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Read the Fucking Manual

An anthology of new work from seventeen writers with websites, including many writers published here and in better places. Available for free as a downloadable PDF—it’s the book to be seen with this season.

A few months ago a group of writers with websites decided to get together and make a book. The idea was for each writer to compose a story on the theme ‘How-to,’ to result in a bound volume titled ‘Manual.’

Of course, with all of us being web writers, it seemed a web-based distribution was the right solution. Therefore, ‘Manual’ has become a PDF and is available, for free, as a download. We recommend that you don’t read it on the screen; instead, print it out, take it home, read it in bed, read it in the garage. Just take it slow and enjoy. (PDFs require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is probably already installed on your machine.)

note: ‘Manual’ is not a TMN production; we were just lucky enough to be involved.

Click here to download Manual [203 Kb]

Designed by Dean Allen, the book includes stories by Joshua Allen, Gail Armstrong, Jon Armstrong, Rosecrans Baldwin, Michael Barrish, Kevin Fanning, Paul Ford, Kevin Guilfoile, Jason Gurley, Heather B. Hamilton, Leslie Harpold, Scott David Herman, Dennis A. Mahoney, Alexis Massie, Magdalen Powers, Tobias Seamon, and Andrew Womack.