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Monday, October 29, 2012

Dear Friends,

My thirtieth birthday is December 13, 2012. Some folks believe that the world is going to end on 12-12-12, and by that logic, I might not make it to thirty. I’ll be 29 forever, like a Gabor sister or aging Playboy bunny. Growing up, the only other kid I knew with my birthday was a German student named Ernst who I did not seem to have anything particularly in common with and who actually very much resembled √úder, the lederhosened exchange student on The Simpsons. Around this time, I read in Newsday that I shared a birthday with both Steve Buscemi AND Ted Nugent. This seemed like no coincidence. I have spent the last nineteen years firmly believing that there is deep meaning behind this spin of the natal wheel of fate.

For all these years, I have dreamed of spending what is potentially the day after the end of the world with my two heroes Steve Buscemi and Ted Nugent. Last year I learned that Beth Lisick, my friend, fellow weirdo, and New York Times bestselling author of Everybody into the Pool and Helping Me Help Myself is also a sharer of the December 13 birthday. Needless to say, Beth is all in for this this plan.

Here is where you come in.

I sent letters to both Steve and Ted, expressing both my deep fandom and my hope that they would go bowling or karaoke on our birthday, but haven’t heard anything back. Friends, if you could maybe take the time to facebook these gentlemen, tweet at them, or, if you personally know them, to tell them how fun I am, I would be majorly indebted to you. Feel free to let Ted know that even though I am a vegetarian, I would gladly kill an endangered species with him, and let Steve know that I was a champion bowler as a little fat kid and therefore a formidable opponent.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Please, help me live this dream. For US.

Love,
Cassie J. Sneider

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Check out this interview I did with the band TEEN!

Here is an interview I did with the band TEEN for Sadie Magazine! Enjoy!

They're a little hard to find on the internet without coming up with a thousand links for Teen Mom or barely legal chicks in pigtails, so here's their facebook page.

Monday, October 22, 2012

POSTERS AVAILABLE!

I hate these shoes.


Share the gift of the Cassie J. Sneider Fanclub International with your cool friends. 11"x17" glossy posters available of this image as well as time-honored favorites Cher the Road, Hell Bent For Weather, and Dog Hates Fags for $10 for all four, shipping and handling included. Paypal your hard-earned money to cassiejsneider (at) yahoo (dot) com or send concealed other money to CJSFI, PO Box 2333, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Check me out on Will. Sean. Podcast?!

This week I'm on Episode 37 of Will Sean Podcast?! Download it free through iTunes and listen to me talk about traveling with Pug, Greyhound buses, and what it's like to be a big shot fancypants writer...NOT!

You can download it here.

WARNING: if you are one of my former students at St. Francis, you are forbidden to listen to this.

DOUBLE WARNING: There is a discussion about Law & Order which may be a little triggering.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Some neat stuff that's happening!

Hey Fanclubsters!


I have some cool things that are going on for October that I want to fill you in on and you will be a better person for knowing...

1. I painted a full-on toddler-height lawn gnome to fundraise for the Harbor Country Day School on Long Island. His gname is Mr. Gnatural, and he is painted pretty much as you would expect me to paint a gnome, complete with my disembodied hand drawing him to transform it from run-of-the-mill lawn ornament into a meta lawn situation to baffle your neighbors.

Mr. Gnatural from the front

gnome butt
You can check out the rest of the gnomes as well as more bidding information HERE.

2. I will be in San Francisco for Litquake and telling a story at Alley Cat Books for THE WORST! during phase 3 of Litcrawl on October 13th with Alexa Shae Inkeles, Stephanie Foo, Jon Longhi, Dayvid Figler, and TWO MYSTERY GUESTS! You can check out the facebook invite HERE.

3. I will also have a few drawings displayed at The Last Laugh art show on October 13th in Brooklyn.

4. I'm in the Sister Spit Anthology!


Come see me read in Los Angeles at Skylight Books on October 18th with Michelle Tea, Tara Jepsen, Myriam Gurba, Blake Nelson, Harriet "Harry"Dodge, Tamara Llosa-Sandor, and Sara Seinberg! Also, if anyone wants to come with me to try and see Ellen and The Price is Right, I would be PSYCHED for that. The Bay Area readings are the 24th and 25th, so hopefully I will get to see every West Coaster I love at some point!

5. I read on the train like crazy as sort of a mental break from ignoring the pee stains and cat-call of big city livin'. There are two books I have read recently that I need to tell you about so you can love them as much as I do.

The big payoff in being a writer has been all the great people who have come into my life as a result of doing zines and having a book. Michelle Dwyer is one of those people, and her book Junk Drunk is a pocket-sized gem. It's a really fast read and covers two of my favorite subjects: junk collecting and regular customers. Michelle is an antiques dealer and chronic thrifter in Maryland, and her conversations with the folks who visit her antique mall booth and store come through as so real, poignant, and funny. If you have ever had a job where some stranger has told you, "I used to have that ____!" or "I remember that ____!" then you have to read this book.


I was asked to interview Jeanne Thornton for The Rumpus on her new book, The Dream of Doctor Bantam. I met Jeanne a long time ago in the world of zines and she's long been one of my faves, so I am excited that she has a REAL LIVE BOOK to share with the world. Her description of what it's like to be a weird teen girl are so ON IT, and the book takes place in Austin, so it's been fun as a reader to retrace my steps and actually know where the characters are walking around. I usually finish books fairly quickly, but I don't want this one to end so I've been taking my time. You should get it, too, that way we can book club it together!
Anyway, that's about all I have for now. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you in October!


pugsandrockandroll,
Cassie

ps. THE WORST! comes on back November 5th with a bunch of really cool writers and weirdos. HERE is the invite for that!