Announcement - August 18, 2008

(Reconditioning Batteries)

Ladies and gentleman; there isn't going to be a part 5 of Ginsanity on kungfumike.net.

The more I work on this series, the more I'm coming to understand it isn't going to be complete as a multi-entry blog post. In order to give it the detail and attention it demands, I've come to the conclusion that Ginsanity is going to be my first book.

Tucker has been telling me to do this for years now. "Mike, you're hilarious and everything, but you and I both know your magnum opus is going to be the story about you and your father." I always knew he was right when he'd bring it up at the bar or in a random email exchange, but I pushed Tucker's advice to the side because I knew I wasn't emotionally ready to tackle it. I always thought that one day I'd be stable enough to open the vault that contains all of the hurt and the guilt and organize its contents for you in a calm and calculated way, like some kind of dark Rube Goldberg mechanism that spits my soul out at the end of its process. The more I live, the more I realize I'll probably never be that pillar of stability, but the more I work on this series, the more I understand that Ginsanity demands that I lock myself in that vault in order to write it the way it needs to be written. I now know there will never be a perfectly ideal time for this project to take the front burner...so why not now?

I'll still update my site to keep you guys entertained in the meanwhile, but as of right now, the book is where I am going to focus the bulk of my energy. Well, I'll at least split it evenly between the book, the therapist and the bottle.

And boobs. Don't forget boobs.

Posted by KungFu Mike at 7:11 PM

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Fuck yes.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 18, 2008 07:34 PM

I wish you nothing but the best of luck, Mike. I'll be one of the first ones lined up to buy it.

Posted by: Barron at August 18, 2008 07:52 PM

That is absolutely awesome, man. When I was reading each "chapter," I kept thinking this would be a great book idea if it were flushed out.

Good luck, sir.

- David

Posted by: at August 18, 2008 08:39 PM

I'm gonna buy three copies...
But what happens now? Do the pieces you posted online now become chapters, or are you going to go even deeper into the story?

Posted by: Rob at August 18, 2008 09:23 PM

That's right man, don't forget boobs. If you're absent for a while don't worry because we'll be alright. Good luck with writing the rest of it bro. Much love.

Posted by: Wayland at August 18, 2008 09:29 PM

Maybe Ginsanity will cause you to be over-immersed in darkness, driving you to pain medications and sleeping pills for balance. One night you take too many and die a few months before your hyped book release happens. It becomes one of the fastest selling novels of all time. Then maybe your book would win a Pulitzer prize post-humously and you'd be known as the best author of your generation!...fearless even for taking on the task of writing about such a dark subject.

Posted by: Heath Ledger at August 18, 2008 11:14 PM

Awesome, man. Awesome.

Posted by: Rob at August 19, 2008 12:37 AM


Told you to do it, good call =). If you need someone to proof read it I'd be happy to help. ;)

Try and get it available in the UK too please, I really don't want to have to pay to import it >.

Posted by: Azza at August 19, 2008 02:27 AM

Absolutely thrilled...it'll be amazing!!!!!

Posted by: Judy at August 19, 2008 04:21 AM

Absolutely thrilled...it'll be amazing!!!!!

Posted by: Judy at August 19, 2008 04:21 AM


I'll be the first to buy your book...when is the Kungfu Mike book tour going to be taking place? Or do you even have an interest in meeting your fans who are addicted to your maniacal words? Don't skip Denver!

Posted by: Cheesedinverts at August 19, 2008 05:11 AM

You better not call me the unabomber any more. At least I won't be crying into a keyboard until 2 AM every night. This is the right move I think. It's taken you about as long to write as a book anyhow.

Posted by: maw at August 19, 2008 06:00 AM

Books are not as daunting as they seem at first. It's actually easy to keep it under a year with steady work. You do the math--aiming at 100,000 words, 500 words five days a week gets you there with two months leftover for editing. The main thing is to enjoy rather than dread the process. So, enjoy.

Posted by: Chris Elliott at August 19, 2008 07:41 AM

'Try and get it available in the UK too please'

Go one step further, come to the UK and do some signing! I know Max Tucker was talking about doing it at some point, the pair of you could - it'd be fucking awesome.

Posted by: Matt at August 19, 2008 09:24 AM

I'm drooling with anticipation. Keep up the awesome.

Posted by: T.J. at August 19, 2008 01:19 PM

Yes motherfucker.

Posted by: Jais at August 19, 2008 08:41 PM

Since a signing tour wouldn't come anywhere close to where I live (though UK would be at least theoreticaly possible to reach), what about ordering already signed copies?

Posted by: Eva at August 20, 2008 02:27 AM

I want a KungFu Mike and Tucker Max book signing tour. Tucker promoting Assholes Finish First, and you promoting Ginsanity.

Posted by: ThatGuy85 at August 22, 2008 11:43 AM

Person above me: Maybe they could promote Bunny's and PhilaLawyer's books too somehow, don't know when they're coming out thought.

Good luck, man. I will buy a copy the next time I'm in the US.

Posted by: Alice at August 24, 2008 12:05 PM

So... Is there some sort of Pre-Order list or is that too premature at this point. Thanks for sharing your story and I can't wait to experience the rest... in book form...


Posted by: Damien at August 25, 2008 12:07 PM

Congratulations, Mike! I hope you'll post some outtakes along the way to publication...

Posted by: at August 26, 2008 07:39 AM

Everyone else seems excited for you, but I have to say I am pissed.
You get dedicated readers engrossed in an evolving storyline, only to give them a giant "to be continued..." For when? Late 2009 at the earliest.
Seriously lame.

Posted by: Kirk at August 27, 2008 12:45 PM

Hell yes.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 29, 2008 12:46 PM

Dear kungfu mike:

Where are the boobs you've promised us?

Posted by: Random_Guy at September 16, 2008 07:33 AM


Ok, it's been like...2 months, and 5 days, which quite frankly, given that we've switched solidy into fall now, feels like an eternity. While I'm sure you're having an awesome time digging into your psyche and reliving horrible times just so you can make a buck by selling a book, I'm dying here in my accounting firm with no windows looking for shit to occupy my "chargeable" hours. Give us something!

Posted by: Funky at October 23, 2008 07:15 AM

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