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Get Something to Do with Self-Hate, A Drunken Heap of Trouble Every Week, and Failure Pie in a Sadness Face by Brian Alan Ellis for only $30!

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See, this has something to do with self-hate, and there’s something to be done with self-hate, so this is something you can do with it…

Following a summer’s worth of drug abuse, epic alcohol benders, and promiscuous sexual misadventures, you cope with your impoverished living arrangements while mourning the senility of your beloved grandmother, the destructive idiocy of your only two friends, and most importantly, the devastating loss of your free-spirited lover. There are things to consider, of course, and it’s real tough to think sometimes.

“[Something to Do with Self-Hate] is a real humdinger of a bummer trip. Heartbreak, hangovers, and hopelessness abound. Everybody's nostrils are stopped up with cheap coke... There's no looking away from the gratuitous descriptions of sloppy sex with the crapulent and deranged, the hideous fouling of undergarments and the unending bouts of self-abuse.”—Joyless House


A DRUNKEN HEAP OF TROUBLE EVERY WEEK: The First Three Books (240 pages)

Compiling two critically acclaimed novellas, 33 Fragments of Sick-Sad Living and King Shit (with illustrator Waylon Thornton), and an equally lauded short-story collection, The Mustache He’s Always Wanted but Could Never Grow, A Drunken Heap of Trouble Every Week shows you—“…with a violent, sex-crazed lowbrow majesty...”—just why Brian Alan Ellis has been called “a master of the short, sharp prose from the gutter,” with a special preface by Ben Tanzer, as well as introductions by Gabino Iglesias, Bud Smith, and Brian Alan Ellis himself!

“The beauty of [Ellis’s] work is that it possesses an economy of language that allows him to deliver satisfying narratives in very few words. [He] invites readers to take an honest look at the diversity of humanity and its wide range of imperfections.”—Electric Literature


FAILURE PIE IN A SADNESS FACE: New and Selected Stories [Expanded Edition] (156 pages)

This expanded edition of Failure Pie in a Sadness Face, a finalist in the fall 2016 Civil Coping Mechanisms Mainline manuscript contest, features 24 previously uncollected Brian Alan Ellis stories, as well as 5 hand-picked favorites, with special bonus material!

“[Ellis’s writing is] a spirited kick in the balls to a schizoaffective culture that both fosters and combats loneliness at the same time.”—Dead End Follies


BRIAN ALAN ELLIS is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and Something to Do with Self-Hate (House of Vlad/Talking Book, 2017). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Fanzine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Heavy Feather Review, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. He lives in Florida.