Jump to content

Recommended Posts

The paper version is available on Amazon now — the Kindle version should be available sometime this week.

 

This is probably the first book with an Atari 800 on the cover in 25 years or more :)

 

—Kevin

Edited by Savetz
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Kevin you look just like the guy on the cover! What a strange coincidence! ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Kevin, thanks for reading for us at the Commodore Club last week. Gonna pick up the book this payday or next. Thanks for the TRS-80 stuff too!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@raskar - about the worst word that I use in the book is "crap" and its variants. It does use the term BJ once, where I'm quoting someone. And there's a reference to emailing porn.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm now at page 100 or so and must say I have to smile all over again and again.

 

Kevin, I just can't believe how often I can find myself in your stories. It's so wonderful - with your book I can remember scenes from my life which I almost forgot!!

 

What fascinates me is, that a kids life can be so comparable in that nerd-aspect. I've grown up in East Germany (GDR) and was born a few years later (1978). But all the things like mail orders, mailboxes, magazines, listings, books, high school trading and user groups are totally the same thing. amazing!!!

 

And I always thought that in the US it must have been totally different - everywhere Atari stores and software to buy even at Wal*Mart :)

Edited by twh/f2
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought. Reading. Enjoying.

 

Joe (stepdad) doesnt seem so unkind, letting you run around w/ the night vision goggles, letting you bring his sword/weapon collection to the school Medieval Market, etc. Do we learn about his more dastardly behavior later on?

Edited by RJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Nook version is now available: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/terrible-nerd-kevin-savetz/1113839841

 

@RJ -- No, I don't get into any dastardly stuff. The book is a tech memoir, not an autobiography, so I didn't to talk too much family stuff or whatever -- I just tried to provide enough about the family situation to provide context for the tech stuff.

Edited by Savetz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read the Kindle version...nice book.The number of laughs you get out of the book depends on just how geeky you are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought this for my Kindle. My first ever e-book for the Kindle. It is a nice read. Great job Kevin! A lot of similarities in my own life (I'm 45)...Recommended.

 

~Sal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished the book this morning. A nice read all around. I was born in 1968, and wound up as a technical writer so this parallels my life somewhat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've ordered this book and look forward to reading it, being of the same generation and a technical writer myself.

 

Regards,

Carl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sure would like to buy and read your book :)

 

Problem is I live in Canada and I can not order from amazon.com but just amazon.ca :(

 

Is there another way to buy your book?

 

Thanks!

 

Yves (from Canada)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have been reading this the past couple of days and enjoying it. The one part that made me burst out laughing? When you mention sending in the reader reply cards to get catalogs, brochures, and best of all free demo disks. I too received multiple copies of Managing Your Money and the Buick disks back in the day. I just had to go down and dig through my old Atari disk boxes to see if I still have them. Yup, still have multiple copies of each... Of course reformatted and filled with pirated games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...