Textual Healing

Textual Healing Few people have to deal with a haiku speaking flower shop owning ninja every day on their way to work Unfortunately for Andrew Connor he is one of those people And poor Andrew his week has been a ro
  • Title: Textual Healing
  • Author: EricSmith
  • ISBN: 9781452062457
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Textual Healing
    Few people have to deal with a haiku speaking flower shop owning ninja every day on their way to work Unfortunately for Andrew Connor, he is one of those people.And poor Andrew, his week has been a rough one His former bestseller, Chasing Fireflies, is on clearance at Barnes Noble for 1.37, his girlfriend left him for a corporate America action figure, and he s beFew people have to deal with a haiku speaking flower shop owning ninja every day on their way to work Unfortunately for Andrew Connor, he is one of those people.And poor Andrew, his week has been a rough one His former bestseller, Chasing Fireflies, is on clearance at Barnes Noble for 1.37, his girlfriend left him for a corporate America action figure, and he s been tricked into joining Textual Healing, a support group for writers who can t seem to write any.Dealing with his employees at his failing used bookshop, a strange new love interest from the Midwest, and a pet sugar glider that has somehow managed to destroy his entire apartment when will he ever find the time to put pen to paper again A quirky comedy set in present day New York and New Jersey, Textual Healing follows the story of Andrew, a self deprecating, once famous author, his small bookstore in Hoboken, and the colorful characters that surround him.
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  • EricSmith

    Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent from New Jersey.He Young Adult books include Inked Bloomsbury, 2015 , Branded Bloomsbury, 2017 , the anthology Welcome Home Flux, 2017 , and the upcoming novel The Girl the Grove, due out May 2018 His first humor book, THE GEEK S GUIDE TO DATING, was published with Quirk Books in December 2013, and has sold into eight languages.When he isn t busy working on his own books, he works representing YA, sci fi, fantasy, and quirky non fiction with P.S Literary.You can find him on Twitter at ericsmithrocks You can learn about his books, and his authors, on his official website.

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  • A great word for this book is quirky, and I m a huge sucker for quirky books, I know, I know some people raise their eyebrows or frown at quirky some of you may be even doing that now but look at other reviews of this book it s quirky, nuff said As a whole the book could be called a great romantic comedy, but it is loaded with pop culture references sort of like Scott Pilgrim or Dash and Lily s Book of Dares, and I got a good laugh from those But really, what s not to love about a book that effo [...]



  • I received a free copy from the author, Eric Smith Review copies of books are great except there s always that fear that you re going to get a book and not like it, and then what do you say I picked this book up last night, meaning to just read the first page or so to see how I liked it and read the entire book straight through I really like this book Andrew Connor, the main character, is a writer who no longer writes His former bestselling book is on sale at Barnes and Noble for 1.37 His girlfr [...]


  • When reading this book I kept imagining it as a TV sitcom I thought the character of Brave Orchid was quite unique, I would have liked of her.This review can also be found at my blog Books and Circuses.I suppose I think of this book as a romantic comedy When I was reading I kept imagining that this easily could translate into a sitcom for TV The set up just seems so right for TV The story and characters all seem to be the perfect for a weekday night s viewing Whenever one of the side characters [...]


  • The kind that stays with you, a clever line in a movie, a well written anecdote in a book, a quip in a poem, and finally, finally I had a punch line, a point, a meaning to the rambling Thoughts on Textual Healing by Eric SmithI tend to shy away from funny romantic stories when it comes to books, mainly because the cookie cutter formulas are getting rusty overtime boy or girl with a crisis meets and falls in love with a girl or boy who becomes an inspiration for self improvement, evil ex or mothe [...]


  • Okay, so I have a feeling that this review, no matter how long I ponder over what to say, is going to come off a bit fan girlish Why Well, to put it simply, it was really good and that tends to put me in a situation where I don t know exactly what to say because you want to say everythingow what I mean Let s address the title first because to be honest that combined with the cover image have generated many a false impression about the book The title is just that a pun and despite whatever lewd o [...]


