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Patrick Wensink

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Patrick Wensink was born in Deshler, OH in 1979. Since that time he has done a lot of things he is not proud of. But he's also done some pretty interesting stuff. Over the years he has bottled and sold his own line of Wentastic BBQ Sauce, got married in a doughnut shop and even found the time to author a few greeting cards.

The Louisville Courier-Journal called Sex Dungeon for Sale!, "A deliciously dark and funny book," which probably made his mom very happy.

How Much Money Bestsellers Make

I opened up to Salon.com about how much (or little, depending on your view) money I made after having a bestseller.
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Published on March 17, 2013 21:01
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Broken Piano for President

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Fake Fruit Factory

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Sex Dungeon For Sale!

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I don't remember the last time I had such a love/hate spat with a book. Which turned out to be great. At times, thrillingly convoluted and others painfully so. At times the characters were totally unlovable, but still fascinating.
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Deliverance by James Dickey
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Beautiful, poetic look at suburbanites trying to find their masculinity in the woods. What we find, instead, is the most tasteful scene of sodomy in all of literature.

[Bonus: "Squeal like a pig" is not in the book]
Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink
"4.5 stars

This book was published on my birthday. That alone makes this book awesome! Plus, I purchased the Wensinkian gift pack that came with a download of ear-bleeding music that's featured in the book (via the band, Lothario Speedwagon); the bo..." Read more of this review »
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The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
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Rachman is an excellent writer. Each little vignette beautifully paints a picture of an employee of the Roman Newspaper central to the story. However, it wasn't enough, as it felt like the author put nothing of himself at risk in the story. There's a ...more
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Patrick Wensink and 4 other people liked R.J. Wheaton's blog post: Pitching a 33 1/3 Book
" Bloomsbury have opened the door to another round of submissions for the fine 33 1/3 series. When I was preparing my proposal for the Portishead book, I read -- extensively -- the comments threads on the series blog, and I thought it would be ..." Read more of this blog post »
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“Everything was great until it sucked.”
Patrick Wensink, Everything Was Great Until It Sucked: One Man's Journey from Fake Ids and BBQ Sauce Sales to Stay-At-Home-Dad and Bestselling Author

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TONY DANZA, YOU PRICK!”
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“Needless to say, it'll make the competition look like crapped pants”
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Leslie thanks for the friends add :)


Esteban del Mal Damn your Quimbys event! I keep trying to add witty comments to it, but they disappear into the ether!


Patrick Wensink I'm sorry. Quimby's must be cursed. Now I'm kind of scared to go.


Esteban del Mal Patrick wrote: "I'm sorry. Quimby's must be cursed. Now I'm kind of scared to go."

Yes, yes. It had to do with your accompanying Attack Ships on Fire and a little project by Al Jourgensen, but nevermind that -- I'm gonna order me onea them books of yours. I'm thinking I want a sketch of Fonzi scaling the large, disembodied (and disinterested) head of Dostoevsky. Are you up to the task?


message 5: by Kate

Kate Hey Patrick, I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at yours and Michael Allen Rose's readings at Quimby's on Saturday! It was wonderful meeting you, your wife and her family. You'll have to let me know how the performance was. I am looking forward to checking out future shows at RoShamBo Theatre and can't wait to check out James Greer, Zach Dodson, and Natalie Edwards reading on May 4. P.S. Quimby's rocks, but I'm sure you already know that =)


Patrick Wensink Kate wrote: "Hey Patrick, I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at yours and Michael Allen Rose's readings at Quimby's on Saturday! It was wonderful meeting you, your wife and her family. You'l..."

Hey Kate! It was great meeting you, too. Thanks for making the trek into Chicago to see the reading.


message 7: by Kate

Kate I was just at Bizarro Central and I read your piece in the magazine section, entitled "Pat, The Pants and the Prison" and I have to admit I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of the "scared straight" program I had to attend in high school at the maximum facility prision in our neighborhood in order to complete this law class I was involved in and let's just say it scared the be-jeezus out of me too. Good job and I look forward to reading more of your pieces in the future.


Patrick Wensink Awesome! I'm glad you liked it. And I'm glad you are scared straight. I had a lot of fun writing that piece. Here's one i recently had published about selling BBQ sauce, hope you enjoy.

http://www.the2ndhand.com/web69/anarc...

Also, hope you enjoy the fine Chicago summer, they are hard to beat!

Pat


message 10: by Kate

Kate I thoroughly enjoyed "ANARCHIST CLOWNS STOLE MY MONEY" @ THE2NDHAND.com! Some highlights for me included:

- Ah yes, Wentastic BBQ. Don't you know? It's the jar with my picture on the label, cross-eyed drunk. No? Man, I should talk to the shareholders about this.

- It's not a flea market and it's not really a fair. Actually, it's some kind of anarchist gang-bang of art and garbage -- and BBQ sauce.

- It's all starting to sound less anarchist and more Public Broadcasting Fund-raiser.

- The ending, such a fantastic ending!

P.S. If you need a marketing director for Wentastic enterprises I'm just the person you're looking for, and can come in for an interview at your earliest convenience, just saying because I know how to whip those shareholders into shape :-)


message 11: by Patrick

Patrick Wensink Awesome, I'm glad you liked it! As soon as the BBQ factory is back in operation, I'll let you know. I've held off on it recently.


message 12: by Kate

Kate Sex Dungeon for Sale!: THE MOVIE rocks!!! Not that the story didn't, but it's just really neat to see something so awesome come to 'life.' Fantastically done.


message 13: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Patrick...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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