SlowPainful: The E-Book

purchase the EPub version of my shockingly funny collection of personal essays and political satire

praise for David Roddis's book, A Slow, Painful Death Would Be Too Good for You.

SlowPainful: Epub Format (Digital edition for download)

Gather ‘round, peeps,

for some sparkling, startling lessons in old-school fabulousness, including a bitch-slap from Big Gay Pope David; a breathtaking ride on a “Gigolo;” and even a photography master class with that insufferable Canadian superstar and adulte terrible David DeLaRoddis,“The Guy With The Eye.”

In this debut collection of personal essays — a veritable treasure trove of bons mots and quirky alter egos, as well as a tongue-in-cheek memoir and a rallying cry of solidarity — David Roddis aims his wry, devastating wit at Canadian and U.S. politics, pineapple Freezies and just about everything in between, not sparing himself a few self-deprecating jabs in the process.

Blending sixty-plus years of defiant survival into vintage Champagne, and with a voice that runs the gamut from caustic to camp, satirical to (almost) lyrical, Roddis ultimately reminds us that,

however desperate the situation may appear, it’s never  serious.


You will be buying the ebook version for immediate download.


A message from the author:

“A Slow, Painful Death Would Be Too Good for You (and Other Observations)

gathers my snarky personal essays and outrageous political satire from the first four years of this blog. It’s the perfect collection for readers who are pining for light-hearted, bittersweet short-form writing that’s

snarky yet lovable,
awkwardly inappropriate yet disarmingly forgivable,
full of typically male opinionated bluster but still craving constant validation,
shocking but still suitable for gifting your mom, if your mom worked as a burlesque dancer, and
openly queer yet able to “pass” when it suits The Gay Agenda.”

—David Roddis

How to view and read the ebook

There are a few ways to read my ebook, which is in a format called .EPUB.

  1. You can read it online, using a browser such as Safari, Edge or Chrome.
  2. You can open up Google Play Books, and add it to your library there.
  3. You can download and use an eReader app – this often gives the best experience.

Use these links to choose an eReader app to download.

Calibre – supports all EPUB and PDF ebooks.
Calibre is the app I recommend and will give you the best experience with my book.
Adobe Digital Editions – supports all EPUB and PDF ebooks
EPUBReader is a handy add-on for Firefox that can directly open any EPUB format.

Other online eReader sites and applications include: Bluefire Reader and MegaReader.

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