  • As I had said in a previous status update, this is a really good book in search of a copy editor I very much liked the book it was quirky, fun, kept me engaged, not predictable at all, and Eric Smith had a great voice in his writing So it was a bit disheartening to be periodically thrown out of the story by a missing comma, or a through instead of threw However, minor quibble I acknowledge that I am overly anal when it comes to things of a grammar nature, so I deal with it and move on.Textual He [...]


  • Definitely not my usual read, this quirky little romantic comedy is a little rough around the edges in a technical sense, but considering its status as an independently published debut novel, the offenses are forgivable Mr Smith writes truly believable characters that we all know well and places them in a familiar world full of young love and loss, summing it all up in a comical whirlwind week with a grandiose emotional scope that surpasses even the distance between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh i [...]


  • Textual Healing is delightful I especially liked the character based on me He is the greatest More characters should be based on me I also like the stuff that happened to me that I told Eric about that he put in the book Those things are great All the stuff in it that Eric didn t take directly from me is also pretty good.



  • REVIEW ALSO ON bibliomantics 2011 06 17 hSometimes just reading a book isn t enough Sometimes I need a book that is about books So it was with excitement that I sat down to read about author turned bookstore owner Andrew Ace From the very first page I had what I can only call a bibliogasm a literary orgasm This is because Eric Smith s Textual Healing opens with a discussion about the smell of books There is nothing like the smell of a well loved book, an antique book, a Harry Potter book ask Ste [...]


  • Eric Smith s Textual Healing is a fun, sweet and unexpectedly poignant book about books and the power, excitement and joy they bring us Andrew Ace Connor is our narrator, a witty and self deprecating guy you can t help but like Over the course of one week, Ace s life changes completely as Daniela leaves and Hannah enters but it didn t feel like the cheesy rebound mess that might suggest.In fact, on the surface, Smith s novel sounds like a familiar yet quirky rendition of many popular romances Yo [...]


  • Andrew Connor s life has been better Once a celebrated writer, he now finds his one book located on the discount shelves at his local Barns and Noble He spends his time running a struggling used bookstore located across the street from a flower shop owning ninja When his girlfriend breaks up with him, it seems like the last straw Then he meets Hannah, a friendly woman from the Midwest who changes his life in just a week.Apparently, I was very lucky the last half of December, because I won not on [...]


  • Textual Healing is referencing the book group Ace is a member of guilted into joining not the song Sexual Healing As far as fixing anything with this book, I d recommend a new cover image as the photo of the girl made me believe this book was about texting during some high school drama This book was WAY better than I thought it was going to be based on the cover art Try it on for size Andrew Ace Connor is appealing in so many different ways He is not too attractive, not too smart, not too creati [...]


  • Do you want to laugh Have a blast Meet some great people Take a stroll through a wacky, wild, and sometimes heartwarming adventure Then may I suggest you take a look at Textual Healing Textual Healing had me from page one Here we find the protaganist Andrew, who we ll come to know as Ace , a former bestselling author with a movie deal to show for it being dumped by his long term girlfriend who is fed up with his lack of motivation to write anything else If this wasn t bad enough, Ace is also hit [...]


  • One sentence sums up this book Textual Healing by Eric Smith is a delightful novel Ace, or Andrew Connor, the main protagonist, is everyone s favorite guy He makes you laugh, endears you to him and you want to cheer him on, as the book progresses, to get past his writers block Ace s character can easily be described as dorky, or quirky but for me, his character was endearing and insanely charming, especially his sense of humor Even at his lowest, Ace s self deprecating mannerisms are sure to bri [...]


