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What is Nightmarriage?
Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on his literary loom that are equal parts luminous and lunatic.
Writing as only a minister’s son who has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can, Johnston has crafted an observational ode to both the blunders and wonders of wedlock, and his writing is punctuated accordingly with absurd alliteration, appalling puns, and madcap metaphors. Nightmarriage is a must-read for fans of David Sedaris, Robert Fulghum, and Anne Lamott.
While Johnston created the cover art himself, the interior of the book features original work by artists BARRR, Dan Billen, Ben Chlapek, Megan Frauenhoffer, Danny Joe Gibson, Mark Montgomery, and Darin M. White. The appendices of the book also include Twitter stream excerpts, recipes, artist information, and other miscellany from the world of Chad Thomas Johnston.
Read Four Essays from Nightmarriage Here:
IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” Blog/Patheos.com, October 11, 2012
eLectio Publishing Web Site, October 11, 2012
IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” Blog/Patheos.com, November 1, 2012
IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” Blog/Patheos.com, March 21, 2013
Listen to Two Audiobook Demos from Nightmarriage Here:
Listen to and/or download two demo versions of audiobook essays from Nightmarriage below. Keep in mind—these are our first forays into recording pieces like this. You will note variances in the EQ on Brandon’s voice from track to track. We are still learning the ropes of recording audiobook text. If you like it, please leave a comment here so I can pass it along to Brandon S. Gillette, who is a wonderful reader.
Nightmarriage Q & A
How Much Does It Cost?
At 20% off the regular $3.99 price, Nightmarriage can be pre-ordered today for $3.19. All who pre-order will receive a free copy of the audiobook version of Nightmarriage as soon as it becomes available. Pre-order it here.
The cost of the print edition of Nightmarriage has yet to be determined.
When Is the Official Release Date?
This may go without saying, but the audiobook version of Nightmarriage will be completed and made available after the publication of the e-book version. The audiobook versions featured above are only demos, designed solely to provide potential purchasers with an idea of what to expect.