Every 18 months or so I need to post in here and make false promises, mostly to myself, that the book will be finished up any day now. So here it goes...
The book is more or less done. I reverted back to doing the version where it's just separate chapters of PLA material. No storyline to follow, no plot. I'm not even going to try using a real publisher anymore. I'm going to use one of the many online services that takes your money and creates a print-on-demand book that can be ordered from stores, libraries, Amazon and even read on Kindle and the iPad. The best part about not using any real publishing channels is that this can all be written for people who like PLA instead of for the general public. I can throw in obscure PLA shit in there and not care that a bunch of people won't get it.
And this will be the reason for the delay this time. While there's enough book here to just be finished with it, I'm going to hold off and add some more stuff into it. Maybe the BNF and Richard Cardo fiasco if I can manage to make that not completely boring, maybe some of our April Fools pranks, maybe forum/phone mobs. I don't know, but I'll comb the websites and find some good stuff to put in. I'm thinking I can have it ready sometime this summer. At the very latest, before this year is over. That's the goal.
RTF is writing a foreward for it and Spessa is proofreading it all and calling me stupid a lot. I'm putting inspirational quotes from PLA people, taken from this thread
, at the top of each chapter and could use some more of those if anyone wants to post them into that thread or this one.
Currently the book includes the Dino story, a chapter on call forwarding, another on credit card fraud, the Fred Meyer thing, a PLA bio, red boxing, revenge, eBay, the McDonald's sign prank, Celina beige boxing, the 7-Eleven stuff, and some other things. It's not just copied text from the web site - most of it is stories based on the web pages and PLA issues.
You guys should tell me what else you want to see in the book. What's your favorite part of the web site that you'd like to see somehow converted into a chapter? I need advice! There's so much shit on phonelosers.org and the other sites that I'm sure I've forgotten some of it. Any ideas that I can steal and not give you credit for would be really helpful. Thanks!