavery, English professor and TV academic and All-Around Muckety-Muck:

"To call Ensley Guffey and Dale Koontz’s Bad-to-the-bone guide Wanna Cook? a page turner is certainly true but somehow media inappropriate. For obsessed fans (and is there any other kind?) of this all-time-great, every carefully crafted word will bring back to cerebral life the characters, dialogue, hats, “bitches,” mise-en-scene, locations, violence of the rise and fall of Walter White. As such, I propose that this book, another terrific contribution by ECW Press to television studies, should be deemed “binge reading.” As pure as a batch of Heisenberg’s Blue Sky, Guffey and Koontz’s critical chemistry has given us the most addictive companion to this TV masterwork we will ever get."

Wanna Cook? is available for pre-order from a variety of outlets.  Try Amazon, Powell's, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million!

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