DC Pierson Raps Your Name, Writes Book

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 @ 11:12 a.m.

UPDATE 1:35pm - Surprise! DC called in to talk about his book Crap Kingdom, not being signed to Matador, and his own personal Terry Gross.  

DC Pierson Surprise Interview

Original post below. 

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Author, comedian, and bon vivant DC Pierson is trying to get his forthcoming book onto the New York Times' bestseller list. See the brilliant video for how.  Expect to hear this on the air

As far as marketing goes, this is about the perfect blend of art, message, and music. 

Pre-order his book to get name-checked by the man himself.

You get a book, too. -MD

Pierson’s funny, giddy anti-epic is the summer blockbuster your burnout friend never got around to writing.”

— Patton Oswalt, comedian

“It’s not just an incredible fantasy book. It’s also so evocative of high school angst and joy. It really makes me wish I were a fifteen year old boy again.”

  — Megan Amram, staff writer, “Parks & Recreation”

Synopsis:

THE CHOSEN ONE MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM EARTH.  HE WILL BRING DOWN THE WALL AND RESTORE THE KINGDOM TO GLORY.  HIS NAME IS TOM PARKING.  

With this mysterious yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy, Tom's fate is sealed: he's been plucked from his life and whisked away to a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One.

There's just one problem: The kingdom is mostly made of garbage from Earth.

Okay, well, two problems: the king hates Tom. Also, the princess likes to wear fake mustaches. And being Chosen One seems to consist mainly of cleaning out rats' noses at the Royal Rat-Snottery.

So, basically, the kingdom sucks.

When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he's making a smart decision. But when Tom discovers he's been replaced by his best friend Kyle, who's always been cooler, more athletic, and better with girls, Tom wants Crap Kingdom back—at any cost. And the hilarity that ensues will determine the fate of the universe.

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