Santa Monica, CA August 9th! Elevating Overman by Bruce Ferber

Thanks to my pals for the props at in regard to my upcoming book signing in Santa Monica, CA.

I hope you all will come out to this remarkable and stunning author event where you will indeed see an author in his own element (a book store) signing actual books. I won’t be using an anti-gravity pen or anything newfangled, just a simple ballpoint blue pen will do.

Below is the full information and please come out and support your local bookstore and local author!

On THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7PM, Bruce Ferber will be doing a book signing and reading from his new novel “Elevating Overman” at BARNES AND NOBLE, SANTA MONICA.

Barnes and Noble
1201 3rd Street  Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-9110
Should be a fun evening — would love to see you there!



The tour bus is getting customized and the roadies are psyched. You heard it right. The author of “Elevating Overman” is preparing to speak at a town near you, providing you live somewhere near Denver, Rochester, Boca Raton or Los Angeles — with more venues to follow. Specifics are being kept under wraps for fear of massive ticket scalping, but rest assured, the powers that be are doing everything they can to make sure regular people get to attend. I can pretty much guarantee you that Jack Nicholson will not be monopolizing the front row seats at the Rochester JCC. Full disclosure: I hear Dyan Cannon is circling Boca.




We will be having Bruce Ferber, author of Elevating Overman, speak at our synagogue through the Jewish Book Council. Please email me a bio and a high resolution black and white and a full color photo in the form of a jpg or a PDF file, a hi res jpg of the book cover, any press releases, lists of questions, pitch documents, and collateral information. Please send a hard copy of the book. I look forward to working with you to promote this event.

B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433
phone (561) 392-8566 ext. 307
fax (561) 362-0990

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Notice there is no date, plus I didn’t even know I was invited, and yet they’re “having” me.  Whatever Boca wants…Boca gets.


Wanna do your part in making the world a better place? Help us raise $42,000 in the next three days to build a kick-ass bar in my parents’ basement! That’s right! You can get in on the ground floor (technically below ground floor) of an exciting investment opportunity! Once fully funded, we pledge to serve only premium liquor and the strongest girlie cocktails this side of “Sex and the City.” We hate our jobs. We have no life. We need you to do your part in helping us get shit-faced! Come on, people, only $41,989 left to go!!!!

Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but thanks to Kickstarter, our society is in self-promotion crisis. What began with the noble purpose of raising hard-to-find funds for the arts has been co-opted by the masses. I now get Facebook requests from people I don’t even know to send checks for a show they might want to do. To the best of my knowledge, when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney fixed up that barn, they didn’t have Kickstarter. I know times are tough. But for those of us being asked to give, which of these 500,000 Kickstarter projects deserve our investments/donations? For now, I’d rather help kickstart lives…



The term Freedonia was popularized by the 1933 Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup, as a fictional country. Over time, however, the word has come to have a more generic meaning.  Because the Marx Brothers’ Freedonia had so many qualities—autocracy, diminutiveness, and obscurity, to name but a few — a place can be described as “Freedonian” for having any one of these qualities.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that I spent June 19th-June 21st as the undisputed King of Freedonia.  That’s right. How many of you have ever been the #1 author in Jewish Fiction Free e-books?  That’s what I thought.   I can’t blame you for being jealous of all the perks I garnered from my lofty throne.   It was sweet, I won’t lie.  What can compare with spending three days glued to one’s computer screen while watching downloads accrue, taking short snack breaks only to analyze the per/hour download rate?  Unlike the rest of you, I got to bask in the indescribable joy of seeing 200 hundred people snap up my work for free in a sixty minute time period, while my head throbbed and eyes went buggy.  After a boffo first night, I went to bed with a 3100 downloads and a massive headache, then woke up the next morning with 3600 downloads and the same headache.  By the second day, as I glided past the 4 and 5000 marks, all my muscles cramped and I became so tense and irritable that I was unfit for human interaction.  Cruising into Day Three at a cool 6100, I stopped speaking to people, having come to the conclusion that my best friends were numbers.  And then, when I woke up on Day Four, the free download offer had ended.  I was forced to surrender my bejeweled crown and my kingdom, and go back to seeking renumeration for my services.  On the upside, like Rufus T. Firefly, I’ll always have Freedonia.

Novel now available in Portly short, Extra Long, Cadet

ELEVATING OVERMAN salutes a giant in the world of self-promotion, Eddie Nalbandian of the late, great men’s haberdashery, Zachary All — seeing his low prices, customers always asked “Eddie, are you kidding?” which inspired the Frank Zappa song of the same name.

Similarly, readers are AMAZED by how beautifully the “Cadet” version of this novel fits them.  No, I’m not kidding.


JUNE 19th-JUNE 21ST ONLY!  This author will be selling his soul and his novel for FREE on Kindle.  Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity by telling all your friends and neighbors to DOWNLOAD to their hearts’ content during these dates.  You don’t even need to own a Kindle, you can download right to your computer — those of you who already own the hard copy, please download the Kindle edition as well — even if you don’t need to use the ebook, just downloading boosts the author’s sales numbers.  It’s called the Blog of Shame for a reason, okay?   The good news is, the book will entertain you in equal measure to the cringing I must do in order to sell this thing.   You win big here….