Everything Was Great Until It Sucked: One Man's Journey from Fake IDs and BBQ Sauce Sales to Stay-at-Home-Dad and Bestselling Author
"I've never known an American economy that didn't smell like Red Lobster's dumpster," begins Patrick Wensink's (bestselling author of Broken Piano for President) long-awaited essay collection.
Zipping together heartbreak and hilarity in one neat package, this book is one man's journey along the front lines of America's economic nightmare. These nonfiction pieces feature Wensink selling his own BBQ sauce, tying the knot in a doughnut shop, getting fired from more jobs than most hold in a lifetime and struggling to make ends meet as a stay-at-home-dad.
In the end, Wensink perseveres in typical self deprecating fashion, chronicling his unexpected rise to bestseller status when Broken Piano for President goes viral thanks to the World's Nicest Cease and Desist from Jack Daniel's. These essays originally appeared in Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and more.
Lazy Fascist Press
Autobiographies, Creative nonfiction, Personal narratives, creative writing
Wensink, Patrick, "Everything Was Great Until It Sucked: One Man's Journey from Fake IDs and BBQ Sauce Sales to Stay-at-Home-Dad and Bestselling Author" (2012). Faculty Creative Works. 4.