If you are remotely unstable, do not read this book

Justin Evans did not write A Good and Happy Child for mentally unhinged readers. Before you read this thriller, you need to be sound in mind and body, otherwise the book will mess you up. If you have graduated, like me, from your psychological helper person, or you never needed one to begin with, then you are allowed to read A Good and Happy Child. You will love it as only the sane can love something terrifying. If you have ever been visited by demons, witches, or have been prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, then stay away from this book. It will only make things worse for you.

Justin Evans looking boyish

Evans will appear at the Virginia Festival of the Book at the end of March. And don’t let his boyish haircut and eyeglasses deceive you – this man will make you pee your pants.

9 Thoughts on “If you are remotely unstable, do not read this book

  1. Christos on March 1, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

    oooooh… u really make me wanna read it soooo bad!

  2. YOU are the reason I issued this warning.

  3. Christos on March 1, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

    haha! yeah, i watched the exorcist when i was 12 and i scarred me for life!

  4. I don’t understand if you’re being “ironic” funny or just mean to people who struggle with mental illness. Nice to see all those suffering lumped into one category of people who can’t possibly bear what you can bear. How thoughtful of you.

  5. Cathy,
    I apologize if I offended you. I am no stranger to mental illness. I think it helps to have a sense of humor about it. But I issued a real warning. The book is scary and full of demonic imagery. It explores the blurry line between mental illness and religious fanaticism. I don’t think that anyone who is vulnerable to religious mania or delusions should read it. I also don’t think fat people should read Betty Crocker cookbooks. And I shouldn’t read snarky blogs or celebrity gossip. But it’s a free country. At least we’re reading the wrong stuff and not drinking buckets of dark rum or smoking crack. Those people with addictions are such assholes.

  6. Cathy,
    Now I have to apologize for my response (I’m following my “do-not-erase” rule). The first half of my comment was sincere. The second half was me just trying to be funny. I didn’t mean to be offensive. Sometimes it’s hard to translate a tone in a blog.

  7. I think you should also apologize to me. Betty Crocker is my best friend and she has nothing but the best intentions.

  8. You better lay off those cookies, Big Babushka.

  9. Oh Snap!

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