A Boomer, an Xer, and a Millennial walk into a book…
Meet Hammerhead Hirsch, a charismatic middle-aged boho known in the 60s as The Pugilist Poet for his Golden Gloves boxing crown and Beat poetry chops. Thirty years later Head has become a first-time father, and his joy is immense—until the mom bolts. Can Head last fifteen rounds as a single dad with a paltry income, scanty prospects, biting demons, and a “ball-and-chain” kid? The tale is told by a worshipful youth who accompanies Head and his son on a turbulent yet often hilarious ten-year-long journey full of struggles, missteps, love, and growth.
“A rollicking, big-hearted tale, full of laughter, bravery and unflinching humanity.” ~ Emily Kiernan, The Great Divide
“Prose that zings, swings and frequently sings.” ~ Tracy DeBrincat, Hollywood Buckaroo
“Funny, sad, relatable and engrossing.” ~ Stephen D. Gutierrez, American Book Award
“With unflinching honesty, humor and a keen eye for detail, Sindell brings unforgettable characters to life.” ~ Martin McCaw, The Low Road
Targeted Age Group: 15 – 120
What was your inspiration for this book?
I was inspired by the love and reverence that a seeking youth can feel for a street-savvy middle-aged rebel who seems to have all the answers, but is burdened with tearing personal demons and difficult life circumstances. I was inspired to ask: How cool is cool really? Is it overrated? Is it compatible with responsibility? I was inspired to explore whether friends really can be "the family we build for ourselves," as the fridge magnet tells us. I was inspired to explore single fatherhood, and to tell a tale of a Boomer, an Xer, and a Millennial journeying through the 90's together. I was inspired to be real, to be funny, and to be real funny.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
There is nothing like the human voice, and nothing like hearing an actor portray characters in a book. It's why Shakespeare's plays are so much more enjoyable when seen and heard, as intended, rather than read. Plus, as a veteran reader at book readings, I felt I had the vocal and acting chops to bring this book to life.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
I chose to read the book myself because I had the time and wherewithal to do so and knew that I could bring my creative vision to life.
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