  • Textual Healing was hilarious I loved the little side comments that the main character Andrew Connor, or Ace, made, they honestly made me burst out laughing so many timeswhich was kind of awkward when I was in the waiting room of the dentist s office, but I was okay with that hahaI think Textual Healing is the perfect book for anyone who is in need of a good laugh, or for someone who has been annoyed by the cliches of many books and romantic comedy movies the characters state many times in the b [...]


  • I was lucky enough to receive this book from a GoodReads giveaway I started and finished this book today in one sitting What I loved about this book was the language of the characters I feel like a lot of book s characters are philisophical, well read, intelligent or use bigger words when they speak than that of real people Sure, those books are good too But to read something that spoken in a way that I speak is refreshing My two favorite lines from the book included I renamed him Douche McBag [...]


  • Won this in a First Reads giveaway.I really like quirky books, and this definitely fits the bill The best part was the haiku speaking and texting ninja, Brave Orchid, who ran a florist shop across the street from Andrew s book shop And the costume party was a blast too You really feel for the character because he tries and screws up, and it s easy to feel his pain At the same time, you want to slap him silly for the things he does Definitely a good, fun read Highly recommended


  • Meh.What made the biggest impression on me was the staggering amount of grammatical and spelling errors among them Hemmingway Really There were some consistency issues as well When grammar and spelling distracts SO MUCH from the story, it s a problem.As to his writing style, it s OK, but he tries too hard to be funny quirky current The character development was good ish and the story itself was fine It had potential but I was severely underwhelmed.


  • I really enjoyed this book Laugh out loud funny at times What I liked most about the book was the interesting cast of characters I wouldn t mind having dinner hanging out with any of these characters, but I really liked Ace, the protagonist I connected with him and his journey to the next step in his life Really happy I won this book on a giveaway otherwise I would have missed out.



  • This is a terrible book, full of mistakes of continuity and grammar The characters are not interesting nor well developed Juvenile plot.




  • Rating 3.5 5 StarsI have never had a pet sugar glider, nor have I ever known any one with such an exotic pet I wouldn t even know where to buy one Can you even get a sugar glider at a regular pet store When the main character, Ace aka Andrew makes the impulsive decision to buy a sugar glider in order to impress a girl that he is smitten with, I learned that one should never leave such an unusual animal unattended Ace s adventure with his psychotic pet that he dubbed Ditto is just one of many sce [...]


  • To be honest, when I first picked up this book I had no idea what it would be about Textual Healing Is that some kind of Texters Anonymous type of meeting Upon reading the back of the book, the mystery deepened Few people have to deal with a haiku speaking flower shop owning ninja every day on their way to work Unfortunately for Andrew Connor, he is one of those people Alas, upon reading that, I had to give it a try Kim s contact and friend at Quirk Books, Eric Smith, was happy to offer us a cop [...]


  • Textual Healingby Eric SmithRating R 3 starsSummary Andrew Ace Connor is struggling with life His former best seller is now in the clearance bin, his girlfriend is gone, and he hasn t been able to write in over 3 years However, he does have friends on his side His best friend, Brian, sets Ace up with his wife s cousin, Hannah His writer neighbor convinces him to join a writer s groupat just happens to end up being a support group for writers who find themselves unable to write Ok, so maybe that [...]


  • Textual Healing is a romantic comedy set in New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey It s a really enjoyable, quick read I found myself continuosly laughing throughout at the main character, Andrew or Ace , who is completely full of quirky jokes and one liners I found it was easy to relate to most, if not all, of the characters I liked all of them, literally Which isn t a usual thing for me I tend to find myself annoyed with at least one character but that wasn t the case with Textual Healing The s [...]


  • This book had me hooked by page three when Joel Schumacher was called the talentless hack who put nipples on Batman s costume On page four a shout out to Sayid from Lost made me smile because I love Sayid By page 17 I was totally wrapped up in the story and laughed out loud literally when I read some funny observations about range free worms I have read some of the other reviews for this one on Good Reads and I think it might be the law that I use the word quirky to describe the book I have to a [...]


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