These are my current book projects that have either already been released or have a future release date that has been confirmed.
The Lost Blogs (Warner Books)
What would Jesus blog? What would Plato blog? What would Jimi Hendrix blog? Imagine that blogging technology was around since the dawn of time, then imagine what hundreds of the most well known (and dead) historical figures would say? From Andy Warhol to Thomas Jefferson, from JFK to George Burns, from DaVinci and Nixon to Captain Kangaroo — The Lost Blogs has them all.
The Lost Blogs: From Jesus to Jim Morrison is the historically inaccurate and totally fictitious cyber diaries of everyone worth knowing — and arrives in stores from Warner Books on May 8th, 2006.
Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs says, “The Lost Blogs is very funny, very clever, and even borderline illuminating. Thank goodness Paul Davidson ‘discovered’ these long lost gems. The concept is brilliant, and his execution is hilariously on-target. I can only hope that a thousand years from now I’ll be included in his next book.”
Dallas Mavericks’ owner and Internet technology guru Mark Cuban says, “The Lost Blogs is a hilarious, totally original book that anyone who has ever read or written a blog will immediately love.”
YRB Magazine says, “The Lost Blogs is the answer to your prayers.”
Mark Lisanti of Defamer says, “The Lost Blogs is ingenious, hilarious and undoubtedly accurate.”
Consumer Joe (Random House/Broadway Books)
Consumer Joe: Harrassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time was released by Broadway Books in the Fall of 2003. The book, which collects the annoying and hilarious letters of my alter-ego to America’s largest Fortune 500 companies, is currently in its 3rd printing and being developed into a TV show.
Consumer Joe uncovers why a box of fifty envelopes only contained forty-seven and how colorblind people are supposed to tell if their Ziploc baggies (“yellow and blue makes green”) are properly sealed, while making numerous product-improvement suggestions along the way (such as adding the Tuna Melt flavor to the Jamba Juice product line).
Jerry Stiller of ‘The King of Queens’ and ‘Seinfeld’ says, “I couldn’t put it down. Some of the funniest writing since ‘Seinfeld’.”
Andy Borowitz, humorist for ‘The New Yorker’ and ‘Newsweek’ says, “It’s hard to know which are funnier: Paul Davidson’s facetious letters to Fortune 500 companies or the corporate stooges’ equally clueless replies. Read ‘Consumer Joe’ yourself and decide.”
Publisher’s Weekly says, “This compendium of oddball customer query and complaint letters should tickle the ribs of anyone who’s ever considered writing a letter to protest an inferior product or solve a merchandise mystery… Highbrow humor it ain’t, but it is certainly as Davidson himself puts it, ‘damn good bathroom reading.'”