Sunday, August 26, 2007

I Need Your Help

I seem to be on a blogging hiatus for the past week. My apologies to those of you who have left comments recently and to which I haven't responded. I was gone to Guam for two days this week to update myself on some retinal surgical techniques with a visiting retinal specialist from California. I left my driver's license in Saipan so I couldn't rent a car as I had planned, but thanks to the helpfulness of fellow travelers, friends and strangers, I managed to get almost everywhere I needed to be and spent only $10 on taxi fare.

Here is where I need your help. I've moslty been busy this past week putting the finishing touches on a book I've been working on. It's titled "World Peace, a Blind Wife and Other Intriguing Matters," from a Goofball Eye Surgeon in the South Seas. It's a collection of about 50 of the most popular columns I've written for the Tribune over the past few years. If you like my writing, I need your help. I need some testimonial "blurbs" that will go on the back cover and in the first few pages. I'd like to invite you to provide a blurb for the book. If the publisher prints the blurb, it will include your name and other identifying data (your blog, the name of your business, your URL, etc.). Just let me know how you prefer it to appear.

Usually these sort of blurbs are just a few sentences long, and give your general impression of the book or author. Some blurbs include why you liked the book and why you would recommend it. Just pick up any book and turn to the back cover and you'll get a good idea. It's there to help a person decide if they want to read it.

If you aren't from Saipan and haven't seen my columns (or if you need to refresh your memory), I can send you an excerpt from the book (click on "About Me" over on the right for my email address). If you are ready, send me a blurb by email, or leave it as a comment here.

My deadline for these is Friday. I appreciate your help.

16 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

"David Khorram once shot a man just to watch him die."

-Angelo Villagomez

Melissa said...

"It was better than CATS, I'll read it again and again..."

BoReGo said...

David Khorram's writing is real and raw. His journey to find the culprit behind Arman's mysterious lump leaves you heartbroken and gasping for breath. In everything, there is a twinge of sarcasm and humor that connects people with life in the islands and life in the Khorram household.

Jeff said...

9 out of 10 pirates (of Saipan) recommend this book.

Marianas Eye said...

I'm going to say, Thank you to Boni. And nothing to the rest of you jokers.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Khoram's insight into the emotions he feels and his ability to describe them makes his work an interesting read. The stories are unique...you'll want to read them all.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Sorry, I left an R out of your name. You may edit it back in should you choose to use my blurb.

Will you market by e commerce or print the book and sell thru standard distribution?

BoReGo said...

David David Khorram has an eye for good writing. His short stories give you a glimpse of real people in the middle of their not-so-everyday lives. In each piece, there is a twinge of sarcasm and humor that connects people with life in the islands and life in the Khorram household.

Paguroidea said...

Dr. David Khorram's writing elicits a positive viewpoint and helps even the most nefarious ones to summon from the depths of their decaying soul…hope.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I'm thinking of a serious blurb. It needs to be earth shattering...I wouldn't hold your breath.

Anonymous said...

Dr, Khorram writes with his soul. His writing always overwhelms to the depths and heights of your soul can reach. He writes with emotions as part of being his human, and as it is also a part of his being spiritual, as to be spiritual is to be fully human.

christi

Mark R said...

Dr. Khorram's writings show a lot of depth and variety. Sometimes I see myself in his writing, or sometimes people whom I knew in the past, because of his ability to capture commonalities and the human emotions which bring us together. This then makes his narration of personal fears and loss all the more gripping. Then again, there are sometimes when I almost think of him as being "the Dave Barry of Saipan (and sometimes of medicine or eye care)."

The positive outlook which becomes so obvious when one gets to know him, however, is a wonderful constant through all his varied works.

By the way, I happen to be a fan of Dave's, so that reference is meant to be a GOOD thing.

Anonymous said...

David Khorram's stories of life in the tropics are like a chilled mango salad on a hot day: so refreshing you don't even realize its good for you too.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

David has a way of seeing the big picture while the rest of us are still trying to figure out how to open the box.

(or still asking for directions...take your pick.)

Deece said...

Gosh David, I really love all of your atricles. But I don't know how to write a useable blurb. I will always remember your article that taught us how to make yogurt. "Grab your spoons, there's yogurt everywhere!" It paints a gorgeous picture in my mind - not just of what I imagine the scene to look like, but of the innocence of a child.

Doc adrian said...

David's eye opening blogs have got me excited to move to Saipan and experience the same from a bone point of view :)..if the eye can see it the bone can do it !!
Adrian Medina, MD.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
USA