SlowPainful: The Book

My hilarious first collection, published 2018

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

by David Roddis

Published: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-387-77468-5 (Paperback)
Trade Paperback, 9×6, B&W, illustrations by the author. 374 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-387-66961-5 (ePub)
E-Book with reflowable text, illustrations by the author.

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.”

David Roddis’s debut collection of unruly essays

oversteps all boundaries with its snarky humor, eccentric alter egos and rueful reflections on Canadian and American politics, pineapple Freezies, and just about everything in between. 

With sparkling prose that often brings to mind the style of Quentin Crisp and which runs the gamut from caustic to camp, lyrical to hysterical, Roddis ultimately reminds us that,

however desperate the situation might be—it’s NEVER serious!

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E-pub: $8.99 CAD incl. sales tax | Trade Paperback: $24.99 CAD incl.sales tax. FREE delivery.
Until my e-commerce is set up, you can purchase the epub and the paperback by writing directly to me, David Roddis, at:

digital download coming soon!

Praise for The Book

“Just as we’re on the verge of losing gay quintessentials

like camp and irony, along comes David Roddis and “A Slow Painful Death Would Be Too Good for You (and Other Observations),” a collection of personal and satirical essays told in the style that made gay people infamous for just being funnier.

“Roddis breathes life into a nearly lost art of arch wit, making it great to be gay again.”

— Shaun Proulx
Writer, speaker, host of SiriusXM’s The Shaun Proulx Show. Founder of #ThoughtRevolution