If you are a regular IR reader, you know that there are many reasons authors choose to go indie. In the case of “Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush”, the choice to go it alone appears to have been all about the timing.
According to Mary Pauline Lowry in the Huffington Post, “When it became clear that Rick Perry would throw his hat in the ring for the GOP presidential nomination, James Moore, former longtime member of the Texas press corps and NY Times bestselling author (Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential), and co-author Jason Stanford, spent three days writing a 93-page book proposal for “Adios Mofo”.
Long story short, the duo sold the book to Henry Holt, but by the time the manuscript was done, so were Perry’s presidential chances. And, apparently, so was their book deal. Finding themselves with an “engaging, imminently readable book” with no publisher, Moore and Stanford decided to go indie. (The book was released on Friday and has appeared several times on Amazon’s Top 10 political titles).
This dark tale of Rick Perry’s tenure as governor of the state of Texas is, by turn, both funny and horrifying. And really…what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than reading about a real life Texas turkey?