The book of the blog

Not very many blogs end up as books. This one did!
Lorcan 1 min read

The book

I blogged for many years at Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog. We have ported the entries to this venue, and previous URLs should redirect.

I was very pleased that ALA Publishing agreed to publish a book of the blog and also that they agreed we could make a version open for all. It is released by Facet in the UK.

The blog was very influential for several years, popularizing various themes and phrases.

I am grateful to Ken Varnum for working with me on this – he turned a mountain of words into a book.

Get the book

The book is available in these places.

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)


Facet Publishing

Download free PDF


The movie

Ken Varnum interviewed me about the book. There is an introduction and a longer version. Video definitely adds years and lbs ...

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