Acclaimed writer Michael Boulerice is proud to announce the release of his first non-fiction book, The Adventures of KungFu Mike and the Magic Sunglasses.
The 384-page memoir features a collection of humorous and heart aching short stories centered on Boulerice’s life growing up in New Hampshire. The book, which has been in the works since 2005, features a blend of new and vintage literary creations. Some of the stories have been featured on various online literary websites, but have since been polished and rewritten. Many of the stories are brand new original works.
“When I was in my 20s, I used to wear silly hair metal costumes for Halloween. So easy - wig, tight jeans...it’s the easiest low-budget get-up going, and girls somehow found it attractive. Well, at least drunk girls at a Halloween party found it attractive. If I got out of control drunk and started breaking furniture, I wasn’t being an a**hole; I was in character and method acting. It just worked. Back then, if I had to pray to a God, I would have prayed to the one that made sure women my age had big sisters with Mötley Crüe posters smeared with lip gloss above their beds growing up.”
The new book is the first of three nonfiction works Boulerice say he plans to publish in the coming years. The book will be available in paperback on Amazon and other select bookstores and retail outlets. The eBook version will be available beginning Aug. 14. Audio book to follow soon thereafter.
“The writing process for this book was a grand exercise in humility and self-forgiveness”, Boulerice says. “To lay your faults and flaws out for all the world to see is probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It’s also the most freeing thing I’ve ever done, because once you open the book of yourself for anybody passing by to read, the parts of your life that once made you sweat from embarrassment lose their power over you. I’d recommend this book to anybody who thinks the shameful and humiliating skeletons in their closet are only unique to them, because life gets so much more livable when you realize that’s not even remotely true.”
About the Author
Michael Boulerice (MichaelBoulerice.com) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on June 16th, 1980. A few months after, he moved to coastal New Hampshire, where he has spent the bulk of his life ever since. Boulerice resides in Nottingham, New Hampshire with his wife Jessica, dog Rodney, and feral miscreant of a cat Charlie. When he isn’t writing about his experiences, Michael is most likely coaxing Charlie down from the curtains, trundling around his property on a John Deere, playing retro video games, or snowboarding at his favorite New England mountain resorts.