Join me and fellow first-time author Ashley Ream on Saturday, April 21st, when we’ll be entertaining passengers aboard Bus #2 en route from Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena to the LA Times Festival of Books. Rumor has it there will be bagels, cookies and goodie bags. And my mother.
Peter the Great taxed beards.
William III taxed single men over 25.
Windows have been taxed, so have chimneys and hearths.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve gotten four very generous blurbs for Man of War. Here they are in alphabetical order:
“The wonderfully funny and humane Charlie Schroeder has served his country valiantly, and now we should all honor him by buying his book. The best way to spread the word? A period-authentic confetti cannon.”-Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?
“Man of War is an unexpected treat! I was enamored of Charlie Schroeder’s travelogue through the subculture of reenactment and fascinated by his modern take on ancient warfare. (Who knew the proper buttons were so important?) They say war is Hell, yet this book is a heck of a lot of fun.”—Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author of Jeneration X, If You Were Here, and Bitter is the New Black
“A hilarious romp through 2,000 years of history, one forced march at a time.”—J. Maarten Troost, author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals
“Charlie Schroeder has produced a rollicking good ride in this compulsively scintillating book. From first page to last, it is an often surprising delight.”— Jay Winik, author of the New York Times bestsellers, April 1865 and The Great Upheaval