How are you? A key question from The Happy Soul Industry. But can you answer it online?
August 5, 2008
Enough about my new book. Let’s talk about my new book’s website:
Thank you Rob from IT. (Everyone should have a Rob from IT). Anyway, I want to draw attention to one of the site’s features. The publisher’s idea, it’s based on a fictional ad campaign from the novel -a web log entitled “How are you?” Here’s how it works and why hopefully you’ll try it…
How are you? We ask the question every day. Countless times. But do we really want the answer? When asked, we invariably say “fine” but what does “fine” mean and are we really?
Maybe your ecstatic, recently promoted, in love. Is that “fine?” Are you angry, resentful; do you feel betrayed or disappointed? How can that be “fine?”
Unburden yourself here and now.
Answer the question…really.
If there is God is in Heaven he is online. Tell Him or Her how you are. If you don’t believe in God act as if. The magic of anonymity means you can be rigorously honest, humble and real. Let the record serve as barometer for the human condition. A conduit for our souls in cyberspace, laid clean, finally.
Answer the question: How Are You?
Will this help sell books? No idea, but come on folks, this is what we talk about when we talk about interactive. Even if you don’t order the book –God forbid, since it’s less than 12 bucks on Amazon- you still need to give this a spin. Or just come look. A few brave souls have already posted some pretty raw stuff.
God or no God, is there a reality beyond our collective façade of fineness? Go to the site. Answer the question. I double dare you: How are you?