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Out of Touch - Book Club February '11


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February's Book Club selection is Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz.

Brandon has become one of our workshop's success stories. I don't really know what to say about Out of Touch or Brandon that hasn't been said before. (After all I did interview him HERE at the Cult.)

But seriously - Out of Touch kicks ass. Everybody should read it. Read it and then participate in this month's book club.

Michael Sonbert (author of The Neverenders) will be our discussion leader.

Buy Out of Touch:

Other World Publications
EReader Formats

Synopsis: Aidin is a twenty-four-year-old wealthy socialite who spends the majority of his time coercing women with money rather than charm, and has a penchant for drugs and bottle service at the sort of clubs and venues most people can't afford to get into. After a night of heavy partying, he awakes one morning completely vacant of any physical sensation, and through a near-fatal occurrence, comes to find his old life is behind him whether he likes it or not.

Enter: Dr. Paradies, a progressive therapist who explains to Aidin that no surgery or prescription exists for his particular condition. She assigns him a life list—a litany of 366 seemingly random items, ultimately designed to help cope with his ailment. Thus, a new addiction ensues for Aidin as he becomes completely enamored with following orders and directions that range from reviewing restaurants to handgun training, but most notably, a young woman named Dana who appears as Item #154 on his list.

Little by little, Aidin begins to understand how to use the disability to his advantage, whether it's his endless stamina in bed or how he can be beaten to a bloody pulp without flinching--he adapts. But as the list continues and the items become increasingly more cryptic, Aidin begins to suspect this might be something more than therapy. The truth behind the condition will force him to make a life-altering decision.

So yeah - get the book. And let's discuss.

Get to reading!